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Maintenance loans bursaries for mature student, rural location, flexible or distance learning

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What are my options regarding maintenance loans or bursaries for distance or flexible learning? I live in a rural area, have a mortgage and work part time.

Living abroad and UK citizen fees

Jun 2018

We have been living in the UAE for ten years. When looking at the home/EU rates it appears to apply for student finance purposes. My son is a UK citizen and I wondered if he paid upfront for the year fees, is he eligible for the home/EU rates as no finance is needed?

Are universities more likely to reject you if you narrowly miss offer if you have deferred?

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I have a conditional offer that I wish to defer until next year. The offer states that the university will take EPQ into consideration if I narrowly miss grades. Would it be better to ask to defer after they have accepted me/are they more likely to reject me if I narrowly miss...

Is going on holiday two days after A Level results come out a good idea?

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I am thinking of going away abroad for two weeks, two days after my A Level results come out. If I don’t meet the grades, will this allow enough time to sort everything? And if I do reach my grades, will this also leave enough time to sort things?

British national applying from France

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Qualifications for Indian student at undergraduate level

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What is the minimum score required for an Indian student to get admitted to study Law at the University of Cambridge?

Insurance choice higher than firm choice?

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I want to accept an offer from the University of Kent and if I do this, it will lower the entry requirements from AAB down to BBB and if I do not then the higher grade offers will apply. However I also want to have Surrey as my insurance choice, but the entry requirement for...

Student loan for study outside of the UK

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I'm a British citizen who has lived in the UAE for over ten years, and am looking to get a student loan in order to be able to study. Would this be possible since my mother who is also a British citizen doesn't own a house or have a fixed postcode in the UK at the moment?...

Deferred unconditional place but want to go through Clearing

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I have an unconditional offer from last year that I deferred until this year but now I have been looking at another university that I didn’t apply to the first time. What is the best way to go about trying to get a place in that university and would I have to give up my place...

Funding for an additional master's

Apr 2018

I completed an integrated master's course in 2012 and have since been working full time. Is there any funding available for me to undertake a full postgraduate master's?

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