A note for EU students commencing study in 2021/22
EU, other EEA and Swiss national students who are starting their studies in the UK from academic year 2021/22 should be aware that there are important changes to the national tuition fee regulations and student finance eligibility criteria. Many EU students will no longer be eligible for home fee status or student finance, although there will be some exceptions.
Please visit the UK government website for further details.
All EU, EEA and Swiss national students who are considering starting a course in the UK in academic year 2021/22 are advised to check their eligibility with Student Finance England as soon as possible and well in advance of commencing study.
Government loans are available to support your full-time studies here at St George’s, University of London. Repayment is based on what you earn, not what you owe, and you don’t start repaying your undergraduate student loans until after you leave the course and your income is over the threshold amount for your repayment plan. The threshold amounts change on 6 April every year. At the time of writing the threshold amount for repayment plan 2 is £27,295 per year
Tuition fee loan
Available to English and some EU students. If you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales please visit your local student finance website for information about government loans you may be eligible for.
Eligible undergraduate students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of their tuition fees for each year of study (partial tuition fee loans are available for the 4-year graduate entry Medicine course).
Tuition fee loan payments are made directly to the university.
Only repayable after you leave the course and are earning over the relevant threshold. Repayments will be calculated at 9% of your income over the threshold.
Maintenance loan for living costs
Available to English students. If you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales please visit your local student finance website for information about any government loans you may be eligible for.
Eligible students can apply for a maintenance loan for each year of study to help with living costs such as accommodation, food and travel.
The amount you can borrow depends on your household income and whether you are living with parents or outside of the parental home during term time.
Maintenance loan payments are made to the student in three termly instalments.
Only repayable after you leave the course and are earning over the relevant threshold. Repayments will be calculated at 9% of your income over the threshold. If you have both the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan these will be repayable as a single loan.
Student loans are issued by the Student Loans Company on behalf of the government – they are not commercial loans. Interest is charged on a student loan from the date you receive the first payment to the date you pay off the balance in full. Any outstanding balance is usually written off after 30 years.
For more information about student loans visit the Student Finance website. You can also use the student finance calculator to get an estimate of your entitlement.
Depending on your personal circumstances, additional help may also be available if you have:
Find out more
For more information about student finance including loans, grants, extra help, eligibility and repayments, visit gov.uk/student-finance and studentloanrepayment.co.uk.