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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.

Loans and bursaries are available to support eligible students' university tuition fees and living costs. You will not have to repay your student loan 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 fees 2021/22

You will find tuition fees included on the summary page for each course. Home students will not usually need to pay the course fee up front as non-means tested tuition fee loans are available from Student Finance England.

All students should check their eligibility for financial support with the relevant funding provider(s) in advance of joining their course.

Financial support quick facts

To cover the costs of studying, eligible students can apply for:

  • a tuition fee loan

  • a maintenance loan to help with the cost of living (a higher rate is available to students in receipt of certain benefits)

  • extra help if you have a disability or if you financially support children or adult dependants.

Please visit our Student Loans page for more information. 

MBBS students in an NHS bursary-funded year of study can also apply for a reduced rate maintenance loan from Student Finance England.

You will not have to pay back your student loans until after you leave the course and your income is over the threshold amount for your repayment plan. Repayment is based on what you earn, not what you owe, and all outstanding debt will normally be written off after 30 years. Please visit Student Loan Repayment for further details.

Students from lower income households who are undertaking their first undergraduate degree, and are eligible for support from Student Finance England, may also be eligible for our University bursary, the St George’s Opportunity Fund Grant. Please visit our Grants and Bursaries page for more details.

You do not have to pay back grants, scholarships or bursaries.

Please note that UK students on the St George’s, University of London programme at the University of Nicosia are not eligible for funding from Student Finance England or NHS Student Bursaries.

NHS Bursary tuition fee grant for later year(s) of MBBS Medicine

The later year(s) of our 4 and 5 year Medicine MBBS programmes are also supported by NHS Student Bursaries, who currently provide a non-means tested partial or full tuition fee grant to eligible students. The NHS support available differs depending on the course studied so please see the specific course page for further details.

Please note that graduate students undertaking the 5-year undergraduate MBBS Medicine course will not be eligible for the tuition fee loan from Student Finance England and will need to self-fund the first four years’ tuition fees. Different rules apply to the 4-year graduate entry MBBS Medicine course.

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