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The eligibilty criteria and value of awards made is the same for EU and UK students.

All EU students are entitled to apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK Government.  Even if you do not wish to take up this offer of a loan you are still required to go through the application process in order to receive the Cambridge Bursary.

EU students must apply through Student Finance England which you can do here.

New EU Students

As EU students would not normally undergo a means test as part of the application process (as they are not entitled to the income dependent maintenance loan but only the non income dependent tuition fee loan) you must complete a separate EU17B form which will be sent to you by the Student Loans Company once you have completed your application for the tuition fee loan.

For new EU students the process is as follows:

  • Apply for a tuition fee loan through Student Finance England here.

Note:  you cannot apply online for a tuition fee loan, you must download, print and complete the application on paper then return it as instructed on the form.

  • You will then be emailed a link to the EU17B form which you must print out, complete and return by post to SLC along with the requested documentation.
  • Your household income will be assessed and if you meet the eligibility criteria and your College approves the bursary you'll be notified.

New EU students will need to set up a UK bank account as soon as possible so that the Student Loans Company can make the bursary payments.  You can complete your application for a tuition fee loan and bursary prior to opening a UK bank account as you may only be able to do this after you have arrived in the UK.  As soon as you have set up an account, you must send your bank details to SLC straight away otherwise payments will be delayed. 

Continuing EU Students

Continuing EU students must apply to renew their tuition fee loan every year through Student Finance England here.

As they are only income assessed once at the start of their course, they do not need to complete the income assessments again but must renew their loan application.

A small number of EU students will have their loan automatically renewed by Student Finance England and will only be sent a short declaration which they must sign and return.