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EU Scholarships

EU Scholarship

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, from 2021/22 EU students are no longer be entitled to financial support in the form of a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. To support EU students through this transition, we are offering an EU Scholarship of up to £4,590 (pro rata for part-time students) for students starting their studies with us in the 2022/23 academic year.

Irish nationals

Due to reciprocal agreements under the Common Travel Area arrangement, England has confirmed that funding and immigration status changes coming into place for EU students from 2021 do not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland. Irish nationals are therefore likely to be classified as a 'Home' student for tuition fee purposes, as long as you meet the general conditions. In addition, you are likely to be eligible for a tuition fee loan through Student Finance England and are, therefore, ineligible for this scholarship.  

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the EU scholarship 2022/23, you must meet all the criteria below:

•    Be a new student to the University of Suffolk in academic year 2022/23, starting in the first year of your course
•    Be new to Higher Education and not transferring from another UK institution
•    Be studying full-time or part-time on an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree, paying full overseas tuition fees
•    You must have a nationality of “EEA countries / Switzerland” - your nationality will be verified by the University of Suffolk
•    You must ordinarily be resident outside of the UK 
•    Be in continued attendance on the course on which you enrolled at the date of payment
•    If a student withdraws or intercalates, the scheme criteria will not have been met and the award will only be applied to the time period of your study at the University of Suffolk
•    There will be no backdated payment
•    Apprenticeship, CPD and SCITT courses are ineligible for this scholarship.

Further Information

This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships offered by the University of Suffolk.

All students meeting the above criteria will automatically be considered for EU Scholarship. There is no to application to be made.

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship of up to £4,590 (pro-rata for part time students) each year for the duration of their course. Scholarship amounts will vary depending on the course you are studying, but the intention is to bring your tuition fee in line with the fee paid by UK students.

Scholarships will not be paid to you directly. The scholarship will be shown as a credit on your account each academic year to reduce the amount of fee due. If you are granted the scholarship after invoicing has already occurred, the scholarship will be credited to your account and a statement will be issued with your outstanding fee balance. 

In the unlikely event of a change of nationality which may result in the fees being paid by Student Finance England, we will refund the overpayment of fees to you directly. Please note you will be required to provide UK bank account details. Any refunds to a non-UK bank account will incur an administrative charge of £20. This administrative charge will be deducted from the refunds due.

If any of the above criteria set by the University of Suffolk is changed, the scholarship will be reassessed and potentially withdrawn.

For full bursary and scholarship information please visit MySuffolk following enrolment.

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