Part-time EU students - qualifying for finance
The amount of financial help you can apply for as a part-time EU student will depend on:
- where in the UK you study
- the type of course you choose
- your household income
- the academic year for which you are applying
Fee grants and loans for part-time students
If you're currently an EU student studying part time, or starting in academic year 2020-2021, you can apply for help with your tuition fees for your course in Northern Ireland.
Your course must last at least one year.
In academic year 2019-2020, the tuition fee loan available is the lesser of:
- the amount of tuition fees you are charged
You may be eligible to apply for a tuition fee grant as well.
The amount of fee grant you can get will depend on your household income (income assessed) and on the 'intensity' of your course. 'Intensity' means how long it takes to complete your course compared with the same full-time course. Your college will be able to tell you the intensity of your course.
If you're eligible for a tuition fee grant, the amount of tuition fee loan you receive will be reduced by the amount of grant.
Tuition fee loans have to be repaid but grants don't.
How household income is calculated
The amount of fee grant you can get will depend on your level of household income. Your household income can include both your income and the income or your spouse or partner.
For information on applying for the fee grants and loans, see: