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EU/EEA Students

EU/EEA students applying for a full-time undergraduate course at University Centre Peterborough in the 2021/22 academic year may still be entitled to tuition fee and maintenance loans after the UK’s exit from the EU.

EU students must provide evidence to UCP of their Settled Status or Pre-settled Status when applying for a course. This will be a condition of any offer made by UCP.

Eligible EU students will have continued access to student finance for the duration of their course.

  • EU students are entitled to a Tuition Fee Loan
  • EU students are entitled to a Maintenance Loan depending on nationality, residency status and address history (been in the UK for at least 3 years before the course starts)

EU students are advised to check eligibility for student finances before applying for a course.

For the latest information

We advise EU/EEA students check for latest information or you can speak to our Student Support team for guidance or book a 1:1 Virtual Advice Session where we can offer help and advice.

In addition further guidance can be found on the Student Finance website

EU Students

Our first recommendation is that students ensure they are eligible to study Higher Education in the UK and are eligible for Students Loan Company support, which will be dependent on their settled status. This information can be found here: View and prove your immigration status - GOV.UK (

We advise EU students regularly check for latest information. In addition, further guidance can be found on the Student Finance website If you require further details we would like you to email

EEA settled scheme

If your course starts on or after the 1 August 2021 you will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and further education financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are able to benefit from the citizens rights agreements -
  • You are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland - benefits of Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement will continue
  • We recommend that all students regularly check the links above and action as required.
    Please be aware that if you are not eligible for financial support from Student Finance England, you will be liable for payment of course fees.

As information is made available to us from Government departments we will post updates on this webpage.

University Centre Peterborough currently has 700+ students on over 30 different degree level programmes.


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