Tuition Fee Support
EU students are eligible to apply for student support for tutition fees in the same way as home students.
New students starting in 2011 can apply from 16 March 2011, with a deadline of 31 May 2011. You can still apply after this deadline, but your funding assessment may not be ready in time for the start of term in September.
How to apply for support - EU nationals
If you are an EU national or the family member of an EU national, you can get information about the financial support arrangements while you are studying at college in England from the Student Finance Services European Team. The Student Finance Services European Team can be contacted by email or at (+44) (0) 141 243 3570.
What is the student loan for fees?
The student loan for fees is a loan that will be available to most Home/EU full-time undergraduates and Home/EU PGCE students to match the level of tuition fees you have to pay, from the Student Loans Company (SLC) in the same way as home undergraduates will have a student loan for maintenance.
This means that you are deferring payment of your tuition fees until after you have left university.
How will my tuition fees be paid?
If you opt to defer your fees in this way, the SLC will pay your fee contribution to the university on your behalf.
You will not be liable to repay this loan until after you have finished studying. EU students will be required to begin making repayments once they are in employment but the level of repayment will vary, depending on the country where you settle. This system will be based on your ability to repay, taking into account the economy of the country where you live.
New students - starting in 2011
Tuition fees at King’s for 2011-12 will be set at £3,375, so you will be able to apply for a student loan for fees of up to £3,375.
IMPORTANT: Tuition fees for 2011-12 are set at £3,375. If you request a fee loan for less than this amount, you will be invoiced for the difference by the College.
Fee Payment Terms and Conditions.
Important note for previous study students
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) state that both new and existing undergraduate students who have previously completed an honours degree at a UK or overseas institution will not be eligible for a Student Loans for Fees.
Students undertaking the 4 year Graduate/Professional Entry Programme (Medicine), Graduate/Professional Entry Programme (Dentistry) or Medicine Maxfax Entry Programme will not be eligible to take up a student loan for fees for year one of their course. It is expected, however, that years two to four will be NHS funded for fees.
Students studying to be teachers are exempt from the previous study rules and will remain entitled to the full package of support for their new course.
Where can I find further information?
You can visit the Directgov website for updates on student support arrangements in 2011-12.
You can contact the Student Finance Services European Team.
The UKCISA site is very helpful and The British Council also provide some excellent advice on money matters.
The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2011-12 academic year.