If you normally live in a country within the EU and intend to begin a course of study leading towards your first degree at Cardiff University in 2019/20 or 2020/21, you will be eligible to receive funding for the duration of your course.
Funding available to EU nationals from Student Finance Wales (SFW) for starting a course in September 2019
The Welsh Government have confirmed that EU nationals who intend to study in Wales for the academic year 2019/20 will be eligible to pay the same tuition fees as Welsh students and will be eligible to receive tuition fee funding from Student Finance Wales. These students will be eligible to receive support until they finish their course. Read the Welsh Government announcement.
Tuition fee funding
EU students beginning a course in 2019/20 will be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of up to £9,000 per year, subject to terms and conditions.
How to apply for tuition fee funding
Students who are ordinarily resident in the EU (but not the UK) and who will be studying at Cardiff University can apply to Student Finance Wales for tuition fee funding. The application process for students who intend to start a course in September 2019 is open.
Please apply for this funding before coming to University to ensure your funding is in place when you enrol.
Repaying a tuition fee loan
It is intended that you will only start to repay this when you have finished your studies and are earning over a specific threshold. The threshold is determined by where you are ordinarily resident after your studies. More information about this can be found on the Student Loans Company repayment website.
Funding available to EU nationals from Student Finance Wales (SFW) for starting a course in September 2020
The Welsh Government have confirmed that EU nationals who intend to study in Wales for the academic year 2020/21 will be eligible to pay the same tuition fees as Welsh students and will be eligible to receive tuition fee funding from Student Finance Wales. These students will be eligible to receive support until they finish their course. Please find the Welsh Government announcement here.
Please be aware that funding for all students starting a course in September 2020/21 has not yet been confirmed. Based on the 2019/20 funding package we would anticipate new EU students studying in 2020/21 being eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan up to the amount of tuition fees they are being charged. Any loan taken will be repayable. However, this information is subject to change.
As soon as funding is confirmed for those who intend to start a course in September 2020 we will update this information. Please also continue to check Student Finance Wales’ website for up to date information.
Cost of living in Cardiff
Cardiff is considered to be one of the most affordable UK cities to live in while you study. See our living cost calculator for the average cost of living in Cardiff as a full time, undergraduate student.
If you have any questions please get in touch:
Advice and Money Team
- Telephone:+44(0)29 2251 8888 Option 5