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EU countries

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 2020/21, you will be eligible to receive funding for the duration of your course.

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. Read  the Welsh Government announcement.

Please be aware that funding for all students starting a course in September 2020 has not yet been confirmed. All the information included below is based on the current funding package available to EU students who started a course in September 2019 and therefore may be 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.

Funding available to EU nationals from Student Finance Wales (SFW) for starting a course in September 2020

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 2020 is expected to open in March 2020.

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.

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.

Contact us

If you have any questions please get in touch:

Advice and Money Team