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    University Education

    Hi All,......who is entitled to free university education in Scotland?.........what is the criteria? TIA.


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    Eligibility
    To be eligible for funding you must meet our residence conditions
    and be on a course we fund.
    Generally, to qualify for support you must be:
    • ordinarily resident (see note 1 below) in the UK, Channel
    Island or Isle of Man for three years immediately before the
    first day of the first academic year of the course;
    • settled in the UK as described in the Immigration Act 1971;
    • ordinarily resident in Scotland on the first day of the first
    academic year of the course; and
    • studying full time in higher education.
    The first day of the first academic year of a course is known as the
    ‘relevant date’. For those who start a course in the autumn term,
    the relevant date is 1 August.
    If you don’t meet the general residence conditions above, you may

    still be eligible to apply to us for funding in certain circumstances.
    The residence eligibility conditions can be complicated. If you are
    in any doubt about your residence status, you should contact us
    for advice or visit our website for more information.
    1 Ordinarily resident has been defined in the courts as ‘habitual and normal residence in
    one place’. It basically means that you live in a country year after year by choice
    through a set period, apart from temporary or occasional absences such as holidays or
    business trips. Living here totally or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education
    does not count as being ordinarily resident.


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    EU students
    You will be eligible to apply to us to pay your tuition fees if you
    meet all of the following conditions:
    • You are an EU national, or the family member of an EU
    national, on the relevant date.
    • You have been ordinarily resident in a member state of the
    EU or elsewhere in the EEA and Switzerland for the three years
    immediately before the first day of the first academic year of
    your course.
    • You are taking a full-time course in Scotland and plan to
    graduate in Scotland.
    If you are applying to us for the first time, you will need to
    send us a copy of your passport.
    If you are an EU national and you have lived in the UK and Islands
    (apart from temporary absences) for the three years before the first
    day of the first academic year of your course (1 August for a course
    starting in the autumn term), you may be eligible for a student
    loan, bursary and any other living-costs grants that may apply.
    If you do not meet the conditions above, you may still be eligible
    to apply to us for funding in certain circumstances.
    The residence eligibility conditions can be complicated. If you are
    in any doubt about your residence status, you should contact us
    for advice or visit our website for more information.


    This is the website for the Scottish Government student funding body:
    http://www.saas.gov.uk/index.htm


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