Student Support (and fees) in England for students from British overseas territories

04 November 2021


The regulations that determine who is entitled to Student Support in England are issued by England’s Department for Education.

That department has signalled that it intends to improve access to Student Support for certain people from the British Overseas Territories who start courses on or after 1 August 2022. The announcement appears in a policy paper on the website titled ‘Student finance eligibility for people from the British overseas territories for the 2022 to 2023 academic year’.

Although the Department for Education has made the announcement, it has not yet produced the regulations that will give effect to it. UKCISA is therefore unable at this stage to tell you who will benefit from it.  There are always detailed requirements that need to be met to qualify for Student Support, but announcements like this never describe the detailed requirements, so you will have to wait for those.  In the meantime you can read the announcement.

When the regulations are issued, we will publish a story on the UKCISA newswall explaining what they say.  We do not know when that will be.

It is possible that access to home fees will improve for some of these people too, but the announcement is not clear about this.