All eligible* full-time undergraduate students enrolling in 2018-19 will have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), The Scottish Government confirm that EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland, enrolling in 2018-19 will not have their fees status changed during their courses.
You are considered an eligible* student if:
- You are studying full-time
- You are applying at degree level for the first time
- You are ordinarily resident in the EU (not including England, Northern Ireland, or Wales)
*Please note there may be other factors which could influence your eligibility other than the three listed above. For further information please contact SAAS directly.
As a prospective student of RCS, you are responsible for applying to SAAS, and as such must heed any deadline they set, or risk not receiving any tuition support. You are advised to apply as soon as possible and not wait for an unconditional offer. You should apply to SAAS for payment of tuition fees on an annual basis even if you are not applying for any other means of support.
Undergraduate students from the EU are not eligible to apply for a UK student loan.
All EU students who meet the SAAS residency criteria can apply for a tuition fee loan only.
For more information visit the SAAS website
Erasmus+ Masters Loan Scheme
Following the announcement (on 21st October 2016) by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and its UK lending partner, Future Finance, almost EUR 40 million (£30 million) worth of loans guaranteed by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme will be available in the UK. The scheme will offer loans to students from countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme wishing to take their Master’s degree in the UK. Under the scheme, students can receive up to EUR 12,000 for a one-year Master’s course and up to EUR 18,000 for a two-year Master’s course. The European Commission has made sure that these loans are offered at favourable terms. The Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme was launched in 2015 by the Commission and the EIF and is already available through banks in Spain and France, with students travelling to and from over 20 Erasmus+ countries. More information will be made available online by the EIF.