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Grant Information for the United Kingdom

The information currently on this page is subject to change for the 2016-17 Call for Applications
 
A separate grant application must be received by the Student Loans Company by 31 January. The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is not automatically an application for a national grant.
 

Eligibility and Grants

UK candidates for the doctoral programme must submit a separate application for a grant using the UK PG2E Form issued by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (DBIS) / Student Loans Company (SLC).They should also attach the Return Mail Header to the application and mark it ***PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Completed applications should be sent by mail (no electronic versions can be accepted) to the Student Loans Company in the UK. The deadline for receiving the application is set at 31 January. Please be reminded that you must enclose with the form an officially certified copy of your passport/document that shows your nationality. 

To be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England you must meet the requirements in one, or more, of the categories of eligible students set out in Schedule 1 Part 2 to The Education (Student Support)(European University Institute) Regulations 2010 and Amendments 2012.

Generally, to meet the requirements the student should be ordinarily resident in England, have ‘settled’ status on the first day of the first academic year of the programme (1 September) and must have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands (Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) for the three years prior to that date. 

A person whose residence in the United Kingdom and Islands has been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving fulltime education is not considered to be ordinarily resident there.

Residents of Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland  must send the completed DBIS/SLC grant eligibility form to the SLC Darlington office.

The grant is means-tested in respect of income, including that of the spouse/cohabitee.

Travel

Students may claim the cost of one return journey between their UK home and the EUI based on the cost of the first journey carried out. 

Claims must be for travel by the most economic means possible and are only reimbursed if accompanied by the original receipts.

Health Insurance

The EUI has negotiated a medical insurance policy with a Belgian company and the DBIS/SLC pays the premiums for UK studentship holders registered for the 4-year Ph.D. programme.

See:http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx

and

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/movingabroad/Pages/Studyingabroad.aspx


Grant and Allowances


  • Monthly grant: € 1,508
  • Partner allowance: yes
  • Travel allowance: yes
  • Insurance: yes

National Grant-awarding Authority


Department for Business Innovation & Skills (United Kingdom)

 


Contacts 


Student Loans Company (SLC)

Mr. Peter Sykes, Practitioner Support Advisor Contact Services

  • Postal Address: Memphis Building, Lingfield Point, Darlington,  DL1 1RW U.K.
  • Email: eu_institutions@slc.co.uk Please mark all mail PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.

 

Page last updated on 03 July 2015