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If you haven't lived in the UK for the last three years, you might not be funded to study at CWA.

Following the departure from the European Union, you'll need to check that you are funded to study at CWA before you apply for your course. Please check the following information before applying. Please note that this information is correct at the time of writing and may change due to factors outside of our control.

  • Aged 16 - 18 at the start the course

    You will be eligible to study in the UK if you meet any of the following criteria (regardless of the amount of years you've lived in the UK):

    • British or Irish citizen
    • Been granted settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme
    • Have leave to enter / remain or right of abode
    • Accompanying or joining your parents who have the right of abode or leave to enter / remain in the UK
    • Asylum seeker

     

    This isn't an exhaustive list but most of our international applicants fall into one of these categories. For further details and advice, please see UKCISA's website.

    We are unable to accept students who are in the UK with a student visa and do not meet the above criteria. 

    Following your application, we will send you a questionnaire to ask you further details regarding your residency status. In most instances, you'll have to send us your EU Settlement Scheme 'share code'. You can find more details on how to obtain one here

  • Aged 19+ at the start the course

    As an adult student, you generally have to have lived in the UK or EEA for the last three years to be funded to study in the UK. This includes British / Irish citizens. You will be eligible to study in the UK if you meet any of the following criteria:

    • Lived in the UK for the last three years and have right of abode or settled / pre-settled status through the EU settlement scheme
    • British citizen who has lived in the EEA and UK only for the last three years
    • EU citizen who has lived in the EEA and UK only for the last three years and has settled / pre-settled status through the EU settlement scheme
    • Non-EU national who has been granted permission to live in the UK for non-educational purposes and has been living in the UK for the past three years

     

    If you have discretionary, exceptional or indefinite leave to enter or remain, you will be eligible to recieve funding to study in the UK - regardless of the amount of years you've lived here. This is not an exhaustive list but most of our international applicants fall into one of these categories. For further details and advice, please refer to UKCISA's website.

    We are unable to accept students who are in the UK with a student visa and do not meet the above criteria.

    If you are intending to use an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) to cover the cost of your course (for Level 3 / Access to Higher Education courses), you have to meet similar critiera to be eligible for the ALL. You can find more details here.

    Following your application, we will send you a questionnaire to ask you further details regarding your residency status. In most instances, you'll have to send us your EU Settlement Scheme 'share code'. You can find more details on how to obtain one here

If you do not meet the listed criteria to receive funding, you may still be able to study at the college if you are legally living in the UK but the full course fee (generally £2,000 - £3,000 per academic year) will apply. If you have read this page carefully but are still unsure on whether you'd be eligible to study at CWA, please contact our admissions team by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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