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Talking Studying in England - November 7th 2011, 06:34 PM

Okay, this could potentially get very long and complicated since I have 4 tabs open on this, so I apologise in advance.

I'm currently studying at college in Scotland and my education is completely funded by SAAS (students awards agency for Scotland). I really want to study English and Creative Writing but if I do that here, it means taking 4 highers at college next year and getting AAAB in those. But, there's a course in England I could do and I *think* I already qualify for that. That's my first question.

As of August 2010, my UCAS credits look like this:

Credit Points --------Level

32 -------------------- 7
90 -------------------- 6
216 ------------------- 5
30 -------------------- 4

I've done 3 highers (CCB) and an advanced higher (C) and redid one of the highers but got the same grade.
The entry requirements are: 240 UCAS points, including at least 4 Highers or Advanced Highers.
I'm pretty sure I've added this up right, but just to check, do I fulfill the entry requirements?

Okay, part two, the money.
Assuming I get into the course, according to this table I can get a tuition fee loan since I'd be a full time undergrad: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/StudyHer...AtAGlance.aspx
Does anyone have any idea how much that might actually be?
(I want to do this: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/StudyHer...sional-Writing)

The other thing is I'd be sharing a room that'd cost 161 per week for us both. Obviously we'd half on that, but can I get a loan for that too, even just for part of it, or would I need a job to pay for it all?
I'd try to get a job anyway I'm just not sure how much time I'd be able to work.

Obviously this is mostly hypothetical but I'd really like for it to work out so any information you can give me would be great!


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Re: Studying in England - November 7th 2011, 06:40 PM

I'm not so sure on everything else but you should be able to apply for a maintenance loan (grant as well if your parents don't earn so much) to cover living costs such as rent, bills, food etc.

Also, if you fall into the low income catergory then some universities give away free bursaries.
   
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