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Old Oct 26th 2015, 2:50 pm
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Hi there, I am hoping someone can give me some advice please? I have moved to Dubai on Oct 2012 with my family (Wife and daughter) and my 2 daughters stayed in U.K. as they are still studying at university. My daughter in Dubai is in year 13 and applying to U.K. universities through UCAS application. My question is: will it be possible for my daughter to get student finance support to help for university tuition, and if yes, what is the application required for that? Any advice would be really appreciated as she is due to submit her application soon.
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If wife and daughters are still resident in the UK then domestic fees should apply. Notice there are separate jurisdictions within the UK as regards Higher Education. It is a devolved matter. There are different rules in Scotland and England.
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Old Oct 26th 2015, 3:03 pm
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Thanks Scot for your reply, I don't know what you mean be "still resident" as they are with me in Dubai, but we go regularly to U.K. on our holidays as the rest of the family still there and our permanent residence home is U.K.
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Hi there, I am hoping someone can give me some advice please? I have moved to Dubai on Oct 2012 with my family (Wife and daughter) and my 2 daughters stayed in U.K. as they are still studying at university. My daughter in Dubai is in year 13 and applying to U.K. universities through UCAS application. My question is: will it be possible for my daughter to get student finance support to help for university tuition, and if yes, what is the application required for that? Any advice would be really appreciated as she is due to submit her application soon.
The best answer you will get is "possibly" as the final decision rests with the individual university. What you are after is Home Status which has slightly cheaper fees and means a student can apply for a Student Loan.

If your daughter has remained in the UK throughout and your employment and residency status in the UAE is deemed "temporary' then there is a good chance but no one can tell you certain until she makes an application. I work with a major education consultancy and advise on these issues.

From UK government website:
• Students must meet requirements concerning both citizenship and 3 years residence…
• Residence for the purpose of receiving full time university education does not necessarily count.
• Every university makes its own decision


If she applies for a very popular course at a popular university her chances are likely to be lower, but you just have to wait for a decision from the university itself.
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Thanks Moew very useful information appreciate your time and effort
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You cannot have your carrot cake and eat it.

But I would certainly try. Shove the kids on the council tax on the UK house as quickly as possible and pretend that they live there.
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