This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Rejected petition Change eligibility of government postgraduate loans for UK nationals
I like many others who live in Wales,Scotland and Northern Ireland are automatically not eligible for the government backed postgraduate loan up to £10000 as not begin current residents of England. As with many this now means that I cannot afford to study at postgraduate level.
Access to the Government backed post graduate loan should be available to all UK nationals residing within the UK. The current eligibility criteria restricting the the loan to only those living in England which can be seen here - https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study, basically states that your advancement of education in to postgraduate study is less important if you live else were with the UK.
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It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.
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