Migrant Worker Maintenance Loan – a maintenance loan for students in the UK – Motivation Academy

Migrant Worker Maintenance Loan – a maintenance loan for students in the UK


You consider studying in the UK, but besides from the recruitment process you worry about the costs of living such as rent and food. The answer is simple: the UK government will help you with a loan.
If you have worked in Great Britain for at least half a year, you can apply for a ‘Migrant Worker’ status. This way you can apply for a maintenance loan of up to 8300 pounds annually.
A maintenance loan differs from a student loan (you can read more about the latter in a separate section). What you should know is that there are two types of loans allowing you to easily start your education and graduate from a British university. All you have to do is choose your dream major and keep studying.
If you choose a British school outside London, you can get up to 8430 pounds a year. On the other hand, if you decide to study in the capitol, the loan amount will be slightly bigger, up to 11 000 pounds a year. The repayment rules are the same as in case of a student loan and depend on your future earnings.
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How to get a maintenance loan?

  • You have arrived to the UK before 1st September the year you want to begin studying. You can use your flight ticket or another document as a proof.
  • You are eligible for the ‘Migrant Worker’ status, if you work full- or part-time, not less than 10 hours a week, and earn preferably 7500 pounds annually, regardless your place of work (although you cannot be a university employee).
  • A loan helps you financially when your income is low, therefore you need to maintain your job for the whole period of studies. You have to be legally employed.
  • If you have got your job while studying, you can still apply for a loan.

Is it possible to have an application rejected?

Government support is meant for everyone who wants to study. If you prepare your application properly, the chance it will get rejected is close to zero.

Motivation Academy will help you prepare the application and complete required documents.

When can I apply for a maintenance loan?

After a period of 3 months from the start of work in the United Kingdom.


You can apply for a maintenance loan after 3 months since you started working in the UK.

If you currently live in the EU and you dream about studying in the UK but you are unable to support yourself financially, all you have to do is come to the UK and get a part-time job. After 3 months you will be eligible for a maintenance loan allowing you to study.

How to get it all done? How to get a student loan for tuition fees? Contact us now – Motivation Academy is here to help you. We motivate you to act and change your life for the better.