Benefits and tax credits for European students

Last updated: 21 May 2017

This factsheet outlines the main restrictions and potential eligibility for benefits/tax credits for students from a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA). It is not a full and complete guide, and anyone from abroad should always seek further advice from your local citizens advice bureau or other advice agency when considering making a claim for benefit.

With the exception of references to student funding agencies, this factsheet contains information that is relevant UK wide.