UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) is the central applications body for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges. Its website contains all the information you need to apply to college including: how to apply, fees and information about the colleges. Applications must be made online through the UCAS website. You can apply through your school or as an individual.
Since 2012-2013 universities and colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can charge new students up to £9,250 sterling a year for undergraduate courses. You can apply for a tuition fee loan which you only have to repay after you have graduated. However, you are not entitled to maintenance support in the same way as UK students. If you are an EU national who has been settled in the UK for over 3 years you will be classed as a UK student and will be able to apply for financial support for living costs. In Scotland, Irish and EU students who start their first full-time degree course will be charged and can apply for a tuition fee loan if you meet the relevant residence criteria.
You may be eligible for a maintenance grant if you meet the criteria for the Irish Student Grant Scheme but this does not include funding for tuition fees. You may claim tax relief on third-level fees. There is detailed information on the range of Irish grants and funds for students in further and higher education at studentfinance.ie.
The GOV.UK website has information on the financial supports available for EU students studying in the UK including Northern Ireland.
Information Source – Citizensinformation.ie – Studying in the UK