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Application for funding being refused...

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legalhelpplease Tue 18-Feb-14 19:04:15

I'm not sure what category of law this would fall under or even if it is something I should pursue legally at all. I applied for funding for further education. The application stated "Preference will be given to non-UK applicants".

I have just been informed that I am not eligible for the funding because I have been in the UK for over 3 years and I am considered a home student. However, it does not say anywhere on the application that I am not eligible to apply. I have checked with the university and they have no problem with home students being given these awards even though preference is given to non-UK applicants, it is just this particular school that are trying to implement the 'international students only' policy.

I am trying to argue that because they have not said "Only non-UK applicants are eligible" and have said that "preference will be given..." (which actually implies that UK applicants are eligible otherwise how could the the non-UK applicants be given preference?) that they need to consider my application.

Could anyone tell me what category of law this would fall under? Contract perhaps? confused

babybarrister Tue 18-Feb-14 19:17:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nennypops Wed 19-Feb-14 22:53:06

Also education law. Try Match solicitors, or if you might qualify for legal aid, phone Civil Legal Advice.

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