Students


AFF is contacted by families from around the world, with queries about their children who have left school but who want to carry on studying.

Issues often include things like flights and transport costs, access after admissions deadlines and converting overseas qualifications to the UK equivalent.

This page applies mainly to Service children aged 16+ rather than spouses. If you are a spouse, please visit the Employment and Training section.  

On this page:

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme
AFF secures change to student funding for Forces families
Great news for families overseas with children at university
Funding for Scottish university?
Where to go for student funding
Converting overseas qualifications
Further research

 

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme

The Bereavement Scholarship Scheme is available to provide University and Further Education Scholarships for the children of Service personnel whose death has been attributed to Service since 1990. Read more

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AFF secures change to student funding for Forces families

AFF is delighted that, after much campaigning, Service families should now find it easier to enrol on distance learning courses while posted overseas. Read more

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AFF in ActionGreat news for families overseas with children at university

You told us you were unhappy that full-time university students, with parents serving overseas, are no longer eligible for financial assistance towards flight costs home during the holidays.

AFF took this issue to the chain of command and briefed at the highest level. Read more

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Funding for Scottish university?

Scotland currently offers funding for university education for Scottish students who are ordinarily resident in Scotland. To meet the residence conditions, you must have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom for the preceding three years and be ordinarily resident in Scotland on the relevant date i.e. the start date of the course. This is usually 1 August. Read more

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Where to go for student funding

Find out more about funding, and how to apply, on the following websites:

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Converting overseas qualifications

UK NARIC is the national agency that is responsible for providing information and expert advice on overseas qualifications. Service children may have these qualifications if they have studied for exams at international schools overseas where there is no MOD Schools available. Read more

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Further research

Following on from AFF’s first ever Research Symposium, and having been contacted by various organisations, we are keen for research to be carried out on this age group. Read more

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