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FINS (EU Students)

Private Student Loan Scheme

FINS is a private student loan scheme that offers personalised financial solutions to EU students, enabling those with a lack of financial resources to pursue higher education abroad.

The scheme was introduced to Lancaster University Leipzig in 2021 and is open to all EU students who want to apply, have applied, or have already received an offer to study an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course at Lancaster University Leipzig.

EU students can access up to EUR 25,000 for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

The FINS loan scheme is flexible and can be used for the following:

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly living costs of meals and rent (including rent deposit)
  • Books and other study materials or equipment
  • Medical Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Urgent expenses

Application Process

If you would like to find out more about the application process, please get in touch with FINS via their website.


FINS takes into consideration the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:

  • EU citizen pursuing their studies in another country than that where they graduated their previous education cycle
  • EU citizen that has no outstanding/unpaid debts for previous loans by other financial institutions.

Please contact for further information.

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