Student finance: how to apply

Proof of identity

Students from England

Include your valid UK passport details in your application the first time you apply. Don’t send the passport itself.

If you don’t have a UK passport (or it has expired), send your original birth or adoption certificate using the certificate form.

Academic Year Form
2018 to 2019 UK passport details form 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 421KB)
Birth or adoption certificate form 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 464KB)
2017 to 2018 UK passport details form 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 421KB)
Birth or adoption certificate form 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 464KB)

EU students

Send your non-UK passport or identity card the first time you apply.

Where to send your documents

Any original documents you send will be returned to you within 4 weeks.

Students from England

Student Finance England
PO Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ

EU students

Student Finance Services Non UK Team
Student Finance England
PO Box 89
Darlington
DL1 9AZ