Thank you for all your replies, thank you beelliezebubfor the link, it is very useful! I understand the overall rule about having had to be living in the UK for three years prior to the cours, but I have found in two different places that it says this... "Students who are settled in the UK may also be eligible if they have exercised a right of residence in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland before returning to the UK to study" and "If you have settled status in the UK and you do not meet the three year ordinary residence requirement in this country, but you or a relevant family member have exercised a right of free movement within the EEA before returning to the UK and have been living in the EEA for the three years prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course" I do have settled status as I am married to a British cirizen and have no inmigration restrictions... There is an email address for the EU team so I might email them to enquire.. Thank you again beelliezebub for that link! Do you not think that it looks like I might be eligible...? I have exercised a right of free movement within the EEA as I have been living & working in Spain... I would not be able to do the PGCE without a student loan etc...the 6,000 pound bursary is not quite enough..not when it needs to cover, living expenses, childcare & travel!