Universal Credit and Students
Generally, as a student you cannot claim Universal Credit as there are other means of financial support designed for students. However, there are some key exceptions to this rule which allow some students to claim Universal Credit.
If you are studying full-time at non-advanced level or you are on a traineeship or similar and you are aged between 16 and 19, you may be classed as a qualifying young person and be included in someone else’s claim for Universal Credit.
You can find more information about the specific rules for students and universal credit on GOV.UK.