This page provides regularly updated information about what the UK’s departure from the European Union means for students from EU countries.
Key messages for EU students
- EU students applying for university places in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will have the same fees as home students throughout their degree and have access to loans and grants from the UK government.
- The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at a university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 have been guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their entire course.
- The UK Government started the two-year negotiation process for leaving the EU on 29 March 2017, meaning that the UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019. Until the exit negotiations have been completed, the UK will continue to be a member of the EU, meaning it will maintain the same rights and obligations as all the other member states.