Stay up to date with information regarding UK’s departure from the European Union and what this means for students from EU countries.

Funding and fees for EU students

  • EU students applying for university places in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic years will have the same fees as home students throughout their degree and have access to loans and grants from the UK government, for the whole duration of their studies.  
  • The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at a university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic years 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 2019-20 or 2020-21 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, and the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019. Until the exit negotiations have been completed, the UK continues to be a member of the EU, meaning it will maintain the same rights and obligations as all the other member states.

Can EU students continue to come to the UK on the Erasmus+ exchange programme?

Yes, absolutely. Agreements made so far mean that the UK shoul remain a part of the  Erasmus+ scheme until it ends in 2020.The UK government has also comitted to fund Erasmus placements up to 2020 if anything changes.

Can EU students still apply for Research Council funding for PhD?

EU nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2019 to 2020 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.

Find more detailed information about living and studying in the UK as an EU students by following the links below. 

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