Frequently Asked Questions about the UK's exit from the European Union

 

Are EU/EEA students still able to study at UK universities after Brexit?

  • It is envisaged that there will be no change to the immigration status of EU students who are already in the UK or who arrive before the implementation period of 31 December 2020, as confirmed in the Statement of Intent on EU Settlement Scheme.
  • EU nationals who already live in the UK or who arrive by 31 December 2020 will be able to apply for EU Settlement Scheme and will be granted either settled status or pre-settled status. 

How do students apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?

  • You can find more information about the EU Settlement Scheme, including your eligibility and how to apply, in the EU Settlement Scheme factsheet, published by HM Government.

Will tuition fees for EU/EEA students studying at UK universities change as a result of Brexit?

  • Governments across the UK have confirmed that EU students starting a course in 2019-20 and in 2020-21 will still be eligible for Home fee status for financial support as per existing rules. 
  • The fee status of EU and EEA students starting courses at UK universities from 2021-22 has not been determined by UK governments.  

Will EU/EEA students continue to be eligible to receive to receive loans and grants?

  • Governments across the UK have confirmed that EU students starting a course in 2019-20 and in 2020-21 will still be eligible for Home fee status and for financial support as per existing rules.
  • The Universities Minister (MP Chris Skidmore) has confirmed that students will be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England for the entire duration of their course.
     

For more information, please visit the GOV.UK website or Universities UK website