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?
- The UK Government has confirmed that EU, EEA, and Swiss Nationals commencing a course from 1st August 2021 will no longer qualify for student funding and will no longer qualify for home fee status with the following exceptions:
- EU, EEA and Swiss 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.
- Irish citizens living in the UK and Ireland and otherwise qualifying for funding under the UK fee status regulations.
- EU, EEA, and Swiss Nationals who do not fall within these categories will still be able to study in the UK but will be subject to the same visa requirements that apply to non-EU students.
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 because of Brexit?
- Governments across the UK have confirmed that EU, EEA and Swiss national students starting a course from 2021-22 will be required to pay the overseas rate of fees, unless they fall into one of the two categories listed above.
Will EU/EEA students continue to be eligible to receive to receive loans and grants?
- Governments across the UK have confirmed that all EU, EEA and Swiss national students who started a course prior to August 2021 and were living in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 will still be eligible for Home fee status and for financial support on the same basis as before, provided they have been granted settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Students will have until 30 June 2021 to apply for this status.