No change to EU student fees and status

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Updated 21 April 2017

No change to EU student fees and status 2018/19

The UK government has today confirmed funding for EU students starting courses in the 2018–19 academic year.

The decision means that EU students applying for an undergraduate or Masters course at an English university will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK's exit from the EU. PhD students remain eligible to apply for UK Research Council studentships for the duration of their study.

See the Government's press release for full details.

No change to EU student fees and status 2017/18

On 29 March 2017, the Prime Minister triggered Article 50 and formally commenced the process for the UK to leave the EU.

There will now be a two-year period of negotiation during which time the terms under which the UK will exit the EU will be determined, including those issues that could affect the higher education sector. During this period, our university will be working with other institutions across the sector to obtain the best possible outcomes for our EU staff and students and our activity and engagement across the EU. It is anticipated the UK will leave the EU in Spring 2019.

To date, the Government has not announced any changes and the situation for current and prospective EU students remains as follows:

  • No change for current EU students and EU students starting in 2017/18: your immigration status and associated fee status, as well as your access to student loans, have not changed. The UK Government has confirmed this will remain the case for the duration of your course.
  • No change for UK students studying in the EU and elsewhere under the Erasmus programme: your immigration status has not changed, you’ll continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant until further notice.

You can also read the Government’s guarantee regarding EU nationals and student loans/grants for further information.

As further details become available, we’ll publish them on this page. If you are worried about anything, please contact us at answers@anglia.ac.uk