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Current students with EU/EEA/Swiss nationality

I am a current student with EU/EEA or Swiss nationality, how will Brexit affect my studies?

Students applying for university places in the academic year 2020/21 will remain eligible for financial support. 

  • Students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2020/21. This means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university in the academic year 2020/21 will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.
  • Students are eligible for Home/EU fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students (including students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.

  • EU/EEA/Swiss nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for the academic year 2020/21 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.

As you are a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national we would like to remind you about the EU Settlement Scheme which you will need to apply for if you wish to remain in the UK after we leave the European Union. We have details about this scheme including information on how to apply and how it works on our webpage here.

EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until 31 December 2020. In January 2021, a new UK immigration system will be introduced. You can also continue to enter the UK using e-gates when travelling on a biometrics passport. No further information on the new UK immigration system is available at present.

Our International Student Advice team are here to help give advice on your individual situation so if you have any questions, please get in touch on astoninternational@aston.ac.uk.

 

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national student on a placement overseas, how will Brexit affect me?

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national currently on placement overseas, you may have questions about returning to the UK for your final year. 

As you are a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national we would like to remind you about the EU Settlement Scheme which you will need to apply for if you wish to remain in the UK after we leave the European Union. We have details about this scheme including information on how to apply and how it works on our webpage here.

EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until 31 December 2020. In January 2021, a new UK immigration system will be introduced. You can also continue to enter the UK using e-gates when travelling on a biometrics passport. No further information on the new UK immigration system is available at present.

If you require a letter to confirm that you are a student at the University, this can be requested from the Hub via MAP.

Our International Student Advice team are here to help give advice on your individual situation so if you have any questions, please get in touch on astoninternational@aston.ac.uk

Where can I find further information?

The University is monitoring the situation closely and will provide you with relevant updates as and when we can. This page will be frequently updated, and any questions that are not answered here can be sent to erasmus@aston.ac.uk.

Prospective EU/EEA/Swiss national applicants

I am a prospective applicant with EU/EEA/Swiss nationality, how will Brexit affect my studies?

Students applying for university places in the academic year 2020/21 academic years will remain eligible for financial support. 

  • Students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2020/21. This means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university in the academic year 2020/21, will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.
  • Students are eligible for Home/EU fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students (including students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for the academic year 2020/21 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.

For the academic year 2021/22 and beyond nothing has been confirmed yet by the UK Government. This page will be updated as soon as information is available.

EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until 31 December 2020. In January 2021, a new UK immigration system will be introduced. You can also continue to enter the UK using e-gates when travelling on a biometrics passport. No further information on the new UK immigration system is available at present.

Our International Student Advice team are here to help give advice on your individual situation so if you have any questions, please get in touch on astoninternational@aston.ac.uk.

Where can I find further information?

The University is monitoring the situation closely and will provide you with relevant updates as and when we can. This page will be frequently updated, and any questions that are not answered here can be sent to erasmus@aston.ac.uk.

EU/EEA/Swiss students graduating in 2019/20

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national who will be graduating this year, how will Brexit affect me?

EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until 31 December 2020. In January 2021, a new UK immigration system will be introduced. You can also continue to enter the UK using e-gates when travelling on a biometrics passport. 

 

Where can I find further information?

The University is monitoring the situation closely and will provide you with relevant updates as and when we can. This page will be frequently updated, and any questions that are not answered here can be sent to erasmus@aston.ac.uk

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national who will be coming to Aston as a professional visitor, how will Brexit affect me?

EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until 31 December 2020. In January 2021, a new UK immigration system will be introduced. You can also continue to enter the UK using e-gates when travelling on a biometrics passport. No further information on the new UK immigration system is available at present.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Professional Visitors team on intvisitors@aston.ac.uk.