Currently most EU nationals have the same fee rate as UK students, and have access to Student Finance. This has not changed at this stage, and following the result of the UK's EU Referendum, the then Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, confirmed in a statement issued on Monday 27 June 2016 that students from EU countries currently at UK universities will continue to receive student loan support for the normal duration of their studies.
In April 2017, the UK Government announced that EU students applying for University places in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic year will remain eligible for financial support.
- EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2018-19 and 2019-20. The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university or further education institution in the 2018/19 or 2019/20 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.
- EU students are eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.
- EU nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2018/19 and 2019/20 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.
Beyond 2019-20 we do not yet know what will or won’t change as this will be negotiated by the UK Government and the EU at a later date. This page will be updated as soon as these are confirmed.
More information about the latest announcements can be found on the Government's website.
Further fee information for EU students applying for undergraduate study is available from the Government and on our website. Universities UK and The British Council have produced a useful document for EU students coming to the UK either as a full-time student or as an exchange student. The document can be accessed here
Information and entry requirements for European countries
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This page will be updated as and when the UK Government and EU release new information and information is subject to change depending on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
Information last updated 27/03/2019