Aston and the European Union

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The outcome of the EU referendum heralds an interesting and challenging period for us in the UK and in our universities.  

The vote to leave the European Union does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff, nor to the UK university participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. We continue to welcome students and staff from the EU and around the world.     

We will be looking at the potential impacts on Aston of this outcome as we approach the culmination of the admissions process for 2016/7 over the next few weeks, and of course over the longer term, as we understand the development of the UK’s negotiations. 

As we understand the situation better we will keep you informed.  For now it is business as usual, but as we go forward, continuing to drive forward new things to further strengthen Aston’s position in teaching and research, and to make it a great place to work and study, is our best insurance. 

Universities UK have put together some helpful FAQs to answer some questions.

EU fees

Following the result of the UK's EU Referendum, the 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, and those starting September 2016, will continue to receive student loan support for the normal duration of their studies. 

At Aston fees for students from European Union countries are guaranteed at the same rate as fees for UK students until (and including) 2018.  This means that fees for EU students starting their studies with us in 2016 will remain at the same level as UK (home) students following the same course for the normal duration of the programme. 

Further fee information for EU students applying for undergraduate study is available from the Department for Education and Skills and on our website. 

Aston is committed to our EU students and we want to reassure all applicants that Aston continues to value all our students from outside the UK, who are an essential component of our campus life and our academic community