Brexit Updates for EU Students
UK Universities and EU Students
On Friday 31st January 2020 the UK formally left the European Union and is now in a transition period until December 31st 2020.
UK universities and SI-UK have always supported diversity, tolerance and internationalism and the UK remains one of the most welcoming destinations in the world for an EU student looking to gain a world class education.
All universities strongly believe that European and international students make a vital contribution to UK higher education and society as a whole. Learn more below with our FAQ and if you have any questions, please contact SI-UK London and we will be happy to help.
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- Will EU students still pay the same tuition fees as home students?
EU students applying to study in the UK for the 2020/21 academic year will continue to pay the same tuition fees as UK students and there will be no changes to loan eligibility.
- Will EU students have to apply for a student visa?
You will not need a visa if you are arriving before the official Brexit date. You may need to register on arrival in the UK if you will be staying for more than three months.
- What is the EU Settlement Scheme?
You will be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme if you are an EU national with a valid passport and are resident in the UK or arrive by 31 December 2020. If by the same date you have been continually living in the UK for 5 years, you will be able to apply to stay in the UK indefinitely (settled status).
- Will a UK degree still be recognised in the EU?
The recognition and esteem of a UK degree will not change in Europe or internationally.
Study in the UK
If you are still unsure about how Brexit will affect your application to study in the UK, arrange a free consultation at our offices in London or Manchester and we can take you through all the facts you need to know.
Last updated: February 5th, 2020.