What does Brexit mean for EU students?
EEA or Swiss students who desire to study in the UK on a full-time course commencing after 1 August 2021 but are still living in the EEA/Switzerland will be classified as 'International Students' and charged the higher 'international' tuition fee. International Students will pay overseas fees, won't be eligible for the UK government's Student Loan, and need to apply for a Student Visa before travelling to the UK.
Irish students from the Republic of Ireland will be classified as 'Home' students.
EU students studying in the UK
Any EU students who arrived in the UK before 23:00 hours GMT on 31/12/2020 and have applied for the EU Settlement Scheme before the closing date may be eligible to pay the same fees as UK students and may be eligible for the Student Loan. During the application stage, EU students living in the UK must be prepared to share their EU Settlement Share Code for the university to confirm their immigration status online. If you have been granted pre-settled status, you must also be prepared to provide evidence of living in the EEA/UK or Gibraltar for the relevant three years immediately before starting the course to be considered eligible for Home fee status.
UK universities and EU students
UK universities have always supported diversity, tolerance, and internationalism. 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 other international students make a vital contribution to UK higher education and society.