EU referendum: School of Advanced Study welcomes all EU and international students

Thursday 7 July 2016

Many of you will be aware of the decision made by the UK electorate to leave the European Union. Although this is not an outcome that we would have wanted, the University of London and the institutes of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) will continue to value the diversity which our EU and international students bring to us.

We would like to welcome those students planning to study with us in 2016–17 and to assure you that there are no changes to your immigration status. Access to the government’s postgraduate loan scheme which is extended to EU students, remains unchanged for 2016–17.  Furthermore, the university will honour the current level of fees for all existing EU students, and any current EU applicants for entry in 2016 (or deferred entry in 2017), for the duration of their studies here. 

Over the coming months and years, the UK will be entering a period of transition while the government negotiates the UK’s new position in Europe and in the world. Understanding the implications of leaving the EU and the effect this is likely to have on the UK higher education sector, and the university, is not yet known. It will take a considerable amount of time, possibly up to two years to complete. So for EU applicants who apply to study here as of September 2017–18, their fee status will be determined by the agreements reached via the negotiations. Therefore, we cannot currently confirm what the level of these fees will be.

In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you to London in October.

I look forward to seeing you all then.

Roger Kain
Dean, School of Advanced Study
University of London