Wednesday 24 July 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed, as for 2019/20 and before, that EU students commencing study in 2020/21 will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of courses in England-see England's published 2020/21 statement

On 28 May 2019, the Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Minister Chris Skidmore confirmed that EU nationals who start a higher education course in England in the 2020/21 academic year will remain eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate financial support, Advanced Learner loans as well as FE and apprenticeships support, whether a deal for leaving the EU is in place or not.

"It is important that we remember that while we have chosen to leave the EU, we are not leaving Europe, and our universities thrive on the diversity of being global institutions," Skidmore said.

Alistair Jarvis, the chief executive of the Universities UK group, said: “It is important that other post-Brexit policies ensure an attractive offer to students from the EU and beyond and signal that the UK continues to be a welcoming place for those wishing to study here.”

Find more details about support for postgraduate students in Minister’s written statement - HCWS1793.

EU Settlement Scheme now open to students

EU citizens who wish to remain in the UK after it leaves the European Union will need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. This scheme has been tested in certain employment sectors and is now open for all members of the public, including most students. As the UK is not due to leave the EU until 31 October 2019, applying for the scheme at this time is completely voluntary. You can find out more information on the UKCISA website.