Advice for students on post-Brexit
For those currently studying in the UK or for those intending to come to study in the academic year 2019/20, here is some advice and guidance on post-Brexit.
Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) following the referendum on 23 June 2016 when 51.9% voted to leave the EU. Brexit is a key issue within the United Kingdom with huge uncertainty on the developments and repercussions of Britain’s exit from the EU. You can find top stories on Brexit here.
The UK is still a member of the EU until 29 March 2019. If an agreement between the UK and EU is reached before this time, the UK will enter a transition period (likely to be from 30 March 2019 until 31 December 2020).
For those currently studying in the UK or for those intending to come to study in the academic year 2019/20
#1 Fees and funding
The relevant authorities in England, Scotland and Wales have given assurances that there will be no changes to fee status or student support (access to loans) for any EU students who intend to continue with or start higher education courses in or before the 2019/20 academic year, for the full duration of the courses on which they are registered.
There has, as yet, been no confirmation on the position of non-EU EEA citizens (from Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) and their family members studying in any of the four countries of the UK.
Please note that this advice and guidance represents our current interpretation and understanding of government announcements and intentions as they relate to visa regulations, fee status and student support (loans for study) over the next few years.
Assuming that a ‘transition period’ is confirmed, there will be no changes to visa requirements or entitlements during this period and EU citizens and their eligible family members will be able to enter the UK without requiring immigration permission during this time.
For those currently studying in the UK or for those intending to come to study in the academic year 2020/21
As yet, there has been no decision on either fee status or student support for those planning to arrive in the UK to study a further or higher education course in the academic year 2020/21.