Brexit: how does the UK leaving the EU affect university students and staff?

Britain has left the European Union and entered a transition period which ends on 31 December 2020. There is still much uncertainty but there is clarity in some areas

It is important to remember that during the transition there is no immediate change, and for the UK university sector in particular, programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ continue as normal during this time. All current staff/students or those looking to join us up until 31 December 2020 are also eligible to apply for ‘pre-settled’ or ‘settled status’.

Brexit and tuition fees

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in 2020-21 will continue to have ‘Home’ fee status and pay fees at the home rate for the duration of their course. This also applies to current students.

However from the 2021–22 academic year, EU nationals will no longer have home fee status or access to the UK’s financial support. Fee information can be found on our course web pages.

If you would like to discuss this with an advisor at the University please contact The Student Funding Unit by email at or call us on +44 1752 587676

"As an internationally focused university, we remain fully committed to supporting our community. Our mission remains to transform lives through education and research, and to offer our students the best experience possible". Professor Judith Petts, CBE, Vice-Chancellor

Keep up to date with Universities UK

Universities UK is working through the ramifications of the leave vote for the higher education sector. Updates will be posted to the Brexit FAQs for universities and students webpage.

Brexit FAQ will be updated as events develop

Link to Brexit FAQs for universities and students
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