UK universities and colleges are some of the most international places to study in the world. Students and staff from the EU and beyond are extremely welcome and make an enormous contribution to the UK and the success of its education institutions.
European Union students studying in England and enrolling in 2018-19 and in 2019-20 will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, which means they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. More information is available from the Department of Education website.
European Union students studying in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 and in 2019-20 will be guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their courses. More information is available on the Universities Scotland website and from the Scottish Government.
EU students studying in the UK under the Erasmus programme: Their immigration status has not changed, and they continue to be eligible for their Erasmus grant until as long as we remain a member of the EU and could well be extended beyond this. UUK is liaising with the British Council as National Agency for Erasmus+ and institutions are advised to check the Erasmus+ websites regularly for updates including student-focused communications.
The UK Government has stated publicly that the United Kingdom is committed to continuing full participation in the Erasmus+ programme throughout the negotiations period. In principle, EU students can come to the UK until at least 2020 as part of Erasmus+, although the final decision on this is subject to negotiations.
Further information is also available on the British Council EU Students in the UK webpage