As a result of the UK leaving the European Union, changes have been made to the tuition fees that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will pay to study in the UK.
Existing EU students continuing a course into 2021/22
If you’re an eligible student assessed as a 'UK or 'EU' fee-payer in the academic year 2020/21 or earlier, you will pay the same tuition fees for the entirety of your course and you won’t see any changes to your loan eligibility.
This is a result of UK Government guarantees.
New EU students starting in 2021/22 (excluding Republic of Ireland)
The UK Government has confirmed tuition fee and student loan arrangements for EU, EEA and Swiss students starting courses in the academic year 2021/2022.
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national without settled (or pre-settled) status in the UK, starting a course in the academic year 2021/22 or later years, you will no longer be eligible for the same tuition fees as UK students. Instead, you’ll pay the same fees as an international student. You won’t be eligible for undergraduate, postgraduate or advanced learner financial support or loans from Student Finance England.
However, if you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national starting your programme in the academic year 2021/22 only, our EEA National Transition Scholarship (2021/22) will be automatically applied,reducing your fees to the same amount paid by UK students.
Further details about the EEA National Transition Scholarship (2021/22) can be found here.
New EU students starting in 2021/22 with pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
Those with pre-settled or settled status will qualify as a home student (paying the same fees as UK students) if they have 3 years’ residency in the UK/EEA/Gibraltar/Switzerland immediately prior to the start of their course.
Tuition fee deposits
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national without pre-settled or settled status in the UK starting a course from August 2021, you’ll need to pay a tuition fee deposit, in line with our requirement for international students.
Exemptions (including Republic of Ireland)
The changes in student fees and funding will not affect you if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.
The changes will also not affect you if you’re an Irish national living in the UK or Ireland. Your right to study and access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.
In general, you’ll continue to be required to meet the same criteria as UK nationals to be eligible for UK fees and funding.