With the United Kingdom set to leave the European Union, uncertainty regarding your situation as an EU student may not be clear as exit agreements are negotiated. To help we have provided some advice and guidance. We'll continue to update as the situation develops.
How will this affect the immigration status of EU students?
Until the Treaty on European Union (commonly referred to as the 'Lisbon Treaty') negotiations are completed, there will be no change to the immigration status of EU students.
How will finance for EU students be affected?
The Student Loan Company has issued a statement following the result, which can be read in full here: http://www.slc.co.uk/media/latest-news/eu-nationals-and-student-finance-in-england.aspx
In short, EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive their loans and grants until they finish their course. The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this September 2016 to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged. The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way.
For Postgraduate Taught EU students Student Finance England’s (SFE) new Postgraduate Loan application service is now open.
Keep checking for 2017 onwards.
I am an EU student studying in the UK under the Erasmus programme
As above, your immigration status has not changed, and you will continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU.
I am a UK student studying in the EU under the Erasmus or other Study Abroad programmes
Your immigration status has not changed, and you continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU.
I am due to study abroad as part of my course. Will I be affected?
Until the withdrawal negotiations are completed, there will be no changes to UEA’s membership of programmes such as Erasmus. Throughout this period, the UK will maintain all aspects of its current EU Membership.
I’m an EU student in the UK. Will I still be able to access the NHS?
Throughout the negotiation period, which will commence when the Treaty on European Union (commonly referred to as the 'Lisbon Treaty') period is triggered, the UK will maintain all aspects of its current EU Membership. Any changes to access rights in the UK, including health services, will be decided by the UK government as part of these negotiations.
If you have further queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1603 591515
UEA would like to reassure you that we will be working with Universities UK to get answers to the longer-term questions and to press our Government to ensure the UK remains a welcoming place for the best students from EU countries.
Information on this was last updated and is correct as of 15/09/2016