UEA is a welcoming and supportive place to study and work for people of all nationalities. We are proud of our global outlook and our campus is a vibrant and diverse community. Visit our country-specific pages to find further information relevant to you and your country.
Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK Government announced on 23 June 2020 that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status nor undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22. This change will also apply to funding for apprenticeships.
It will not affect students starting courses in academic year 2020/21, nor those EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. It will also not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.
Students outside the above exceptions will be liable for international course fees. For full information or to check your fee status, please refer to our tuition fees and charges page.
The information on this page is correct as of: 17/09/2020
#UEA Is United
The Student Life (International) Team is here to support all students who are not from the UK. We are also here to help with any immigration issues students' may have. If you have any questions on your immigration status or exercising your EU Treaty Rights in the UK, please contact Student Life.
We will continue to keep you updated on any developments via this webpage and emails. You can also use the links below to check your own circumstances and to sign up for updates from Gov.UK.
EU Settlement Scheme
EEA and Swiss citizens who are resident in the UK before 11.00pm on 31 December 2020 will be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Find out more about applying for the EU Settlement Scheme.
Brexit Updates, Information and resources
These are the best sources for up to date information regarding Brexit.
- HM Government - EU Citizens' Rights Agreement - sign up for email updates and information
- GOV.UK - Continue to Live in the UK After it Leaves the EU - check whether you can stay in the UK
- GOV.UK - Status of EU Citizens in the UK - more information including how to apply and how long you can be absent from the UK whilst you are in the pre/settlement qualifying period
- UKCISA - Brexit: what we know for EU students