Brexit guidance

We are proud to be an international University, with students and staff from around 80 different countries worldwide. As a community, we deeply value each individual - wherever you are from, you will be welcomed and cherished here.

We know that the uncertainty and confusion surrounding Brexit is creating anxiety. We value all current and future European students and remain committed to supporting you during this time as Britain withdraws from the EU. This page intends to signpost you to relevant advice and guidance.

Watch a short film about Brexit (created by UKCISA, Universities UK, British Council and NUS):

Useful websites

There's lots of useful information on the following websites:

  • UKCISA - guidance for students currently in the UK, and those intending to study here in 2019/20, 2020/21 or 2021/22
  • Universities UK - Brexit FAQs aimed at students and universities
  • Gov.uk​ - visiting Europe after Brexit

Will EU/EEA students still be able to study at UK universities?

Yes. There will be no change to the immigration status of EU/EEA students who are already here or who arrive before the end of the government’s Brexit implementation period on 31 December 2020. This was confirmed in the government’s Statement of Intent on the EU Settlement Scheme.

EU nationals who already live in the UK, or who arrive by 31 December 2020, will be able to apply for ‘settled status’. This will enable you to live, work and study in the UK for as long as you like. The settlement scheme will open fully in March 2019 and the deadline for applications will be 30 June 2021.

Will tuition fees for EU/EEA students studying at UK universities change as a result of Brexit?

There will be no change to the tuition fee status of current EU/EEA students attending UK universities or for those coming for courses starting in 2019/20. This means that EU/EEA students studying at UK universities will pay the same fees as 'home' students for the full duration of their course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

The fees that EU/EEA students starting courses at UK universities following the agreed transition period are required to pay will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK's exit negotiations.

Will EU/EEA students continue to be eligible to receive loans and grants?

The Government confirmed EU/EEA students starting their course in 2019/20 at an English higher education institution will continue to be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course (provided you meet residency requirements).

Do I need to renew my passport?

You should renew your British passport if, on the day you travel, your passport either has less than 6 months left or is more than 9 years and 6 months old. Find out more and check your renewal date here.

Page last updated: 22.03.2019