EU students starting courses in 2017
If you’re an EU student and would like to apply to the University of Brighton for 2017, there are no immediate changes that affect your student status.
You will pay the same tuition fees as UK students; there’s no change to your immigration status, and you can still apply for scholarships and bursaries if you’re eligible. You will still have access to UK government student loans if you are applying to study in 2017 and for the duration of your course - even if the UK exits the EU during that period.
- student loans: you can still apply for a student loan. The Student Loans Company has confirmed that your access to UK government student loans has not changed. This includes the new Postgraduate Masters Loans scheme that is now open for applications.
- your tuition fees: you will still pay tuition fees at the same rate as UK students for the duration of your course, even if during that time the UK formally leaves the EU.
- your immigration status: this hasn’t changed and you won’t need a visa to study here.
- scholarships and bursaries: you can still apply for a range of scholarships and bursaries if you are eligible. Read more about available financial support.
EU students starting courses in 2016
If you’re a student from an EU country and applied to the University of Brighton for 2016, there are no immediate changes that will affect your student status.
EU students planning to study in the UK under the Erasmus programme
The UK still has access to the Erasmus programme. This means you will still be eligible for the Erasmus grant for at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU and possibly beyond this. Your immigration status has not changed.
Current EU students
If you're a current student at the university and from the EU, your immigration and associated fees status, as well as your access to your UK government student loan, have not changed as a result of the vote and will remain so until the government decides otherwise.