Fees and funding
If you are a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland starting your course in the academic year 2021-22 you will generally have to pay international student fees for your course, unless you are covered by the EU Withdrawal Agreement and are entitled to status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
If you are a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and have lived in the UK, EEA or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of your course you will still be eligible for UK ‘home-fees’ as well as access to student funding options on broadly the same basis as before Brexit. Please note that the full regulations that will apply for 2021-22 have yet to be released.
You can find out more about eligibility from the Department for Education.
If you are living in the UK as the family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss national you need to apply for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to be eligible to pay the ‘home fees’ rate and to access funding from Student Finance England as well as meeting the relevant residence requirements. You can seek advice from our International Student Advisers if you need advice on eligibility or how to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Information for Irish nationals
If you are an Irish national living in the UK or the Republic of Ireland you will still be eligible for home fees and funding under the Common Travel Area arrangement (gov.uk).
EU students assessed as overseas-fee payers will be eligible to apply for an International Scholarship of up to £2,500 towards their first year of study.
Visas and immigration
If you were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, you are eligible to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme, this means you will not need to apply for a visa. You must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021. If you are arriving in the UK to study from 1 January 2021, you will need to apply for a student visa before you travel. There are a number of eligibility criteria so please check our visa and immigration pages to find out what rules apply to your personal circumstances. Our International Student Advisers can help.
This guidance is for the sole use of University of Brighton applicants and students. It is a guide only and must be used in conjunction with the information referenced on the gov.uk website. The information in this guidance is given in good faith and has been carefully checked. However, the University of Brighton accepts no legal responsibility for its accuracy.