Our international community
Brexit may result in a range of changes over the coming years, but one thing will stay the same – the friendly and multicultural atmosphere at the University of Brighton. We have staff and students from over 150 countries around the world, and you’ll be welcomed as a valued member of our talented and inclusive community, wherever you’re from.
EU students starting courses in the 2017 or 2018 academic year
You will pay the same tuition fees as UK students; there’s no change to your immigration status, and you can apply for scholarships and bursaries if you’re eligible. You will have access to UK government student loans for the duration of your course if you are applying to study in 2017 or 2018.
- student loans: you can apply for a student loan. The Student Loans Company has confirmed that you have access to UK government student loans. This includes the Postgraduate Masters Loans scheme.
- your tuition fees: you will pay tuition fees at the same rate as UK students for the duration of your course.
- your immigration status: you won’t need a visa to study here.
- scholarships and bursaries: you can apply for a range of scholarships and bursaries if you are eligible. Read more about available financial support.
- Research Council PhD studentships: you are eligible to apply for these at UK institutions.
EU students planning to study in the UK under the Erasmus programme
The UK continues to be part of the Erasmus programme. Students will be eligible for the Erasmus grant in 2017 and 2018 and possibly beyond this. Your immigration status has not changed.
Current EU students
If you're a student from an EU country outside the UK who is currently studying at the university your immigration and associated fees status, as well as your access to your UK government student loan, did not change as a result of the referendum vote and will remain unchanged until or unless the government advises otherwise.
Ongoing support for international students
We support our EU and international students in many different ways. We can help you with your application, meet you at the airport when you arrive, give you a personal tutor to support you throughout your studies and help you prepare for a successful career.
We also invite our new EU and international students to a free orientation programme. This provides a great opportunity to make new friends, get to know the university and get advice about your course and life in the UK.
Read more about how we support EU and international students.