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Brexit: Analysis and FAQs

 

Q. How does the referendum result affect EU students accessing student loans?

A statement from Sam Gyimah, Universities and Science Minister, confirms that current students, including those that will start courses in the 2018 – 19 academic year or before, and are eligible to receive loans and/or grants from Student Finance England, will continue to remain eligible for these loans and grants until they finish their course.

EU nationals starting courses in England in the 2019 – 20 academic year will also remain eligible for financial support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, providing they meet the existing residency requirement.

For further information, please read the full announcement here.

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has also confirmed that students from the EU starting courses in the 2019 - 20 academic year will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status', meaning they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. They will also be able to access financial support for the duration of their course on the same basis as is available today. Read the full announcement here.

Q. How does the Referendum result affect funding for EU postgraduate students?

A statement from Sam Gyimah, Universities and Science Minister, confirms that current students, including those that will start courses in the 2018 – 19 academic year or before, and are eligible to receive loans and/or grants from Student Finance England, will continue to remain eligible for these loans and grants until they finish their course.

EU nationals starting courses in England in the 2019 – 20 academic year will also remain eligible for financial support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, providing they meet the existing residency requirement.

For further information, please read the full announcement here.

Q. How will the UK leaving the EU affect the fees paid by EU students?

The UK government confirmed on 2 July 2018 that EU students applying for university places in the 2019 – 20 year will remain eligible for ‘home fee status’, meaning they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, also confirmed that the maximum tuition fees that a university will be able to charge will be frozen for the second year running.

This comes after the government confirmed students starting their courses in the academic year 2018 – 19 will remain eligible for financial support, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. Please see here for further information.

Q. Will there be any changes to the Cambridge scholarships available to EU and other international applicants (undergrad and postgrad)?

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses in England in the academic year 2019 – 20 will continue to be eligible for Home fee status. They will also be able to access financial support for the duration of their courses on the same basis as it is currently available.

Please see the Cambridge Trusts Scholarships page for further information.

Q. What impact will a no-deal Brexit have on fees?

The UK government confirmed on 2 July 208 that EU students applying for university places in the 2019 – 20 year will remain eligible for ‘home fee status’, meaning they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, also confirmed that the maximum tuitions fees that a university will be able to charge will be frozen for the second year running.

This comes after the government confirmed students starting their courses in the academic year 2018 – 19 will remain eligible for financial support, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. Please see here for further information.