Following the UK's exit from the European Union, the UK government confirmed that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals starting courses in the 2021/22 academic year who are not registered as 'settled or 'pre-settled' in the UK would no longer be eligible for Home/UK fee status or financial support from Student Finance England.
This means that most EU students will pay the same fees as international students for courses starting from August 2021, with the following exceptions:
- EU nationals who are already resident in the UK and hold pre-settled or settled status and meet all other eligibility requirements may still be entitled to fees at the UK student rate and to the financial support options available to UK students. To demonstrate UK residency via the EU Settlement Scheme you must have been resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 and apply for the scheme by 30 June 2021
- Irish nationals living in the UK or the Republic of Ireland will be treated the same as UK students for fees and funding purposes, due to the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area agreement
- UK nationals living in the EU, EEA and Switzerland may also continue to be eligible for Home/UK fee status, when entering courses at UK universities until 31 December 2027 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
For postgraduate students, we offer scholarships exclusively for international fee-paying students
For undergraduate students, we have now launched our EU Qualifications Welcome Awards scheme, which is designed to bridge the gap between Home and International fees for students entering the University based on an EU qualification, regardless of their nationality. More details, including full terms and conditions, can be found on our EU Qualifications Welcome Awards page.
Read more detailed information on fees and funding for EU, EEA and Swiss students.
If you have any questions, please contact our course enquiries team: