The UK government states that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019.
The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university or further education institution in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.
EU students are eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.
EU nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2018 to 2019 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.
There are a range of studentships, scholarships and grants that EU nationals can apply for.
The Research Council studentships distinguishes between EU nationals, who just arrived in the UK and those who have been here for some time. EU nationals are eligible for a fees-only award. EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the studentship may be eligible for both a fees award and a stipend to help cover the cost of their training.
The migration status of EU nationals in the UK is being discussed as part of wider discussions with the EU and new announcements by the UK government are expected.
The UK has one of the highest tuition fees in the world. It is also home to some of the best universities in the world.