Funding for EU students

As we leave the EU, the University of Birmingham will continue to value the contributions of our EU students and will work hard to create a welcoming environment. 

EU students are currently eligible to apply for loans from the UK government through the Student Loans Company (SLC), subject to the SLC’s eligibility criteria.

You can find out more about the Tuition Fee Loan for undergraduate study, the Postgraduate Masters Loan for Masters study and the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan for PhD study on the government website.

This level of student funding has been guaranteed to be available for new EU students starting in the 2019/20 academic year and the 2020/21 academic year, providing they meet the existing residency requirements. Any students who can access this funding will be able to continue to do so for the entirety of the length of their course, subject to the SLC’s standard terms and conditions for progression and maximum period of study, even if the degree finishes after the UK’s exit from the EU.

It is possible that EU students who commence their studies after 2020/21 may not be able to access the Tuition Fee Loan, as the eligibility criteria for 2021/22 are yet to have been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this webpage as soon as we know more.

EU students are not eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the SLC and must therefore find alternative funding to cover their living costs. The University offers a number of scholarships and awards to EU students. Please consult the undergraduate funding database or the postgraduate funding database for further information.

For country-specific information, including advice on entry requirements and an inidcation of the number of students from your country that we have studying with us, please visit our country pages. You can find out more about the University’s plans for Brexit through our webpage


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