Will the UK leaving the EU affect my tuition fee status?

EU students who are already studying at the University of Birmingham or who have an offer to start their studies in 2019/20 or 2020/21 academic years will continue to be charged the UK fee rate applicable at the time, provided this continues to be permitted by UK law.

The UK Government has confirmed that students from the EU applying to courses starting in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years will not see any changes to their loan eligibility or fee status. This guarantee will apply for the full duration of the course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU. The UK Government has also confirmed that this will be the case in England whether or not the UK leaves the EU with a deal.

As yet, there has been no decision on either fee status or student support for those planning to arrive in the UK to study a higher education course in the academic year 2021/22 or beyond.

The longer-term implications for EU students who want to apply to study in the UK after the UK has left the EU will depend on the outcome of the negotiations and what kind of relationship the UK agrees with the EU. We are working across the Higher Education sector to urge UK Government to provide clarity on EU students' fees and access to student funding support beyond the 2020/21 academic year.

Further information is available on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.


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