Changes to funding for EU students

If your course starts on or after the 1 August 2021 you will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and further education financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements
  • you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland - benefits of Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement will continue

For more information visit: and EU student advice

Your rights to live in the UK will not change until 31 December 2020.

Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland who are living in the UK on or before 31 December 2020 can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to continue to work, study and access benefits and services broadly on the same basis as they currently do. It is free to apply.

If you want to stay in the UK you’ll have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. Check how to continue living in the UK

Arrive in the UK before 1 January 2021 No changes; apply for EU Settlement Scheme to stay longer than 30 June 2021 (if you want to remain in the UK beyond 30 June 2021 and keep ‘home fee status’ beyond this date) - can apply for a student loan for fees at home fee rate
Arrive in the UK after 1 January 2021 and start your course before 31 July 2021 Changes to immigration status, no changes to fee status – continue to be eligible for home fee rate fees and can apply for a student loan for fees
January 2021 and start your course after 1 August 2021 Changes to immigration status and fee status (for studies in England, Scotland and Wales)


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