EU referendum: information for students

Here at City we’re proud to have a strong global community, with students and staff from across the world. Whilst there may be some changes which will impact some of our community as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, we will continue to support you throughout your studies.

We will update this section of the website with information when it’s available, and you can find further information on the following pages:

If you have any other questions, you can get in contact with our International Student Advice team who are here to help.

International Student Advice contact details:

Information for current students

  • The UK Government has confirmed that there will be no change to the immigration or fee status of EU students currently studying at UK universities.
  • Current students from the EU will continue to have access to UK student loans for the duration of their studies and these arrangements are entirely unchanged.
  • We can confirm that current EU students will continue to be charged the same tuition fee as UK students for the duration of their course. This is the ‘regulated UK fee’ and details are included within our course pages.

Information for EU students studying in the UK on the Erasmus programme

  • Erasmus students will continue to be eligible for their Erasmus grants and there will be no immediate changes to their immigration status.

Information for UK students studying in the EU and elsewhere under the Erasmus programme

  • UK students studying in the EU and elsewhere will continue to be eligible for their Erasmus grants and there will be no immediate changes to their immigration status.

Information in the event of a 'No-deal Brexit'

The government has launched a public information campaign to ensure that UK citizens, businesses, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU are well informed about how EU Exit will affect them, and the practical steps they will need to take to be ready.

Find out more about no deal preparations for higher education institutions

Frequently asked questions

Will tuition fees rise for EU students studying at UK universities as a result of Brexit?

  • There will be no immediate change to the tuition fees paid by current EU students attending UK universities: the fee will be the same as the fee charged to UK students. City has confirmed that the fees for current EU students and for those EU students starting their studies in 2018 and 2019 will remain the same as for UK students. Full details can be found on individual course pages.
  • The fees that EU students are required to pay in the longer-term will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK's exit negotiations.

Will I still be paying the UK equivalent fee or will I now be paying international fees?

EU students will continue to pay the UK fee for the duration of their studies. This will apply to current EU students and EU students commencing their studies with us in 2019/20 academic years. City has confirmed that these students will pay the UK ‘regulated’ fee for the duration of their studies. This fee will be £9,250 per year.

Will EU students continue to be eligible to receive loans and grants?

EU students attending universities in England who are eligible under current rules to receive loans and grants from the Student Loans Company will continue to do so for the duration of courses they are currently enrolled on, and for those starting in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.

Read the latest statement from the Student Loans Company about eligibility for EU students.

How will my plans to go on to postgraduate study be affected?

Students progressing to postgraduate study at City in 2018/19 and 2019/20 are not affected and their immigration status remains unchanged. City has committed to charging the UK/EU fee as published by us to current EU students and students commencing their studies with us in 2018/19 or 2019/20.

What about students participating in the Erasmus+ exchange programme?

  • Students from UK universities currently overseas on an Erasmus+ placement will not be affected by the referendum result.
  • The European Commission has confirmed that EU law continues to apply to the full in the United Kingdom until it is no longer a member. This therefore also applies to the projects financed through the Erasmus+ programme.
  • In the longer term, City, through Universities UK, will be urging the government to seek assurances from the EU that the UK can continue to access this valuable exchange programme.

What happens if I have to do a resit or defer my studies?

  • You will continue to be able to access financial support in the same way you currently do for the duration of your studies.

How will my plans to do a placement year be affected?

If you are a current EU student, you are unaffected by the changes and both your immigration and fee status will remain unchanged for the duration of your studies with us. This includes any placement year, which will be regarded as within the duration of study.

How will my plans to study abroad be affected?

If you are a current EU student, you are unaffected by the changes and both your immigration and fee status will remain unchanged for the duration of your studies with us, including any time spent studying abroad.

Will the UK continue to have access to EU funding for research and innovation and be able to apply for EU research grants under Horizon 2020?

  • There will be no immediate change to the UK university sector's ability to participate in EU research and innovation programmes such as Horizon 2020. This was confirmed in a letter (27th June 2016) by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science. This has also been confirmed by the EU commissioner for research and innovation.
  • The long-term future of UK participation in European science programmes will be decided as part of the UK's exit negotiations. These talks are expected to take up to two years. The UK will remain an EU member during this time and as such will be entitled to participate in EU programmes and apply for EU research grants.