The Department for Education has today (2 July) announced that EU national students starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for home fee status, confirming that they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students.
This status will last for the duration of their course and means that EU students will be able to access financial support for their course in the same way as now. The Scottish government also made a similar announcement earlier this year.
The government’s decision to extend the current arrangements on loans and tuition fees to 2019/20 means EU students will continue to enrol on the same basis as UK students despite the formal March 2019 Brexit date having passed. However, there is still no long-term decision on how UK students in the EU, or EU students in the UK, will be treated post-Brexit.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 02/07/2018