Written question answered on Friday 23 February 2018
Paul Blomfield MP (Labour) asked the Secretary of State for Education, whether non-UK EU students who begin courses at universities in 2019-20 will continue to be treated as home students after the UK leaves the EU.
Answered on 23 February 2018 by Sam Gyimah, Minister of State for Universities:
The government is listening to the sector’s concerns and has taken action to provide greater certainty about student funding for EU students. We have confirmed that current EU students and those starting courses at an English university or further education institution in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years will continue to be eligible for student loans and home fee status for the duration of their course.
Future arrangements for EU students starting courses after 2018/19, and who are not settled in the UK or on a pathway to settled status by the specified date, will need to be considered as part of wider discussions about the UK’s relationship with the EU.
Applications for courses starting in 2019/20 do not open until September 2018, and we are working to ensure students applying have information well in advance of this date.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 27/02/2018