If you are an EU national who's applied to study in the UK, you may be concerned about what the recent referendum results mean for you. There are a few things you can do to find out more information about Brexit:
- The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. Read UKCISA's latest article on the EU referendum
- You can also find out what conservatoire websites are saying about Brexit. You can find these in our search tool.
- Read these statements:
- EU nationals and student finance in England on the Student Loans Company website
- EU nationals and student finance in Wales(link is external) on Universities Wales website
- EU nationals and student finance in Northern Ireland on the NI Direct website
- Check the GOV.UK website for up-to-date information about Brexit, including statements from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science.
Other statements will be added here when they're available.
11 October 2016: The Government has announced the student support arrangements for EU students entering higher education in England in 2017. EU students that begin their studies in 2017 will be eligible for student loan and grants, and will continue to be for the duration of their course. Check the GOV.UK website for further information.
The Welsh Government has provided an update regarding student support arrangements for EU learners entering higher education in Wales in 2017/18.
17 October 2016: the Scottish Government has confirmed student support arrangements for EU learners entering higher education in Scotland in 2017/18.
26 October 2016: the Northern Irish Government has now confirmed the student support arrangements for EU learners entering higher education in Northern Ireland in 2017/18.
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Benefits of studying at UK conservatoires
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available in a huge range of subjects – all based around individual tuition and frequent opportunities to perform in bands, orchestras, choirs, operas, dance and musical theatre.
How to apply
You do all your research and applying for courses online through the UCAS website.
Firstly, the way that UK higher education works means there are different rules for UK, EU and international students. We’ll highlight the similarities and differences throughout ucas.com, but it might be worth checking our guide to UK higher education terms.
- Then get started on what to study, when to apply and how to get a place and a visa.
- Then find a course, and look out for our advice on how to choose a suitable course and conservatoire.
- Then start applying, if possible submitting your application before 3 October (18:00 UK time) for most music courses, or 15 January (18:00 UK time) for other courses. Exceptions can sometimes be made for international applicants though, or for postgraduate courses. Please check conservatoire websites for full details.
- Then look at finance and support, if you’ll need to arrange visas and to pay course fees or adjust to life in the UK.
Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires for international students
These PDFs explain the basics of the UCAS Conservatoires application process.
- Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires (English)
- Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires (Chinese)
- Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires (Italian)
- Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires (Korean)
- Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires (Russian)
- Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires (Spanish)
- Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires (Japanese)
Tips for international applications
We have specific advice for international students throughout our website.