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 university 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 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.
30 March 2017: the Scottish Government has also confirmed the student support arrangements for EU learners entering HE in Scotland in 2018/19.
21 April 2017: the Goverment has now confirmed that EU students entering English higher education in 2018/19 will continue to be eligible for financial support.
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Benefits of studying in the UK
Undergraduate courses here can offer a fantastic mix of valuable skills, diverse culture, innovative industries and academic excellence.
How to apply
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 too.
- 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 university.
- Then start applying, submitting your application before 15 January (18:00 UK time) if possible, (or 15 October 18:00 UK time the year before for Oxford, Cambridge or most medicine, veterinary and dentistry courses).
- 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.
Advice for international applications
You can download step-by-step guides here – including guides in other languages – and we have specific tips for international students throughout our website.