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UIS keeps you up to date with the latest Brexit news 18/08


"Michelle Donelan (Minister of State for Universities at the Department for Education, England) has given the following statement about eligibility in England for 'home' fee status and student support for EU, EEA, and Swiss, citizens and their family members starting courses in the academic year 2021-22 (23/6):

I am today confirming the eligibility rules for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals, and their family members, who wish to commence courses in England in the Academic Year starting in August 2021. Following our decision to leave the EU, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22."


"Scotland's Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead, confirmed on July 9th ;[We] have taken the difficult decision to end free education for new EU students from the academic year 2021/22 onwards as a consequence of Brexit.
"EU students who have already started their studies, or who start this autumn, will not be affected and will still be tuition free for the entirety of their course."


"Wales's Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, confirmed the following in 'Written Statement, on 10/8 : Students who begin a course of higher or further education on or after 1 August 2021 will not be eligible for support or, in the case of higher education courses, home fee status."


Northern Ireland will announce arrangements in due course

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What all EU students should do to continue living in the UK (website


"Your rights to live in the UK will not change until 31 December 2020. Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland who are living in the UK on or before 31 December 2020 can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). 


The EUSS means citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will be able to stay and continue to work, study and access benefits and services broadly on the same basis as they currently do. It is free to apply. If you want to stay in the UK you’ll have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. Check how to continue living in the UK."

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