As the UK reaches the end of the transition period, new guidance and regulations are coming into play for EU/EEA and/or Swiss citizens.

EU/EEA or Swiss students who have started or will start their course this year (2020) OR who will arrive in the UK on or before 31 December 2020:

We are pleased to confirm that EU/EEA or Swiss nationals who start a higher education course in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees and financial support as UK home students. Your course must commence before 1 August 2021.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss students and you are already resident in the UK, OR,if you arrive into the UK by 31 December 2020, you should not apply for a Student visa through the new points-based immigration system. You (and/or) your family members, are eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you arrive into the UK by 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply.

EUSS Application Form

EU/EEA or Swiss students applying this year (2020) to study on a course commencing in 2021:

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national student starting at university in England on or before 31 July 2021 you will still be eligible to apply for funding for the 2021/22 academic year.

If you arrived into the UK on or before 31 December 2020 you will not need to apply for a visa under the new Student route, provided you have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) by 30 June 2021.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national student and you are already in the UK, or you are planning to be in the UK before 30 December 2020 - and you will be starting at university in England on or after 1st August 2021, you will still be eligible for UK Home fees status and have access to the Student Loans, providing you have applied for Pre-settled or Settled status by 30 June 2021.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national student starting at university in England on or after 1st August 2021and you were not in the UK before 31st December 2020, you will no longer be eligible for UK Home fees status or have access to the Student Loans. You will need to apply for a visa under the new Student route.

EUSS Application Form

Please download the Home Office's useful guides to immigration and the new Points Based System (PBS)

An introduction for EU students

Applying to study from 1 January 2021

Further helpful information and advice:

UKCISA EU settlement info

Universities UK EU Settlement factsheet

Universities UK Brexit factsheet

UKCISA student finance 2020-21

Scheme walk-through video

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