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Update for EU, EEA & Swiss Students

Updates for 2022/23 and 2023/24

Following the exit of the UK from the European Union, the University of Cumbria wishes to support students affected by this change in status.

EU, EEA and Swiss nationals ceased to be eligible for “home” fee status following Brexit and would, ordinarily, be required to pay the same fees as international students. For the 2022/23 and 2023/24 academic years, we will award an (automatic) EU Transition Scholarship to all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students starting their course with us between September 2022 and July 2024. This scholarship brings your fees into line with the fees paid by UK students. This will apply for the duration of your course and will take the form of a reduction to the tuition fees charged. The reduced fee will be stated on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS).

If applicants are unclear whether they may be eligible for “home”  fee status and the related financial support, guidance is available via UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website. The University will assess your fees status in line with the latest government advice and guidance.

EU, EEA or Swiss national benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively continue to be eligible for “home” fee status. The rights of Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland to study and access benefits and services have been preserved on a reciprocal basis under the Common Travel Area arrangement.


If you have any questions about your immigration status, please contact:

For queries about tuition fee status please contact

For applicants with confirmed ‘Home’ (UK) fees status, if you have queries about your eligibility for student support funding please contact Student Finance



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