Official statement and clarifications following the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 to begin the process of leaving the European Union.
Implications of the UK leaving the EU
On 23 June 2016 The United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union and on 29 March 2017, the Prime Minister triggered Article 50 to officially begin the process of leaving. Nothing has changed for our EU students and our participation in the Erasmus+ programme. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty foresees a two-year negotiation process between the UK and other Member States, during which time the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union will be decided. In the meantime, this page will address the immediate issues for our EU students, both current and prospective, as developments occur.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants
The Scottish Government has confirmed that free undergraduate tuition will continue for those already enrolled or preparing to study in Scotland from academic years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
In addition, the University can confirm that for all students assessed as EU nationals for tuition fee purposes commencing undergraduate and postgraduate study at Edinburgh Napier in the academic years 2016/17 or 2017/18, the following will apply:
- Tuition fees which are set by the University will not be increased for these students above the level payable by Scottish domiciled students for the intended duration of their study.
- If, at a future date, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) no longer pays tuition fees for any student who commenced their studies in 2016/17 or 2017/18, and who are or would have been eligible for that support under current arrangements, the University will meet the subsequent cost of tuition fees for the intended duration of these students’ studies.
- You can read more on the University’s commitment to our EU students in this news story.
- Find out more about undergraduate and postgraduate fees for EU students.
Current EU students' immigration status and associated fee status have not changed as a result of the vote. This will remain the case until there are further developments.
Erasmus students and applicants
The University will continue to participate in the Erasmus scheme in 2016/17, and until further notice. In the meantime:
- The immigration status of EU students studying in the UK under the Erasmus programme has not changed, and they continue to be eligible for their Erasmus grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU and possibly beyond that point.
- The immigration status of UK students studying in the EU and elsewhere under the Erasmus programme has not changed, and they continue to be eligible for their Erasmus grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU and possibly beyond that point.
If you have any specific queries regarding studying at Edinburgh Napier please contact the relevant Admissions Team: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your query relates to the Erasmus scheme then please contact our Global Mobility team at email@example.com
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