Implications of leaving the European Union

Official statement and clarifications following the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 to begin the process of leaving the European Union.

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 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.

Advice/Contacts:

If you have any specific queries regarding studying at Edinburgh Napier please contact the relevant Admissions Team: pgadmissions@napier.ac.uk or ugadmissions@napier.ac.uk.

If your query relates to the Erasmus scheme then please contact our Global Mobility team at studyabroad@napier.ac.uk

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Further information

Message from the Principal

Professor Andrea Nolan comments on the UK beginning the process of leaving the European Union.

Universities UK: Brexit FAQ

The latest from Universities UK as it works through the ramifications of the leave vote for the higher education sector.