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 for those already enrolled or preparing to study in Scotland commencing in September 2018, existing funding arrangements will apply during the intended length of the students studies.
  • For Undergraduate Students this means European Union students can still (subject to residency criteria) apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland to have the cost of their tuition fees paid on their behalf. 
  • For Postgraduate study, tuition fees which are set by the University for students commencing in September 2018 or before will not be increased for these students above the level payable by Scottish domiciled students for the intended duration of their study.
  • 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.