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 who will commence their studies in Scotland in Academic Year 2018/9 and 2019/20, 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 2019 or before will not be increased for these students above the level payable by Scottish domiciled students for the intended duration of their study and students (subject to residency and course criteria) may be eligible for a Tuition Fee loan of up to £5500.
  • 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 continues to participate in the Erasmus scheme:

  • 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. The University has confirmed it’s commitment to students undertaking a compulsory period of student mobility with one of our current Erasmus partners in 2019/20 and 2020/21, ensuring that equivalent funding will be in place regardless of the outcome of the UK Government’s negotiations on leaving the European Union.

 


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.