Brexit: updates for new Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants from the EU

Information for new undergraduate and postgraduate applicants from the EU

Student funding

Despite the UK leaving the European Union on 31 January 2020, the Scottish Government has confirmed that EU domiciled students who commence their studies in Scotland in Academic Year 2020/21 (e.g. September 2020), existing funding arrangements will apply during the intended length of the students' studies.


For undergraduate applicants this means:

  • Nationals from the EU27 member states starting in September 2020 (or before) can still (subject to eligibility criteria) apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland to have the cost of their tuition fees paid on their behalf for each year of their studies. 

For postgraduate applicants this means:

  • Nationals from the EU27 member states starting any time up to 31 July 2021 inclusive (subject to eligibility criteria) will continue to pay the same tuition fee rate as Scottish domiciled students during the intended length of their studies and for taught Masters level courses may be eligible for a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. They will also continue to pay the same tuition fee rate as Scottish domiciled students during the intended length of their studies.

Find out more about undergraduate and postgraduate fees for EU students.

Immigration

The withdrawal agreement which facilitates the UK’s departure from the European Union on 31 January 2020 includes an agreement on citizens' rights during the transitional/implementation period which will be in place until 31 December 2020. During this time, EU, non-EU EEA and Swiss citizens can come to, or remain in, the UK on the same basis as they were able to prior to the UK’s departure from the EU.

If your studies will end after the end of any transition period (i.e. 31 December 2020) or you wish to remain in the UK beyond this point for any other reason you will need to apply by 30 June 2021 for immigration permission in the UK under a scheme designed by the UK government known as the EU Settlement Scheme. You will need to do this if you wish to remain in the UK after the end of the transitional/implementation period, or otherwise apply under another category of the immigration rules.

Should you require any guidance or have any questions our Visa and International Support team is here to help. Please email internationalsupport@napier.ac.uk

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