UK EU referendum and tuition fees

There will be no immediate change to your immigration status and associated fee status or to your access to student loans as a result of the vote. This will remain the case until the Government decides otherwise and 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.

Taught courses

We can confirm that EU students who are already studying at the University of Birmingham or who intend to start their studies in 2017 will continue to be charged the UK fee rate applicable at the time. The Master’s Loans, launched in June are also still available to eligible EU students. EU students will continue to receive funding for the duration of their courses. Information on the eligibility criteria, including residency rules, is available on the UK Government website.  The British Council Studying in the UK guide provides useful guidance and FAQs for EU students who are interested in studying in the UK.

Research courses

We can confirm that EU students who are already studying at the University of Birmingham or who intend to start their studies in 2017 will continue to be charged the UK fee rate applicable at the time.  If you are in receipt of or have been offered University funding, the University is committed to the provision of this support.

Research Council UK (RCUK) funded studentships

RCUK have released a statement at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/160706/ - paragraph 10 provides specific information on EU students: ‘EU students are presently eligible for fees-only funding under Research Council support for postgraduate training. EU students eligible for RCUK support under current rules will continue to be eligible for RCUK fees-only support if currently undertaking or about to start in the 2016/17 academic year, and will continue to receive fees-only funding for the duration of their courses. Future funding arrangements for EU students will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its future relationship.