UK EU referendum and tuition fees

Please refer to the government website for general information and details about your rights to live in the UK.

From 1 January 2021, the new UK immigration system will lead to many changes for EU/EEA nationals wishing to live, study and work in the UK. The UK government announced on 23 June 2020 that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members will not retain their current entitlement to home fee status or financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. Students intending to commence their studies in the 2021-2022 academic year are advised to visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs for further details.

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 2020 will continue to be charged the UK fee rate applicable at the time (may be subject to annual increases for inflation) for the duration of their course. The Postgraduate Loan for Masters degrees is also available to eligible EU students who will continue to receive funding for the duration of their course. Information on the eligibility criteria, including residency rules, is available on the UK Government website.

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 2020 will continue to be charged the UK fee rate applicable at the time (may be subject to annual increases for inflation) for the duration of their course. The new Postgraduate Doctoral Loan will also be available to eligible EU students who will continue to receive funding for the duration of their course. Information on the eligibility criteria, including residency rules, is available on the UK Government website. If you are also 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 EU students are presently eligible for funding under Research Council support for postgraduate training. EU students eligible for RCUK support under current rules will continue to be eligible if currently undertaking or starting in the 2020/21 or academic year, and will continue to receive funding for the duration of their course.