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 2018 or 2019 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 2018 or 2019 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 2018/19 or 2019/20 academic year, and will continue to receive funding for the duration of their course.