The funding bodies in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, have all given reassurances to EU nationals about continuing student finance eligibility in light of the UK's referendum on leaving the EU. See Brexit: Impact on student finance.
Following earlier decisions by the funding bodies for 2016/17, there have since been some further assurances about continuing ‘home’ fee status eligibility for students:
Students starting in 2017/18
England confirmed that EU nationals (and their family members) who start studying in 2017/18 (that is, the current academic year), and who are assessed as eligible for loans/grants, will be eligible for 'home' fee status for the duration of their study. See England's 2017/18 statement.
Scotland confirmed that tuition fee support will be provided in the normal way which, we understand, will tie-in with 'home' fee status eligibility.
Northern Ireland confirmed directly to us that EU nationals (and their family members) who start studying in 2017/18, and who are assessed as eligible for loans/grants, will be eligible for 'home' fee status until they finish their course.
Students starting in 2018/19
Scotland confirmed that "EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 have been guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their entire course". Again, we understand that this will tie-in with 'home' fee status eligibility. See Scotland's 2018/19 statement.
England confirmed the same funding package (as above) for EU students commencing study in 2018/19. See England's 2018/19 statement.
Students starting in 2019/20
Scotland has confirmed that it will "extend [its 2017/18 and 2018/19] commitment to the 2019/20 cohort [which] means that all eligible non-UK EU citizens who come to Scotland to study for an undergraduate higher education qualification in 2019/20 will benefit from free tuition". See Scotland's 2019/20 statement.
England has confirmed the same funding package, as for 2018/19 and before, for EU students commencing study in 2019/20. This means they will "continue to be eligible for 'home fee status', which means they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students" - see England's published 2019/20 statement. This published statement was added to by a ministerial statement in parliament on the same day, in which it was indicated that family members are included in these provisions - see England's ministerial 2019/20 statement.
Wales has confirmed that "EU nationals who intend to study in Wales for the academic year 2019/20 will be eligible to pay the same tuition fees as Welsh students [which is] a continuation of the Welsh Government’s current policy and means that students will be eligible to receive support until they finish their course". See Wales's 2019/20 statement.
British Citizens who live in Gibraltar
The UK Government announced on 8 March 2018 its intention that “British Citizens resident in Gibraltar will continue to be eligible for higher education home fee status at English institutions (both during the Implementation Period and afterwards)”. This is “subject to concluding a reciprocal agreement for UK students studying at Higher Education Institutions in Gibraltar”. See the UK Government's statement.
EU Referendum: what we know for EU students