British Citizens returning to the UK from EU/EEA/Switzerland: funding study

03 July 2020

The UK Government has reconfirmed that it does intend to provide some special protection for British Citizens who return from living elsewhere in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, who want to start courses in the UK until 31 December 2027.

In its ‘Living in Europe’ guidance (updated on 3 July 2020), the UK Government states that:

“You will continue to be eligible for financial support for courses and apprenticeships starting in the UK until 31 December 2027 including:

• Home fee status (the fee rate that students who live in the UK are charged)
• Student Finance support
• Further Education 19+ funding

“To receive support, you will need to meet existing eligibility criteria. Read further guidance for studying in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.”

Unfortunately, we are not yet able to tell you exactly what the eligibility criteria are, as we will only know these when government departments in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland publish their regulations on fees and financial support. We do not know when they will do this, but will publish information on the following pages of the UKCISA website soon after that:

Brexit: Impact on student finance (Government Student Support)
Brexit: Impact on fee status assessments (Home or Overseas fees: the basics)


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