EU students

​​We welcome students from all over Europe for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, English language studies and university preparation courses.

Students from the EU, and from around the world are a valued and important part of our campus community. We have welcomed students from 17 European countries onto 27 courses including business, art and design, media and computing to social science and sport.

EU referendum/Brexit - note for 2018 and 2019 students and applicants

As a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit) following the referendum in June 2016, we are continuing to keep you informed as to the implications for studying at the University of Gloucestershire.

A statement made by Jo Johnson on 21 April 2017 ​confirmed that EU students applying to the University of Gloucestershire in the 2018/19 academic year will remain eligible for undergraduate, masters and ​postgraduate financial support. The statement also confirms that EU students will remain eligible for student loans and Research Council studentships for the duration of their course.

A further statement made by Education Secretary Damian Hinds on 2 July 2018 confirmed that students from the European Union starting courses in England in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, which means they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. They will also be able to access financial support for the duration of their course on the same basis as 2018/19 academic year. Financial support applies to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at English institutions, as well as postgraduate training support from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Research Councils for UK wide institutions.​

​Implications for student finance

  • Current EU students studying in the UK will continue to receive UK Tuition Fee Loans and grants until they finish their course.
  • Applications for loans and/or grants for students starting in 2019 will be assessed against existing eligibility criteria, and will be provided in the normal way.
  • EU students, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/or loans by Student Finance England (SFE) in the 2019/20 academic year will be eligible for support and home fee status for the duration of their study.

Information for Erasmus+ students

  • The UK Government has stated publicly in December 2017 that the United Kingdom is committed to continuing full participation in the Erasmus+ programme up until we leave the European Union. In principle the UK will continue to benefit from all EU programmes, including Erasmus+, until the end of the current budget plan (2014-2020).

  • UK students currently overseas on an Erasmus+ placement, and those considering applying to participate in Erasmus+ in academic year 2019/20, will not be affected by the referendum result.

Implications for research

  • In a statement made on 13 August, the UK government confirmed that European Commission research grants, including Horizon 2020 programme grants, awarded while the UK is still a member of the EU will be guaranteed by the Treasury. This will be the case even when the project continues beyond the UK's departure from the EU.

Contact us

Our team are here to help all prospective and current EU students before and during their studies at university.

If you would like any further information about the UK referendum result or our courses please contact us on +44 (0) 3330 141414 or email

If would like to view our prospectus please provide you details in the enquiry form.

If you have any queries about accommodation, please email

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