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. In 2016 we saw a doubling of the number of European students studying on our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, welcoming students from 17 European countries onto 27 courses including business, art and design, media and computing to social science and sport.

EU referendum - note for prospective students applying for 2017 and 2018 entry

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

An initial announcement by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on 27 June 2016, confirmed that the result would not change the immigration status of current EU students or those about to start a course in the current academic year (2016/17).

In addition, a statement made on 11 October 2016 confirmed this rule was to be extended for EU nationals start a course in the coming 2017/18 academic year.

A further statement made by Jo Johnson on 21 April 2017 has 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.

Implications for student finance

  • Current EU students studying in the UK will continue to receive loans and grants until they finish their course.
  • Applications for loans and/or grants for students starting in 2017/18 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 2017/18 academic year will be eligible for support and home fee status for the duration of their study.

Information for Erasmus+ students

  • UK students currently overseas on an Erasmus+ placement, and those considering applying to participate in Erasmus+ in academic year 2016–17, 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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