EU students

​The University of Gloucestershire is a globally welcoming institution. We are proud to host students and staff from 17 European Union countries across 27 subject areas from Business and Technology, to art and design, media, social sciences and sport. This covers foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught, professional and research programmes.

​In addition, the University of Gloucestershire is also actively participating in several partnership and European funded research projects.

EU referendum

On 23 June 2016 the UK electorate voted in a national referendum to leave the European Union.

At this moment there is no immediate, material change for our EU staff, current EU students, potential EU students and EU-funded programmes.

Brexit update

Tuition fees for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21

On 28 May 2019, the Universities Minister for England, Chris Skidmore, announced that EU students beginning a degree in England in the academic year 2020/21 will continue to be eligible for the same fees as ‘home’ students.

EU students starting in this year will also remain eligible for loans to cover their tuition fee throughout their entire degree. This will apply regardless of the outcome of Brexit, which is currently expected to happen by 31 January 2020​.

For EU students and EEA/ Swiss students, UK Universities have a student-facing FAQs document that may help understanding questions in regards to Brexit.

​Implications for student finance

  • EU students who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/or loans by Student Finance England (SFE) in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic year will be eligible for support and home fee status for the duration of their study.
  • Student Finance support is available to EU students applying in 2019/20 and 2020/21 for undergraduate, masters and postgraduate research programmes
  • EU students will remain eligible for Research Council studentships for the duration of their course.​

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.

Useful sources of information

Universities UK​ (the body which represents the voice of all UK Universities) are working with the government on the implications for universities and students of the UK's vote to leave the EU. Please see their website for further updates.

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 send a message via our enquiry form.

If you have any queries about accommodation, please email​

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