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 Arts, Education and Humanities, Media, Natural and Social Sciences, Sport and Exercise ​and Health and Social Care. 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.

Brexit update

On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU as a result of the Withdrawal Agreement being passed by the UK parliament, and agreed upon by both the UK and the EU. This change may have implications for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals wishing to live and/or study in the UK.​

For EU/EEA/ Swiss students, UK Universities have published a FAQs document​ that may help to clarify some of the issues surrounding​ Brexit.

Current students and students starting in 2020/21​​

Transition period and visas

The UK and the EU have agreed to a transition period, that takes effect now that the UK has left the EU. This transition period will continue until 31st December 2020, but it is possible that this may be extended. During this transition period, new EU/EEA/Swiss students will be able to enter the UK using their passport, and continuing students will be able to remain in the UK.

At the end of the transition period, it is expected that freedom of movement will end. It is therefore important that EU/EEA/Swiss students are prepared to transition onto an appropriate visa category before 31st December 2020, so that they have the correct permission to remain in the UK as we enter 2021. The University of Gloucestershire is committed to supporting our students throughout this process. You can find​ more information and advice on MyGlos Help​.

Tuition fees

  • 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.​

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 if starting in 2020/21 academic year.

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 2020/21, will not be affected by the referendum result.

  • There has not yet been an agreement on the UK’s relationship with EU programmes that are due to start in 2021 (Horizon Europe and the next Erasmus).

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 implications of Brexit 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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