EU students and fees and funding

If you're a student from the European Union, read on to find out specific fees and funding information.


Students starting university in 2021/22 academic year

Fees and Funding 

If your course starts on or after the 1 August 2021 you will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and further education financial support from Student Finance England. However, you will now be eligible for our generous international scholarship package: International Scholarships

You may still be eligible for home fee status, funding and Student Finance support if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are able to benefit from the citizens rights agreements
  • you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland - benefits of Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement will continue
  • If you are a British or Irish National living in the EU/EEA or Switzerland

It will not affect students starting courses in the academic year 2020/21.


The UK's new and improved Student Route, which falls under the UK's new points-based immigration system, has now opened for applications (5 October).

Students from EU countries (including EEA and Switzerland) will need to successfully apply for a visa through the new system, ahead of arriving in the UK, if they are coming from 1 January 2021 onwards. This includes those who begin their course remotely in autumn 2020. 

EU/EEA/Swiss students who are already in the UK before 1 January 2021 should apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

For more information, please visit our Student Visas and Immigration web pages

International students

The information detailed here is for EU students only. If you are not from the European Union, please refer to our international tuition fees information.

Details of how we define 'overseas' and 'home/EU' students for the purpose of charging tuition fees: Verification of an applicant's fee status

2021 Offer Holder Hub

Visit our dedicated Offer Holder Hub to get all the information and advice you need about joining us later this year.