Bath College welcomes prospective students from all over the world and is able to access a variety of funding streams to help EU and international students pay for their course.
On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU, which is likely to have an impact on the funding available to EU students to study a course at a college in the UK.
This page provides the latest information on the eligibility of EU citizens accessing funding for UK college courses whilst the details of Brexit are being decided and implemented.
England has confirmed the same funding package, as for 2018/19 and before, for EU students commencing study in 2019/20. This means they will “be able to access financial support for the duration of their course on the same basis as is available today” – see England’s published 2019/20 statement. This published statement was added to by a ministerial statement in parliament on the same day, in which it was indicated that family members are included in these provisions – see England’s ministerial 2019/20 statement.
On 21st January 2019, a representative of England’s Department for Education confirmed to us that its “assurances are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2019/20 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for home fee status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement”.
On 28th May 2019, the Universities Minister announced that EU students starting courses in 2020/21 will have guaranteed home fee status.
“EU nationals who start a higher education course in England in the 2020/21 academic year will remain eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate financial support, Advanced Learner loans as well as FE and apprenticeships support, whether a deal for leaving the EU is in place or not.”
There have been no decisions on fee status or student support following the UK’s full withdrawal from the EU.
For more information please see:
- UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website
- UK Government website
- British Council website