EU referendum: information for students

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). At UAL we are committed to all of our current and prospective students, and we welcome students from the EU. We value our place in the European cultural environment and believe that knowledge and scholarship are borderless.

Indications are that it will take at least two years for the UK to negotiate an EU exit. The UK remains a full member of the EU until this time, and therefore all EU rules and regulations currently still apply to the UK. As a result, there are currently no changes to the fee status and available UK student finance for EU students, or to the funding of existing EU research projects.

We understand that current and prospective students will have important questions about the impact of the referendum result (commonly referred to as ‘Brexit’). This page contains information and advice that we will regularly update.

<p><b>Martin Essemann - Denmark<br /> Chelsea College of Arts</b></p>

I wanted a creative course with a more international outlook than what Denmark could offer me, so I thought London was the ideal place to come to.

Martin Essemann - Denmark
Chelsea College of Arts

Current EU students at UAL

The immigration status and fee status of all EU students currently studying at UAL, as well as access to student loans, have not changed as a result of the vote.

It has been confirmed that EU students who are eligible under current rules to receive funding from the Student Loans Company (SLC) will continue to do so for the whole length of their course. Your tuition fee will also remain at the UK rate. For more information, please refer to the statement from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on the SLC website.

Erasmus students

Whether you are a student studying at UAL under the Erasmus exchange programme, or a UAL student studying elsewhere under Erasmus, you will continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant while the UK remains a member of the EU.

If you have any questions about the Erasmus programme, please email our Erasmus Coordinator: internationalmobility@arts.ac.uk

<p><b>Céline Marie Wenninger - Germany<br /> London College of Fashion</b></p>

I absolutely love the vibe in London, and the open-mindedness of this international mix of people.

Céline Marie Wenninger - Germany
London College of Fashion

Prospective EU students at UAL

On 11 October 2016, the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that EU nationals applying for places at English universities or further education institutions in the 2017/18 academic year will still have access to the same packages of student funding as in previous years – and that the support will continue for the duration of their course, even if the UK exits the EU during that period.

Following the DfE announcement, Welsh Education Secretary Kirsty Williams confirmed that EU students applying for a place at a Welsh university for 2017/18 will continue to receive financial support.

The Scottish Government also announced that EU students commencing their studies in 2017 will be entitled to complete their studies without a change in fees status.

(Last updated: 2 December 2016)