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Students starting in the 2020/21 academic year or earlier

Students starting in the 2021/22 academic year and beyond

 Students starting in the 2020/21 academic year or earlier

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting their Higher Education course up to and including starting in the academic year 2020-21 will be able to access English government funding on the same basis as they can currently, for the duration of their course. Please see below for information about the eligibility rules for English Student Finance.

The NHS has advised us that NHS funding will continue to be available for courses with NHS funded years for students starting their HE course by the 2020/21 academic year.

Tuition fee levels for EU students who enter Higher Education in 2020 will remain at the same level of that of UK students for the course duration. For information on tuition fee amounts click here.

The information in the Money section of our website is for students who pay the home/EU tuition fee - in the funding advice guides in the pages for either undergraduate or postgraduates you will see information specifically for EU/EEA students, for example about eligibility for English government student finance.

There is also Student Finance eligibility information on the UKCISA website.

We have guidance on our website to help you understand the cost of living for students in London, how to plan your own budget and manage your money, and how get the best value for your money.

If after reading our guidance you have any questions about funding your studies, please contact a Welfare Adviser. 

 Students starting in the 2021/22 academic year and beyond

Please note that Queen Mary has introduced an unlimited number of new £5000 scholarships for EU students who are assessed as overseas fee payers and are on undergraduate programmes starting in September 2021 (excluding the School of Medicine and Dentistry). 

The eligibility criteria for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals starting a course from September 2021 have changed. They will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England. This does not apply to Irish nationals. There are exceptions for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who have citizen's rights in the UK. This is explained on the websiteThe regulations on Fee Status and Student Finance eligibility for students starting a university course in the 2021/22 academic year or later were published by the UK government in early February 2021. The regulations are complex and we are currently working through them. We aim to update our guidance by late March so please check back on this page. UKCISA have guidance and a link to the regulations on their website which they will be expanding once they have worked through the new regulations and can provide clear guidance. 

Please read the information on the Queen Mary Admissions web page about how they are assessing fee status for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals starting university from September 2021. 


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