Advice about your rights in the UK
We understand that you may be feeling anxious about your situation in the UK following the decision to leave the EU. There is a range of advice available:
- ILPA (The Immigration Law Practitioners' Association) has produced a number of information sheets about EU rights of residence and the issues affecting citizens from the European Economic Area (EEA) and from Switzerland and their family members living in the UK in the context of Brexit. This includes an information sheet specifically for students.
- There is a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the QMUL website, written specifically for students and prospective students.
- QMUL held a special briefing from an immigration lawyer on Brexit and its implications for EU students on 25 May. You can view the slides from the presentation here. A recording of the session can be accessed via QReview.
- EU rights guide for students by barrister Colin Yeo
- QMUL Legal Advice Centre is working with the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) to advise EEA nationals. Please contact the Legal Advice Centre to access this service via their online enquiry form , by telephone (020 7882 3931) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Funding your studies
The information in the Money section of the 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 UK government student finance.
If you are unsure whether you are liable for the home or overseas rate of tuition fee, see our guidance on this. There is also guidance about paying your tuition fees in both the undergraduate and postgraduate web pages.
There is also useful information about the cost of living for students in London, and how to plan your own budget.
Funding and fees for 2017 and 2018 University entrants
The UK government has confirmed that EU students applying for university places starting in 2017 will continue to remain eligible for UK government funding for the duration of their studies.
The UK government has also confirmed that EU students starting in the 2018-19 academic year will continue to remain eligible for UK government funding in 2018-19, even if the course ends after the UK's exit from the EU.
EU nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2018 to 2019 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.
It has also been confirmed that tuition fee levels for EU students who enter UK Higher Education in 2017 and 2018 will remain at the same level of that of UK students. In September 2017 tuition fees for UK and EU students who enrol at Queen Mary University of London will be £9,250. For more information click here.
Funding and fees for 2016 University entrants
QMUL has provided a guarantee that the fee structure of current students as well as 2016 entrants, from other European Union countries studying at QMUL, will remain aligned with that of students from the UK (where they meet existing eligibility criteria), for the normal duration of their course at QMUL. The Student Loans Company has provided reassurance that loans will be offered for the duration of those courses.
Living in the UK as a student
You may also find some of our international webpages useful too, for information about how life in the UK may be different to your home country. You will find information on academic life in the UK, social and cultural life as well as information on accessing healthcare, travel in London and the UK, personal safety and contacting home.
UKCISA (the UK Council for International Student Affairs) website has lots of information for EU/EEA students including: