We are delighted to confirm that students from the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) starting university in September 2020 will continue to receive financial support from Student Finance England for the duration of their courses.
The UK's Department for Education recently announced that regardless of whether the Government reaches a Brexit deal or not, EU students starting their studies in 2020/21 will have guaranteed home fee status, meaning they will pay the same fees as students from the UK.
EU students will remain eligible for Tuition Fee loans for undergraduate and postgraduate courses beginning in 2020/21, as well as Advanced Learner Loans.
NSCD Principal & Artistic Director, Janet Smith MBE said:
“I am delighted by this news, which means we can continue to welcome EU students. Students from the EU enrich our international community and add hugely to the creative culture here at the school.”
NSCD is proud to have a growing body of international students from over 26 different countries. We are pleased to reassure EU students applying for 2020/21 entry that a no-deal Brexit will not impact their student finance eligibility.
The Government has already announced a similar commitment to financially support EU students starting courses in England in 2019/20 or before, and is currently working to confirm the fee status of EU students applying for the 2021/22 academic year, ensuring that adequate notice will be given for students to make their decisions.
Universities Minister Chris Skidmore commented:
“We value the important contribution that international students, including those from the EU, make to our universities and it is a testament to our world-leading higher education system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here.”
If you have any questions or concerns about EU student finance, please don’t hesitate to contact Hannah Perry, Head of Academic Registry, via firstname.lastname@example.org.