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Brexit Information

The University of Suffolk is a diverse and inclusive University, which welcomes both students and staff from across the globe. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, our European students, partners, and colleagues become even more important to us.

We're proud of our EU student population and are delighted to continue welcoming students from across Europe to join our growing overseas community of students. We value the contributions they make to our university and life on campus, helping to create a diverse and friendly community which makes Suffolk a University of modern times. Post-BREXIT, we will remain an ambitious, outward-looking, university - both in relation to the EU and the wider world.

Our students are at the heart of everything we do at the University of Suffolk and we are committed to their well-being and success. Our home and overseas students learn from each other, gain valuable global networks, and are prepared for an ever-increasing multicultural and international workplace. We will continue to ensure they are able to benefit from such relationships and experiences over the coming years.

Please visit our website for guidance on how to apply, and continue to monitor the Government’s website for updates around what BREXIT means for you.

It is important to remember that during the transition there is no immediate change, and for the UK university sector in particular, programmes such as Erasmus+ will continue as normal during this time. All current staff/students or those looking to join us up until 31 December 2020 are also eligible to apply for ‘pre-settled’ or ‘settled status’.

Will students from EU member states need a visa to study in the UK?

Students from EU countries (or EEA or Switzerland) will not need a visa if they arrive before 1 January 2021

If you plan to stay beyond 31 December 2020 (for example, because of the length of your course), you’ll need to apply online for the EU Settlement Scheme . The scheme opened on 30 March 2019.

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.

BREXIT and Tuition Fees

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in 2020/21 will continue to have ‘Home’ fee status and pay fees at the home rate for the duration of their course. This also applies to current students.

The fee status of EU nationals for 2021 entry onwards has yet to be determined by the UK Government. When this status has been confirmed, we will update fee information on our course web pages.

The Student Loans Company website has information for EU students who receive student loans and/or grants from Student Finance England and for EU nationals applying to start courses in England in the 2019/20 Academic Year.

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