Brexit information for non-UK students

   
   

Non-UK students

Students from over 150 countries worldwide choose to study at The University of Nottingham, providing us with a truly global student community. This shows in our Students' Union's range of student societies, which include many national and cultural societies for European and international students. 

The local community is also welcomingly diverse, and there are cultural festivals throughout the year (within and outside the University) for occasions such as Chinese New Year, Holi, Eid and Diwali, as well as a European style Christmas market. 

Two groups of students walking around Jubilee Campus
 

Funding

Tuition fees

Students from the EU are charged tuition fees at the same rates as UK students, which are significantly lower than the fees for international students from outside the EU, and this will continue to be the case for students beginning courses in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years. We will honour all tuition fee rates as confirmed at the offer stage and for each subsequent year of study (subject only to increases for inflation).

Student loans

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students beginning university courses in 2017/18 and 2018/19, and any students already studying in English universities, will still be entitled to undergraduate tuition fee loans or postgraduate loans from the UK's Student Loans Company (SLC), according to the existing eligibility criteria, for the full duration of their course.

If you already have an SLC student loan, you will continue to receive instalments and should continue your studies as usual.

For more information see the statements on the SLC website  (11 October 2016 and 21 April 2017) and the UK Government website (11 October 2016 and 21 April 2017).

In March 2017 the UK Government invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin the process of leaving the EU. This commences a two-year period of negotiation. Throughout this period, the UK is expected to maintain all aspects of current EU membership, including tuition fee and funding arrangements for students from the EU.

Research funding

The UK Government has confirmed that postgraduate studentships from Research Councils UK will continue to be available to EU students beginning research courses in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years. These studentships will cover the duration of their course, even if the UK leaves the European Union during their period of study.

For more information see the statements on the UK Government website (1 December 2016 and 21 April 2017).

Find out more about research funding in our Graduate School webpages.

Scholarships

The University of Nottingham offers a range of scholarships for international and EU students, including our Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence for students from the European Union.

Applications for these scholarships in 2017 are now open. Applicants must apply for a postgraduate course and receive an offer of study before applying for these scholarships.

 

Immigration status

EU-domiciled students and staff do not require a visa to continue studying or working at The University of Nottingham for the foreseeable future. We anticipate no change for at least two years while exit negotiations are underway.

In March 2017 the UK Government invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin the process of leaving the EU, commencing a two-year period of negotiation.

Throughout this period, the UK is expected to maintain all aspects of its current EU Membership. EU students will not be affected until national level negotiations on freedom of movement are complete. 

 

 

Contact us

 

 

International Office

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

t: +44 (0) 115 951 5247
f: +44 (0) 115 951 5155
e: europe-team@nottingham.ac.uk