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Brexit information for future students

Brexit information for future students

We are committed to welcoming students from across Europe and beyond and providing a truly global experience for all of our students.

This information is provided for students who will commence their studies at the University of Nottingham in the 2019-20 academic year or later. If you are already studying at Nottingham, please refer to our Brexit information for current students.

Disclaimer: This webpage was most recently updated on 30 January 2020. The information below was correct to the best of our knowledge at this time, but is subject to change.

Fees and funding

Courses beginning in 2019 and 2020

The UK government has confirmed that students from the European Union (classed as EU for fee purposes) who begin courses in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years will continue to have access to the same fees and funding options as in previous years, for the full duration of their course of study.

This includes:

The University of Nottingham also offers scholarships for EU students, including:

Check our online prospectuses for other sources of funding you may be eligible for.

Courses beginning in September 2021 or later

At present, the status and level of fees and funding for European Union students beginning courses in the 2021-22 academic year and beyond has not yet been confirmed. We will update our guidance for students when more information becomes available from the UK government.

Immigration regulations

Currently, citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland can still enter, live, study and work in the UK without requiring a visa or other immigration processes.

A withdrawal agreement has been signed between the UK and the EU, and the UK will no longer be a member of the EU after 31 January 2020. Nationals and eligible family members from the EU, EEA and Switzerland will be able to arrive in the UK until 30 December 2020 and then have until 30 June 2021 to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Degree recognition

British universities are widely recognised around the world and there are various recognition agreements between countries. Many of these agreements are not related to the European Union. Therefore, even after the UK leaves the EU, most academic qualifications will still be recognised.

Students studying professional qualifications in the UK should check with the relevant overseas professional body that their UK degree will qualify them to work in their profession in their chosen country.

Studying abroad during your Nottingham degree course

The University of Nottingham believes that student mobility is essential to the global experience we offer our students, and we will continue to provide opportunities to study and work abroad during our courses, at partner universities across Europe and the globe. 

The University has made a commitment to continue providing outgoing student mobility and exchange programmes through the Erasmus+ scheme (or an alternative to the Erasmus+ scheme) until the 2021/22 academic year, regardless of whether Erasmus+ funding from the UK government continues beyond Brexit.

Find out more about Brexit's impact on study abroad opportunities

Spend part of your degree course at Nottingham

European exchange students interested in studying at the University of Nottingham for a semester or year as part of their degree can find details of how to apply on our Erasmus+ page for visiting students.

Your next steps


International Office

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

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