Information for current students on the UK leaving the EU

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union means there will be a slightly different long-term future for the University and the Higher Education sector as a whole.

Many of you will have concerns about the impact of a break with the EU. Together with our partners in the sector and Universities UK, we are working to establish which areas will be affected by the decision in the short, medium and long-term.

  • Barring unilateral action from the UK Government, the UK’s vote to leave the EU will not have an immediate impact on the immigration status of EU students
  • For those students studying at the University from the EU, we would like to reassure you that the University of Liverpool has no plans to change the tuition fees already published for 2016/17
  • Any increase in fees for undergraduate students joining us from the EU for 2017/18 will be limited to that required by inflation
  • The UK government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university or further education institution in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants – and will be for the duration of their course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period.

Over the next few months as the country begins to move away from EU membership, we will endeavour to keep you as up-to-date as possible on any changes that may affect you.

The Advice and Guidance Team is also on hand to offer support.

ssa@liverpool.ac.uk +44(0)151 794 5863


If you are considering a year or semester abroad in the EU through Erasmus+, or a period here in Liverpool through Erasmus+ in 2016/17 or 2017/18

The British Council, who are the UK’s National Agency for Erasmus+, meaning that they manage the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme, has confirmed that “there is no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the EU referendum result and that all participants and beneficiaries should continue with their Erasmus+ funded activities and preparation for the published application deadlines in 2016 and 2017.”

The University therefore looks forward to sending and receiving Erasmus+ students during 2016/17 and 2017/18. We value our international student community. Every single student at the University contributes to our welcoming and diverse community and we will continue to take great pride in offering a truly international experience for all of our students.

Please continue to check these webpages over the coming months as they will be updated with the latest information as soon as it is available.

The Study Abroad Team can be contacted on saenq@liv.ac.uk +44 (0)151 795 5508