Information for prospective students on the UK leaving the EU

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.

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.

You can also contact our Admissions Team or +44(0)151 794 3030 

European Union students applying for entry in 2018

The government has confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for financial support in the academic year 2018 to 2019.

The decision means EU students applying for a postgraduate master's degree at an English university in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.

EU students are eligible for home fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.

European Union students applying for entry in 2017

Any increase in fees for postgraduate students joining us from the EU for 2017/18 will be limited to that required by inflation.

The 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.

The decision will mean that students applying to study from 2017 to 2018 will not only be eligible for the same funding and support as they are now, but that their eligibility will continue throughout their course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period. For more information visit

EU access to postgraduate funding confirmed

The government has announced that EU nationals will remain eligible for postgraduate funding from Research Councils UK. Studentships will remain open to EU applicants beginning in the 2017/18 academic year, and funding will cover the duration of their courses even if the UK leaves the European Union during their period of study. The announcement follows the government’s assurances for EU students access to student finance on undergraduate and masters courses.

More information is available here.