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 take great pride in offering a truly international experience for all of our students.

With the ‘transition period’ now concluded, The UK is no longer a member of the EU. Many of you will have concerns about the impact of this change, but together with our partners in the sector and Universities UK, we have been doing a significant amount of work to prepare for Brexit and we are confident that we are well-prepared.

As we adapt to the new environment we will endeavour to keep you as up-to-date as possible on any changes that may affect you.

You may also wish to keep abreast of the latest developments by monitoring the UK Council for International Student Affairs website, which summarises the pertinent updates from the government.

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

EU students applying for 2021 entry

Following the end of the UK’s transition period on 31 December 2020, EU students joining in the academic year 2021-22 and beyond are now subject to international fees. Please see the information on our international webpages for details of fees by subject area. EU students who began their studies in the academic year 2020/21 or before will continue to be classed under the current arrangements for the duration of their course. Please note, if you applied for study in 2020 and chose to defer entry to 2021, you may be subject to the 2021 fee system. We are currently reviewing the range of scholarships and bursaries we offer to EU students.

Students from the Republic of Ireland

Following the end of the UK’s transition period on 31 December 2020, under a reciprocal arrangement between the UK and Irish governments, Irish students will continue to be treated as Home students for the purposes of tuition fee levels.

Immigration Advice

EU, EEA and Swiss nationals coming to the UK to study for longer than 6 months after 1 January 2021 need to obtain a Student Visa to enter and remain in the UK. The Student Visa must be applied for prior to arriving in the UK. For further details please see our International Advice & Guidance webpage here:

Participation in the Erasmus+ programme/Turning Scheme

Under the terms of the Brexit agreement, the UK will not be part of the new Erasmus programme (2021-2027). As the University is still eligible for Erasmus funds we were awarded prior to Brexit, we will continue to work under some aspects of Erasmus until May 2023.

The University is guaranteeing that no students, due to study or work abroad in the EU in the period until (and including) 2022/23 will be financially worse off as a result of the UK leaving the EU. This includes applicants to language programmes at the University.

The University will continue positive relationships with our European university exchange partners.  We are committed to sending our students on exchange to our EU partners, and to welcoming students from those partners to our campus for periods of exchange.

The UK Government is set to introduce the new Turing Scheme that replaces the UK’s participation in Erasmus+, and the University will provide further updates on Turing in due course.

Students from our partner universities interested in coming to Liverpool

We look forward to continuing to host students from our international partner universities on our campus after leaving the EU. Students from our partner universities who are interested in coming to Liverpool should contact the International Office at their home university in the first instance.

The Study Abroad Team can be contacted on:
+44 (0)151 795 5508.

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