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.

As the country's negotiations to move away from EU membership continue, we will endeavour to keep you as up-to-date as possible on any changes that may affect you.

You can also contact our Admisisons Team iat@liverpool.ac.uk or +44(0)151 794 3030 


European 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 an undergraduate 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 undergraduate 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 www.gov.uk.


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

The British Council 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 2017 and 2018."

The University therefore looks forward to sending and receiving Erasmus+ students during 2017/18 and 2018/19.

In the longer term, as the Minister for Universities and Science has stated, the UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme will be determined as a part of wider discussions with the EU. The University is however certain, that we will continue positive relationships with our European partners and mobility to Europe will still be possible even if we do not participate in Erasmus+ in the longer-term.

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


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 and 2018/19 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.