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 prepares to leave the EU, 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 2019


The Government has confirmed there will be no change to the tuition fee status of current EU students attending UK universities or for those coming for courses starting in 2019-20.

This means that EU students studying at UK universities will pay the same fees as 'home' students for the full duration of their course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

The fees that EU students starting courses at UK universities following the agreed transition period are required to pay will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK's exit negotiations.

Financial support 

Separate statements from across all UK nations confirm that there has been no change in the eligibility requirements for current EU students at UK universities to receive loans and/or grants to fund their studies for the full duration of their course. The same will apply to those students who start in 2019-20.

EU students attending universities in England, Northern Ireland and Wales who are eligible under current rules to receive loans and grants from their respective student finance organisations will continue to do so for the duration of their course, even if it only ends after the UK has left the EU.

The guarantee for 2019–20 entrants has been confirmed in England, Wales and for Northern Ireland.

Under EU law, students from EU nationals are currently eligible for free tuition for undergraduate degrees in Scotland. The Scottish government and Universities Scotland have confirmed that there has been no change in current funding arrangements for EU students.

Participation in the Erasmus+ programme

The UK Government has guaranteed to underwrite Erasmus+ funding for students until the end of 2020. The UK’s participation in Erasmus after 2020 (and any potential alternative funding from Government) is yet to be clarified. 

The University of Liverpool will continue its positive relationships with its European university exchange partners.  Even if the UK does not participate in Erasmus in the longer-term, 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 University values the huge benefits that a period of study abroad can bring for students, and we look forward to continuing to provide such opportunities for our own students going abroad within the EU, as well as for students from our EU partners coming to Liverpool.  

Students applying for full degree study in Entry 2019

In the event of the UK leaving the Erasmus+ programme, the University is guaranteeing to provide equivalent funding to Erasmus, for applicants who are due to study or work abroad in the EU in the academic year 2021/22. This includes applicants to language programmes at the University.

Students from our Erasmus partner universities interested in coming to Liverpool in 2019/20

We look forward to continuing to host students from our EU partner universities on our campus after leaving the EU.  Students from our Erasmus partners who are interested in coming to Liverpool during the 2019/20 academic year should contact the International Office at their home university in the first instance. 

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:
+44 (0)151 795 5508.