You may have seen on the news Brexit turmoil that is currently engulfing the UK government. If you are an international, or EU student, looking to study in the UK and Brexit is concerning you here is a quick guide:
If I am an international student coming from outside the EU/EEA will Brexit affect me?
In short no, Brexit will not affect your rights to study in the UK, nor your chances of a successful application. In fact there are a couple of positives for international students. Firstly, in order to encourage more international students post-Brexit, the UK government has announced an increase to two years that graduate students can stay in the UK, to find a job post-Brexit. Secondly, Brexit has resulted in a re-alignment of the value of the pound, which now means it is cheaper for you to work and study in the UK.
I am an EU student, does Brexit mean I will have to get a visa and pay more to study in the UK?
If you are for the EU/EEA, the current upheavals in British politics make studying the the UK and Brexit a confusing picture. We will know a lot more in the coming days and weeks. That said even in a ‘no-deal’ Brexit (which we feel remains unlikely) the British government has already confirmed that, if you start your studies in 2020-21 you will remain eligible for home status fees and student finance throughout your studies.
So what do we advise here at Uni Direct on your Brexit study plans for the UK?
If you are an international student and worried about Brexit, don’t. There is nothing to worry about, we are however, more than happy to talk things through with you if you want to find out more.
If you are an EU/EEA student, don’t be put off by all the current uncertainty, if you are looking to start next year it won’t cost you any more than students starting this year and you will not need a visa. As above we are more than happy to talk things through with you if you want to find out more.