At UCFB, we are proud of our diverse student community and the role European citizens play in making UCFB a great place to study.

The enriching educational experience we provide at UCFB is strengthened by the opportunities to share different cultures, providing our students and graduates with a wide range of perspectives to ensure they are prepared for the global challenges they will face.

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 31 January 2020.

UK citizens, and EU citizens living in the UK, should use the Government’s checker tool to plan for what they may need to do before Brexit.

Further information is also available on the Government’s website about what will happen after Brexit.

Our current EU citizen students and staff who want to continue living in the UK must apply for settled or pre-settled status to be able to:

• work in the UK
• use the NHS
• enrol in education or continue studying
• access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them
• travel in and out of the UK

Further details about the EU Settlement Scheme can be found on the Government’s website.

Current Students
Can I continue to study at UCFB once the UK leaves the EU?

Yes. Most EU citizens will need to apply to continue living and studying in the UK after it leaves the EU.

If you haven’t already done so, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.

You can use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app to complete the identity stage of your application under the EU Settlement Scheme. However, this app is only available on the Android system via your app store. The app will:

  • Check that your identity document is genuine;
  • Verify that the document belongs to you.

You must use either:

  • Your biometric passport from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland;
  • Your UK residence card with a biometric chip if you’re the non-EU family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.
Will there be a change to my immigration status, and what about my family living in the UK?

The UK government has said that:

The UK and the EU are still in the process of negotiating a withdrawal agreement which sets out how the UK leaves the European Union.

The UK might leave the EU with or without a deal. Please keep up-to-date with information on the UK Council for International Student Affairs’ (UKCISA) website to gain a good understanding of how Brexit might impact your immigration status.

More information about settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families can also be found on UKCISA’s website.

What affect will Brexit have on my tuition fees?

EU students who are already studying at UCFB will continue to pay the same tuition fees for the duration of their programme even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

Will I still be eligible to receive a student loan as a current EU student?

Eligibility requirements for current EU students to receive loans and/or grants to fund their studies for the full duration of their course remain unchanged. More information can be found on the Student Loan Company webpage.

Will my Erasmus placement be affected after Brexit?

Students currently participating in Erasmus+, including those taking part in the 2019-20 academic year, are not expected to be affected by the Brexit outcome.
If a deal is reached, the UK is expected to take part in Erasmus+ until the end of the current phase in 2020. The government has published a Technical Notice in light of the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal. This notice provides guidance to individuals participating or wanting to participate in the Erasmus+ programme.
For further information and updates relating to the Erasmus+ programme, read the Brexit update on the Erasmus website.

UCFB offer holders or EU citizens interested in studying with us
Will course fees change after Brexit?

There will be no change to the tuition fee status of EU students who begin their studies in the 2019/20 or 2020/21 academic years.

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

Will I be eligible to receive a loan or grant after Brexit?

Eligibility requirements for EU students to receive loans and/or grants to fund their studies for the full duration of their course remains unchanged for those applying to commence their studies in 2019/20 or 2020/21.