The UK government announced on 23.06.2020 that from July 2021 EU students will be treated as all other international students and be subject to international fees at universities in England. Scotland has now announced the same thing. This means that each individual HE provider in England and Scotland will set the prices of their courses for international students. Please see our Brexit pages for more information.
At the moment (until Autumn 2021), for an undergraduate course (Bachelor) the current maximum fees (some institutions charge less) for home and EU students are up to £9,250 per year in England and Wales, up to £4,046 per year in Northern Ireland and in Scotland, tuition is free. European Union students studying in England and enrolling in 2020-21 will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, which means they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. They will also be able to access student loans as before.
Tuition fees for a year abroad or study visit to a UK university – where you are not graduating from the UK university – will be charged, it is best if you check directly with the university what the fees will be. Students visiting for just one year or semester are not eligible for a student loan.
For postgraduate courses EU students also pay the same tuition fees as UK students (home rate). The universities are free to set the fees independently. Fees vary according to the subject studied, you can check these on the website of the university that you are applying to.
UK government loans
For undergraduate courses starting in the 20/21 academic year only there are student loans available. Students from the EU can apply for a loan from the UK government to cover their tuition fees. This loan is repayable once a student has completed his or her studies and is earning more than a set minimum income. For more information on student loans please see the UK government student finance overview.
These FAQs will be updated when the UK government announces the fees and other regulations for EU students from 2021 onwards. For more information about Brexit, see our regularly updated page.