Brexit and the EU Referendum

Student recruitment

We are a proudly international University and we welcome students from the EU and around the world. We remain global in our outlook, internationally networked and an attractive destination for talented people. We value our University community, which includes students and staff from more than 117 different countries - including a great many EU countries, recognising the value and commitment of EU students.

What have we done?

The Study Abroad Unit have been working with our Colleges, departments and European partners to ensure that we continue much as we have been.

Erasmus preparations are covered in more detail in the students section, but places and membership are dependent on the ongoing negotiations. We are supporting the Universities UK campaign urging the UK Government to commit to continue funding study abroad opportunities for UK-based students, even if they cannot negotiate continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme.

Who can I contact?

Contact the Future Students Office via +44 (0)116 252 2296.

Where can I get support?

Will tuition fees or access to student loan funding change for EU students starting in 2019?

The UK government has confirmed that EU students will continue to pay the same fee rate as UK students for the 2019/20 academic year and will continue to be able to apply for a student loan under the existing terms and conditions. Please see our course pages for the current tuition fee for your chosen course.

Any changes to tuition fees or access to student loans from the 2020-21 academic year onwards are subject to national negotiations.

Will I need a visa to study in the UK?

It has not yet been confirmed whether EU students starting a course in the UK from the 2019-20 academic year will require a visa or other registration document prior to commencing study. The University will continue to liaise with the relevant authorities to confirm this position once it has been agreed.

The University of Leicester has a long history of recruiting students from outside the UK, with dedicated support teams that assist our overseas students with their transition to study in the UK on a daily basis. This includes current visa and registrations processes that are in place for non-EU students, and should it become necessary for EU students we will be pleased to support you in your preparations.

Will I still be able to work part-time in the UK?

Working rights applicable to EU students starting a course in the UK from the 2019/20 academic year have not yet been confirmed as part of the national negotiations. The University will continue to liaise with the relevant authorities to confirm this position once it has been agreed.

Can I still apply for relevant scholarships?

All advertised University scholarships applicable for 2019/20 entry remain open as per their respective conditions. Applicants to external scholarships or sponsorship should check with the respective issuer regarding and change to conditions.

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