As with the uncertainty of everything post Brexit students are concerned that there will be restrictions on coming to the UK to study.
Whilst this is a viable concern the extent of any changes will not be known until after March 2019. Currently, the UK government are stating that students that have applied to or are studying in the UK for the most recent intake in late 2018 are eligible for the same loans and grants for the entirety of their university course.
The current legislation is likely to remain the same until at least 2020 thus giving ample time for any potential changes to be announced and introduced from 2021 onwards. Reassuringly for students they can continue to apply for and receive the same financial support as they could have done up until now.
The guess is that post 2020 EU students will face higher fees to study in the UK and that there will be a reduction in the financial support they will be entitled to.
Other changes that may be introduced include the likelihood that EU nationals will need to apply for a Tier 4 Student visa to be eligible to study in the UK whereas currently this is not applicable to EU citizens.
With new legislation likely to be introduced, there may initially be a drop in the amount of students coming to the UK to study and this has led to some serious concern. A drop in the number of research students coming from the EU to study is feared to have an impact on the quality and progression of certain sectors research.
Realistically we cannot know what the full implications of Brexit on students until it happens and staying up to date with any proposed changes in legislation is all anyone can do right now.
Posted on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 12:02 pm in Latest News.