Guidance for EU students post-Brexit

Funding for EU students

EU students starting university in the 2019/2020 and 2020/21 academic years will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of courses in England. This means, if you started your course in September 2020 or you are starting your course in January 2021, you will pay the same fees as UK students throughout your course.

If you are planning to join us from September 2021, you will be part of our international student community and pay international fees. You can find out more information about this here

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) have issued advice for EU students on Brexit and what it means for students and their family. You can read the latest news on the UKCISA website.

You can find additional information on the Universities UK website.

EU Settlement Scheme now open to students

EU citizens who already live in the UK, or who arrived by 31 December 2020, will be able to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme until 30 June 2021. Those whom arrived after 23:00 on 31 December 2020 will fall under the government's new immigration system, the Student Route. Those EU students already enrolled at the University and are returning to continue their studies, but have not yet applied for the EU Settlement Scheme, will need to have arrived to the UK by 31 December 2020 in order to apply for pre-settled status and avoid the new immigration rules. You can find out more information on the UKCISA website.

Immigration requirements

If you arrived in the UK before 23:00 on 31 December 2020:
If you are an offer holder from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland you will not be required to apply for a study visa from your home country as long as you arrived in the UK before 23:00 on 31 December 2020. If you arrived before this date you will have the right to study, live and work in the UK as now. It is important that you have applied for the EU Settlement Scheme in order to protect these rights, please see more information above.

If you arrived in the UK after 23:00 on 31 December 2020:
EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens who move to the UK after 23:00 on 31 December 2020 will need to apply through the Student Route. The UK government has introduced a new Student Route visa to replace the current Tier 4 student visa and will apply to students planning to travel to the UK for study commencing in January 2021. More information on this route will be provided and updated on our visa pages as we learn of it.

To help prepare EU students that will need to apply through the Student Route, the UK Government has prepared tailored guidance.

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My international warm welcome to Derby

Worry is a common feeling amongst all students especially those moving to Derby from a different country. Ioannis shares his experience of the welcome he received when arriving to the University from Greece.

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