Brexit: information for current students

Immigration, fee status and travel

Your immigration and associated fee status have not changed as a result of the vote. The government has also confirmed that EU students starting at the University in 2019/20 or 2020/21 will be eligible for home fee status (see the Universities Minister's 28 May 2019 statement), which means that you will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students throughout the duration of your course. Our fees and funding web page has more information on tuition fees.

If you have any questions about how the various Brexit scenarios may affect you, please email

Student loans

EU students who are eligible under current rules to receive loans and grants from the Student Loans Company (SLC) will continue to do so for the duration of their course.

Postgraduate EU students will also continue to have access to loans for Master’s study. Further information about postgraduate loans is available on the fees and funding web page.

Erasmus+ and study abroad

There is no immediate change to our participation in Erasmus+.

The Draft Withdrawal Agreement confirms that UK universities will continue to be able to participate in the current Erasmus+ programme until its end date in December 2020 and that there will be no change in UK-EU immigration rules until 1 January 2021.

You can contact the Global Opportunities team with queries on Erasmus and study abroad.

Information for prospective students

If you are thinking of studying at Bristol, read our guidance for prospective students in light of Brexit.

Information for postgraduate researchers

Information about Brexit relevant to postgraduate research students can be found in this section and on our Staff pages.

Specific guidance:

EU Settlement Scheme - latest information

Travel advice - Topic Briefing

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