Brexit - information for students and applicants
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a global community, with many staff and students from all over Europe, and strong links with EU partners.
Despite the outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership, our School’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive international community remains strong, and we will continue to sustain our many vital research and education links with partners across Europe. Please be assured that there will not be any immediate change to our participation in EU programmes and partnerships, or to the immigration status of staff or to current and prospective students.
- British Council - The EU referendum and international students
- British Council - Studying in the UK - FAQs and Key messages (PDF)
- University UK - Brexit and UK Universities
11 October 2016 - Funding support for EU students
European Union students applying for university places in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will still have access to student funding support. The government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university or further education institution in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course.
The decision will mean that students applying to study from 2017 to 2018 will not only be eligible for the same funding and support as they are now, but that their eligibility will continue throughout their course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period. Read full press release.
Key information for applicants and prospective students
The School can confirm that the published tuition fees for EU-domiciled students for 2016/17 will not change. Additionally, tuition fees are unlikely to be affected over the next few years as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty allows for a two-year negotiation process during which, the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU will be agreed.
We would also like to reassure applicants from within the EU that, barring unilateral action from the UK Government, there will not be any immediate change to the immigration status of current or prospective EU students in the short term.
Deferred admission offers
EU-domiciled students who have chosen to defer their Offer of Admission to the 2017/18 academic year, please be assured that there are currently no plans to increase tuition fees beyond the small annual inflationary increase. Moving further ahead, any fee amendments will depend on UK Government legislation.
The School will continue to monitor the situation closely and will work with UK higher education sector bodies to influence future Government policy where we can. If there are any subsequent changes, we will be in touch with further guidance.
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