Falmouth University remains committed to welcoming new students from the EU and supporting our current EU students.
If you're a full-time student from the EU, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. However, living costs need to be funded through the authorities in your home country or by private funds.
If you've been a resident in the UK for five years or more (outside of education) before the start of your proposed course, it's worth checking if you qualify as a UK student instead.
EU Funding and Brexit
If you are a European Union (EU), EEA or Swiss citizen you currently do not need a student visa to study in the UK. This means you can follow the UK student application process via UCAS/direct application forms. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you will need to apply for Temporary Leave to Remain by 31 December 2020, which will be valid for three years. You can read the Government's guidance on applying for leave to remain for more information.
The UK Government has confirmed that EU, EAA and Swiss students starting a course in 2019/20 or 2020/21 will remain eligible for ‘home‘ fee status and financial support for the duration of their course via the Student Loans Company, even in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
The Student Loans Company regularly reviews the possible implications of Brexit on students from the EU. For more information visit the Student Loans Company website. Independent advice has been offered by Universities UK, which can be found by visiting their website.
Applicants can also read the UKCISA's article on Brexit and Student Support for further detailed information on arriving to study in the UK.
Should the UK leave the EU without a deal, all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK can apply for settled status until 31 December 2020. The settlement scheme allows EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to continue to live, work and study in the UK after Brexit. You can read the Government's advice on how to apply for settled status for more information.
EU, EEA and Swiss students currently eligible for ‘home’ status, ‘home’ fee status and financial support will still be eligible for the duration of their course, even in the case of a ‘no-deal’.
As with students, EU, EAA and Swiss nationals already working at Falmouth University will be able to apply for settled status before 31 December 2020. They will then be able remain in the UK.
You can read the Government's guidance for employers for more information.
Additional funding for EU students
In line with our support to UK students, EU undergraduate students joining Falmouth University from 2020, will automatically be granted a Falmouth Bursary if they are assessed by Student Finance as having a household income of under £25,000pa (or equivalent in their home currency). This will be an annual award, assuming that their circumstances don't change.
Falmouth offers a Materials Award to all EU students who commenced their studies between 2016 - 2019, and whose household income is assessed as being under £25,000 (or equivalent in their home currency). Students will need to have their household income assessed by Student Finance England in order to be considered for this.
EU students can also apply for the University's For Real and Edge Award during their studies, and in the event of unforeseen financial difficulties, the University's Hardship Fund is also open to EU students, with a maximum potential award of £600.
Applying to Student Finance England
To apply for a tuition fee loan, EU students currently need to complete a paper application. For further advice and to request an EU bursary form to have an assessment of your household income, contact the EU customer services team at Student Finance England:
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm