EU applicant information
Cardiff University is an international community that values the students and staff that come to study and work here from around the world.
We have 7,000 EU and international students and 6,800 staff from 78 countries. Our alumni reach across 180 countries. This diversity fosters creativity and innovation and is an important part of our culture.
Applicants for 2018 entry onwards
Prospective EU students applying for a place for the 2018/19 academic year will be eligible for financial support from loans and grants.
Those students will not have the terms of their funding changed if the UK leaves the EU during their studies.
Please contact us with any questions using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for 2017 entry
EU nationals who intend to begin studying from autumn 2017 will continue to pay the same fees as UK students and will be eligible to receive loans and grants to fund their studies for the full duration of their course.
There is no reason to assume any change in your immigration status following the EU referendum. We will be issuing further advice and guidance as soon as it is available. In the meantime please feel free to contact us with any questions using email@example.com.
UK residence requirements for EEA and Swiss nationals
EEA and Swiss nationals are entitled to enter the UK freely and have an automatic right of residence for up to three months. After this time, to remain in the UK you must exercise your Treaty right to reside. Exercising Treaty rights involves doing one of the five following activities:
- studying (with ‘comprehensive sickness insurance’ (CSI))
- self-sufficient (with CSI)
- looking for work.
You are not required to apply for any document confirming your residency status, but you may want to do so in order to evidence your rights or for your own peace of mind.
Should you wish to do so, you can apply for a Registration Certificate or, if you meet the requirements, Permanent Residence. Family members of EEA nationals exercising Treaty rights may also be eligible to reside in the UK.
Further information regarding the full requirements and the process can be found on the Home Office webpages and through UK Council for International Student Affairs. Our International Student Support team are also able to assist EEA and Swiss students and their families.