EU countries

The Welsh Government has announced that EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities in 2018/19 will be eligible for tuition fee support. Please see the Welsh Government announcement for further information.

However, the funding package for students starting a course in September 2018 has not yet been confirmed. The information we have included is based on information received from the Welsh Government. Please continue to check with Student Finance Wales for updates on confirmed funding for starting a course in September 2018.

If you are from a country within the EU and studying towards your first degree at Cardiff University, you will not have to pay your tuition fees upfront (subject to terms and conditions).

For EU students studying in 2018/19 you could be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of up to £9,000 per year, subject to terms and condition.

It is intended that you will only start to repay this when you have finished your studies and are earning over a specific threshold. The threshold is determined by where you are ordinarily resident after your studies. More information about this can be found on the Student Loans Company repayment website.

EU nationals who are currently in receipt of tuition fee support and EU nationals who intend to begin studying in 2018/19 will continue to receive financial support towards tuition fees for the duration of their course. For these students, the terms of their funding will not change even if the UK leaves the EU during their studies.

Find out more about funding for EU students in 2017/18 from the Welsh Government.

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