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New non-UK EU/EEA and Swiss students

This information is for new EU, EEA and Swiss students coming to study at Cardiff University.

The guidance will be reviewed regularly and updated as appropriate. You are advised to check this page regularly for further updates.

As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU and has entered a transition period, due to end on 31 December 2020.

Until that time, we expect the UK to continue to adhere to EU rules and do not envisage there to be any change to the immigration status of EU students who arrive before the end of this transition period. Students from the EU will still be able to study in Cardiff after the UK fully leaves the EU (2021) although details regarding fees, funding and immigration regulations are yet to be confirmed.

Updates will be provided, as and when available, so please check our website regularly to ensure that you stay up to date with the latest information.

Tuition fees and funding

Courses starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21

Welsh Government has confirmed that European Union students (classed as EU for fee purposes) starting in the academic year 2019/20 and 2020/21 will be eligible to pay the same tuition fees as Welsh students and will also be eligible to receive loans and/or grants from Student Finance Wales (SFW) – subject to the existing eligibility criteria. Students will continue to be eligible for these fees and funding conditions for the full duration of their course.

Immigration rules

Students arriving after 31 December 2020

New immigration rules will be implemented in 2021, which will set out the requirements you need to meet to study in the UK from that date onward. The Government has not yet published these rules.

We will continue to monitor developments and provide any new information as it becomes available.

Working whilst studying

We do not expect there to be any change to the working rights of EU students who arrive before the end of the Government's Brexit implementation period on 31 December 2020.

New immigration rules will be implemented in 2021, which will set out the requirements you need to meet to work in the UK from that date onward. The Government has not yet published these rules.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us for further advice.

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