Monday 27 June 2016
Following last Thursday’s EU referendum result, we want to reassure current students from other European Union countries studying at Queen Mary that their fee status will remain unchanged for the duration of their studies with us.
The United Kingdom is still a member of the European Union and it will take some time for us leave – probably a number of years. We appreciate how this uncertainty can worry students and families, so we are offering current EU students a guarantee that the fee structure will remain aligned with that of students from the UK and will not be raised to international student fee status, for the normal duration of their course at QMUL.
We are also writing to students from the EU planning to start at Queen Mary this autumn, offering them the same guarantee.
The Student Loans Company has also provided reassurance that loans will be offered for the duration of those courses: “EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the Student Loans Company (SLC), will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the European Economic Area for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.” Read the full statement here: www.slc.co.uk/media/latest-news/eu-nationals-and-student-finance-in-england
There will be further updates on the situation following the referendum in the coming weeks, but if you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff in your School or Institute.