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UK Leaving the European Union – Frequently Asked Questions

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    • I’m from the EU. Will I now need a visa to visit, study or work in the UK?

      The process of the UK leaving the EU is managed under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. The treaty outlines a period of approximately 2 years for a country to negotiate its exit from the Union. The UK invoked Article 50 on March 29 2017 thereby starting the 2 year exit process. This means that the UK will exit the EU on March 29 2019. During this period the rights of EU nationals remains unchanged. The exact status of EU nationals beyond this date is currently being discussed in negotiations.

    • I’m from the EU and currently studying at Middlesex. Will I now have to pay higher tuition fees?

      No. EU students who are currently studying at Middlesex will see no change in their fee status for the duration of their course. Any fee change during your course will be as a result of a planned change by the University and not as a result of the referendum.

    • I’m from the EU and am planning to start studying at Middlesex in 2018. Will I have to pay international fees when I enrol or in the future?

      Those applying to courses starting in the 2018–19 academic year will also continue to pay the same fees as UK students (free tuition in the case of Scotland) and will be eligible to receive loans and grants to fund their studies for the full duration of their courses in England, Wales and Scotland. As with 2017–18 students, this will be the case even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

    • I’m from the EU and planning to start studying in September 2018 or January 2019. Can I still get a loan to fund my studies? Will I get it in years 2 and 3?

      Yes. Student Finance England has announced that EU nationals who are applying to study a course which starts in the 2018/19 Academic Year and which attracts student support, are unchanged. Applications will be assessed against existing eligibility criteria, and loans and / or grants will be provided in the usual way.

    • I’m from the EU. Can I defer my offer to next year?

      Yes you can defer your offer. However no decision has yet been made on fees or student loans for EU students starting from September 2019 onwards.

    • I’m an EU student studying at one of the overseas Middlesex University campuses. Will I be able to transfer to Middlesex University London campus in 2017 and will I be able to get funding?

      Yes. For the moment nothing has changed with regards to your ability to transfer to the Middlesex campus (if your course allows this). Also, as above, there will be no change in fee status or any restrictions on your ability to get funding from Student Finance England in 2017/18 or 2018/19. No decision has yet been made for September 2019 onwards yet.

    • I am an EU student from a partner institute. Are the fees going to change at my home university?

      As you are currently enrolled with us there should be no change in fee status at your home university caused by the referendum. However you should double check with your home University to be sure of any fee increase they might have planned independent of the referendum result.

    • I’m from the EU. Will there be any change in the application process?

      No. There will be no changes in the application process as a result of the referendum.

    • Will there be a change in the entry requirements of the courses?

      No. The decision to leave the EU does not affect our course entry requirements.

    • Does the decision to leave the EU change the value of my UK degree?

      No. Degrees are accredited by the University and the status of the University remains unchanged by the referendum decision. UK higher education sector is among the best in the world and consistently performs well in world rankings. For example, in Times Higher World University rankings, UK universities have:

      * 3 in the top 10
      * 7 in the top 50
      * 32 in the top 200
      * 58 in the top 500

      The UK is a world leader in the quality and impact of its research. The UK has a world-class reputation in terms of standards and quality. Students at UK universities express the highest levels of satisfaction regarding their learning experience.

      Studying in the UK is also more affordable than other countries that teach through English such as in the USA or in Australia. Current exchange rates make the UK an even more attractive choice financially.

    • I’m from the UK and studying in the EU under the ERASMUS programme. Will anything change?

      The immigration status of UK students currently studying under the Erasmus programme has not changed, and you continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU, and possibly beyond this.

    • I’m from the EU. Will I still be able to open a bank account, register for a doctor or use the other NHS services?

      There is unlikely to be any immediate change in your ability to access any of these services.

    • What about those starting after the UK leaves the EU?

      The fees that EU students starting courses at UK universities after the UK has left the EU are required to pay and their entitlement to loans will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK’s exit negotiations. Middlesex will continue to
      highlight the value of EU students to UK higher education and to British students.

    • Am I still welcome to study in Middlesex/UK?

      Of course!  Overseas students make up a vital part of the Middlesex community with over 140 nationalities studying at our campus in London.

      One in every six students at UK universities are from outside the UK – that’s over 436,000 students. This includes over 125,000 EU students currently studying at UK universities, making up 5% of the entire student body. More than 25% of the UK’s university academic staff are from outside the UK - that’s around 55,000 people from over 180 countries supporting a global, outward-looking culture on campuses.

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