Julia Topan, a first year student who just arrived at Middlesex from Romania, is pleased at the announcement from SFE
Student Finance England (SFE) had previously confirmed that students beginning their studies in Autumn 2016 will be eligible for student finance and home fee status under the same terms as before. They have now released a similar statement regarding the status of students beginning their studies in England in Autumn 2017.
EU nationals beginning their studies in England in 2017 will be able to take out student fee loans under the existing terms and will pay the same fees as UK students throughout the duration of their study.
This is good news for current and future EU students in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, which took place in June 2016, but Middlesex continues to work with other universities to establish more certainty about EU students after 2017.
"The UK is such a great place with so many opportunities and it would be a shame not to take advantage of the studies they offer," Julia Topan, BA Fashion, Communication and Styling student
Julia Topan, a first year BA Fashion, Styling and Communication student who recently arrived in the UK from Romania, is very happy at the statement from SFE.
“Brexit didn’t affect my decision because I had a goal in mind and I knew I was coming here. We received an email that said at least for students who applied this year the loans will be available until you finish university. That was very good news for me because I really wanted to come here,” says Julia.
“I’ve felt very welcome since arriving in England, and London is really diverse anyway.”
Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, is pleased with the latest statement from SFE.
“We welcome the government’s announcement that EU students in England will be able to access EU loan funding in the 2017-18 academic year,” says Professor Blackman.
“A global outlook is a defining characteristic of our vibrant and diverse university and around 15 percent of our students come from EU countries. These students are an integral part of the Middlesex community and this week’s funding guarantee will help them spread the cost of studying with us.”