European International Student Life in the UK
Many students choose to relocate to the UK to begin their university studies. There are many world class universities offering internationally recognised qualifications. Travel links from the UK to the rest of Europe can be incredibly convenient if you’re looking to study internationally.
Since Brexit, the rules have changed regarding international students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland who want to study in the UK. Students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland will have to pay the same international student fees as students from other countries, unless they have settled status or are Irish nationals. It’s also worth noting if you want to study in the UK from Europe that the UK no longer participates in the Erasmus scheme.
Visas to study in the UK after Brexit
If you are a citizen of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you will need a UK visa for international students. You will also need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) if you will be studying in the UK from Europe for more than six months.
UKEC provide free international student support for students studying in the UK from Europe and we can help provide you with all the information and resources you need regarding your visa. Follow the link below to learn more and discover our expert immigration advice service.Find out more about international student visas
Support for European students studying in the UK
As European students are ineligible for UK student loans, many will need to apply for scholarships to fund their studies. These can be highly competitive, so it is worth applying for them as early as possible and making a strong application.
UKEC work with students planning to study in the UK from Europe, this includes preparing applications, securing scholarships and funding, and finding accommodation. Follow the link below for more tips for international students studying in the UK from Europe and elsewhere.Browse our international student advice pages Contact UKEC if you want more support or information