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Will Brexit affect me?

Leeds Beckett is a global university and we are proud to welcome students from across the world.

This year we have seen students from more than 143 countries come and study with us, to develop their thinking and learning in order to make an impact on the world.

We believe education is essential for improving our communities and the world we live in. International collaboration and knowledge exchange are essential to what we do and form the basis of our research activity and output.  

The referendum decision will not change our international outlook and we will continue to focus on the EU as one of our main areas for global engagement.

Current update:

  • The UK left the EU on 31 January and an 11-month transition period began from this date. During the transition period - which runs until the end of 2020 - the UK will still follow all the EU's rules and regulations on trade, travel and business. The UK will remain in the single market and the free movement of people will continue. 
  • The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. This means that most citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will need to apply to stay in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme. The application deadline is 30 June 2021 for anyone from the EU, and the above countries, who intend to stay in the UK after 31 December 2020. Information on how to apply can be found on the UK Government's website
Student tuition fees and loans

  • There will be no change to the tuition fee status of undergraduate and postgraduate EU students who started their course in 2019/20 and are applying for 2020/21. This means you will pay the same as UK students for the full duration of your course.
  • As an EU student, you will be able to claim tuition fee loans to cover the cost of the whole degree for an undergraduate and postgraduate course if you are continuing or starting your course in 2019/20 and 2020/21.
  • The fees for EU students starting courses at a UK university after 2020/21 will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK’s exit negotiations.

For more information please visit the following websites:

Universities UK has created helpful FAQ factsheets for students from the EU and EEA. 

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