EU Referendum FAQs

EU Referendum FAQs

I’m from the EU and am currently studying at Loughborough

Will I continue to pay EU fees?

Yes, your place was offered to you based on tuition fees at the existing UK/EU rate and this will not change (fees may increase for all students by a small factor for inflation).

Will I now need to get a visa to study in the UK?

No. The process for the UK to leave the EU is likely to take at least two years and there will therefore be no impact on you during this period of time. Beyond this, we expect changes will be minimal for students already studying in the UK but the final arrangements will depend on government decisions.

Will I still be eligible for a student loan?

There will be no change to your access to student loans as a result of the vote and you will continue to receive student finance for the duration of your course. 

Will I still be able to work part-time while I’m in the UK?

Yes. There will be no immediate change to your immigration status and right to work as a result of the vote. Students who are not EU nationals are in any case currently allowed to undertake part-time work in the UK.

I receive an EU scholarship – how might the changes affect me?

There will be no immediate change to your immigration status and your eligibility for the scholarship as a result of the vote. This will remain the case unless the Government decides otherwise.

Will I still be eligible for the Erasmus scheme?

If you are considering studying abroad in the EU and elsewhere as part of your selected programme, the vote to leave the EU should not affect this. There will not be any immediate change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Erasmus+ study abroad. 

I’m working in collaboration with an EU university or company – will the partnership be affected?

The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 research funding programme has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and existing project grants and contracts will be honoured unless or until advised otherwise. 

I receive a studentship to support my postgraduate study at Loughborough. Will this change following the EU Referendum result?

No, we will honour the current terms of your studentship to support your postgraduate study. This is valued at the stipend level per annum stated in your initial offer letter plus all University fees associated with your higher degree registration (whether or not your fee status changes to International during your programme).

I’m from the EU and have applied or am thinking of applying to Loughborough

Will the fees I have to pay change?

If you are intending to start a course at Loughborough in 2016/17, your tuition fees will not change. You will continue to pay the 2016/17 fee for EU students detailed in your offer letter.

If you are intending to apply for a place starting in 2017/18, or are holding an offer for deferred entry in 2017/18, you will be advised of our fee levels when they have been released in August 2016.

Will I now need to get a visa to be in the UK?

No. The process for the UK to leave the EU is likely to take at least 2 years and there will therefore be no impact on you during this period of time. Beyond this, we expect changes will be minimal for students already studying in the UK but the final arrangements will depend on government decisions.

Will I be able to apply for a student loan?

If you are intending to start at Loughborough in 2016/17 and are eligible to receive grants and/or loans from the Student Loans Company you will be eligible for these for the duration of your study on that course.

If you are intending to apply for a place to start in 2017/18, or are holding an offer for deferred entry in 2017/18, we advise you to check the Government website to see what support you may be eligible for.

 

Will I be able to work part-time while I’m in the UK?

Yes. There will be no immediate change to your immigration status and right to work as a result of the vote. Students who are not EU nationals are in any case currently allowed to undertake part-time work in the UK.

Will I still be eligible to apply for a scholarship to study at the University?

There will be no immediate change to your immigration status as a result of the vote and you will still be eligible to apply for a scholarship. This will remain the case unless the Government decides otherwise.

Will I be eligible for the Erasmus scheme?

If you are considering studying abroad in the EU and elsewhere as part of your selected programme, the vote to leave the EU should not affect this. There will not be any immediate change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Erasmus+ study abroad. 

I have been offered a studentship to support my postgraduate study at Loughborough. Will this change following the EU Referendum result?

No, we will honour our offer of a studentship to support your postgraduate study. This is valued at the stipend level per annum stated in your letter plus all University fees associated with your higher degree registration (whether or not your fee status changes to International).

I’m a UK student

Will I still be eligible for the Erasmus scheme?

If you are considering studying abroad in the EU and elsewhere as part of your selected programme, the vote to leave the EU should not affect this. There will not be any immediate change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Erasmus+ study abroad, nor to the immigration status of UK students choosing an Erasmus programme. 

I’m a researcher or member of staff at the University

I’m working in collaboration with an EU university or company – will the partnership be affected?

The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 research funding programme has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and existing project grants and contracts will be honoured unless or until advised otherwise. 

Can I still apply for EU funding?

The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 research funding programme has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and UK institutions are currently still fully eligible to apply for Horizon 2020 funding.

The Government has announced that the Treasury will underwrite funding for approved Horizon 2020 projects applied for before the UK leaves the EU, even when specific projects continue beyond the UK's departure from the EU. See the Government website for more information.

I’m from the EU – will I be able to carry on working in the UK?

There will be no immediate change to your immigration status as a result of the vote and you will be able to carry on working in the UK as normal. This will remain the case unless the Government decides otherwise.

Will I now have to apply for a visa?

There will be no immediate change to your immigration status as a result of the vote. This will remain the case unless the Government decides otherwise.

Will my pension be affected by the result of the vote?

While there is no direct impact on pensions as a result of the referendum decision, all pension schemes are impacted by the wider economy, both in terms of the returns earned on pension scheme investments and the way future liabilities of the scheme are calculated. Therefore the economic impact of the referendum decision may be reflected in pension scheme decisions in the future, though it is too early to say what the effect might be. Please read the USS and LGPS websites for latest information.

We will ensure that any further information is posted on these pages as the next steps become clear.

Last updated Monday 15th August 2016.