Brexit advice for future students at Warwick
Studying at Warwick 2021
Warwick's community is a welcoming and inclusive one. We are proud of our international community and will continue to offer a global experience whatever the outcome of Brexit.
This guidance is for future students, beginning their studies in the academic year 2021/22 or later.
If you are beginning your studies in 2019/20 or 2020/21 you should see our advice for current students.
EU, EEA and Swiss students
Fees and funding
Courses beginning in August 2021 or later
Following the UK's exit from the European Union, the UK government has confirmed that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals starting courses in the 2021/22 academic year who are not registered as 'settled or 'pre-settled' in the UK will no longer be eligible for home/UK fee status or financial support from Student Finance England.
Any Undergraduate EU students who are now eligible for Overseas Tuition fees are welcome to apply for the University of Warwick Global Excellence Scholarship, providing they meet the scholarship entry requirements.
Master’s students are welcome to check departmental websites for department-specific funding and also check any local funding bodies within their home country.
UK Research & Innovation has announced that its PhD studentships will be available for international students from the 2021-22 academic year onwards. This will include EU, EEA and Swiss students, as well as students from other countries.
Exceptions to International Fee Status
England’s Universities Minister has confirmed that the change will not affect EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. We are awaiting full eligibility criteria from the government before confirming the fee status of students in these categories. You may find it helpful to refer to the Brexit - fees and Student Support webpage from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) for further information and updates.
Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland will continue to have right to study and to access benefits and services under the Common Travel Area arrangement between the two nations.
If you are a UK national living in the EEA or Switzerland at the end of the transition period, and wish to study in England, you will continue to be eligible for home fee status and student support from Student Finance England for courses starting up to 7 years after the end of the transition period. For UK nationals living in the EEA or Switzerland that have not previously resided in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, please contact the funding body in the administration you intend to study.
Your immigration status and visa options
We recommend that you explore the following two pages for further information:
- Warwick's advice for EU, EEA & Swiss nationals (including if you first started living in the UK before 31 December 2020 and after, and if you have had absences and are unsure of your eligibility).
- UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)'s advice
Please read the UKCISA's advice on healthcare while studying in the UK.
If there is a no-deal Brexit, the rules on driving in the UK without a UK license might change. Make sure you have checked UKCISA's advice on driving in the UK.
Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2021
Warwick's community of curiosity is founded upon diversity: diversity of culture, of nationality and of thought. We have always prided ourselves on seeking out difference and, regardless of the barriers we face, we're prepared to take action to ensure our community continues to represent multiple global viewpoints.
Our new Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees, to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course. This scheme is available to international fee paying students who hold an offer to begin a full-time undergraduate degree programme at the University of Warwick in 2021.