BREXIT STUDENT FAQS
Information for students on the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU)
Published on 24/04/2019
This page provides additional information for University of Reading students, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. The UK’s continued participation in EU funded programmes beyond this will be decided in the UK government's negotiations with the EU. We will update the page as further details become available.
As an institution, we are committed to supporting international mobility. Vincenzo Raimo, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, has published an open letter about how we are working to secure the best outcome for our students and staff.
Advice for students in the event of a ‘No deal’ Brexit
Universities UK has published information on the government’s planned mitigation measures for students and universities in the event that the UK leaves the European Union in March without a deal in place.
The UK Government has also published advice for UK nationals to consider when planning travel to and from the EU in the coming weeks and months, in particular for a ‘no deal’ exit scenario.
The position of the UK within Erasmus+ in a ‘no-deal’ scenario is subject to the ongoing political discussions. However the University of Reading is liaising with our Erasmus partners to limit any potential disruption. The UK government has agreed to underwrite the Erasmus+ grants already in place so that students can complete current study placements. If you are on a training placement you should discuss arrangements for a ‘no deal’ Brexit with your employer, and check government agency websites for further information. However, in the event of a ‘no deal’ it is unlikely that students going abroad in 2019/20 would have access to Erasmus+ grants.
EU student fee status and financial support
EU and EEA students starting a course in prior to and in 2019/20 will still be eligible for home fee status and financial support as per the existing rules. In England, the government has confirmed that EU students starting a course at an English higher education institution in 2019/20 will still be eligible for home fee status, even in a ‘no deal’ scenario.