Frequently Asked Questions following the outcome of the EU referendum from prospective EU students applying, or holding offers, for undergraduate degree courses at Sussex for entry in September 2018

The UK government triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March 2017, formally signalling its intent to leave the EU. The negotiation process is taking place with the UK expected to leave the EU in 2019.

The government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university in 2018/19 will be eligible for student loans and grants – and will continue to be for the duration of their course.

Although the UK has voted to leave the European Union (EU), there are no immediate changes for students who want to come and study with us at the University of Sussex. Sussex and the city of Brighton is the same friendly, multicultural place it has always been.

We are pleased to confirm that all EU students (undergraduate, Masters and PhD) who are already studying at Sussex, who have an offer to study at Sussex, or who apply in the 2018 cycle to start their studies in September 2018, will continue to be charged the UK (Home) fee rate for the duration of their course. Please note the UK (Home) fee rate may be subject to annual increases for inflation.

The University of Sussex is an active partner in working together with Universities UK, the British Council and the UK Government to ensure that international students from all around the world continue to have the opportunity to experience some of the best education in the world.

Sussex undergraduates from the EU who gain a first or upper second-class degree will continue to qualify for a scholarship to study for a Masters at Sussex. Find out more about the Sussex Graduate Scholarships.

Students from the EU, and from around the world, are a valued and important part of our campus community. One in four of our students and one in three of our academic staff are non-UK. We are doing all that we can to ensure that they can continue to work and study with us and we will be keeping people updated on any developments.

Update from the UK Prime Minister on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK

On Thursday 19th October 2017, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, sent a message to EU citizens living in the UK with an update on the UK government's position. Read the full text of the Prime Minister's message.

Frequently Asked Questions