Frequently Asked Questions for current and prospective EU students in the process of applying, or holding offers for undergraduate degree courses at Sussex in the academic year 2017/18 following the outcome of the EU referendum.

The Government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university or further education institution in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants – and will 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 2016 to start their studies in 2016/17, 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 will be 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.

Frequently Asked Questions