Brexit - for staff and students

Information for prospective students

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.

The UK government confirmed on 2 July 2018 that students from the EU starting courses in England in the 2019-20 academic year will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ .

This means they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students. They will also be able to access financial support for the duration of their course on the same basis as is currently available.

All EU students (undergraduate, Masters and PhD) who have an offer to study at Sussex, or who apply in 2018 to start their studies in 2019, will continue to be charged the UK (home) fee rate applicable at the time for the duration of their course, provided this continues to be permitted by UK law. Please note the UK (Home) fee rate may be subject to annual increases.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds MP said on 2 July 2018: “Students from the EU make an important contribution to the universities sector and it is a testament to our system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here. Today we are providing clarity and certainty on their fees for the duration of their courses.”

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.

See our answers to the frequently asked questions from prospective students.