EU students coming to study in the UK
Find out how you may be affected by the UK exiting the European Union (EU) if you are an EU student and you want to study at Sussex.
Your rights as an EU citizen
There will be no change to the status of EU citizens living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU.
The status of EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU depends on the negotiations and future deals between the UK and EU.
You can sign up for email updates from the UK Government to get the latest information on the status of EU citizens in the UK.
If you start in the academic year 2018 to 2019, you're still eligible for student loans and grants as an EU student, even if the UK leaves the EU before the end of your course.
Check if you’re eligible for student loans.
If you have already started a course and you get student loans, you’ll get your loan payments from the Student Loans Company (SLC) for the duration of your course.
The SLC hasn’t confirmed if EU students will still be eligible for student loans after 2018, so think carefully if you want to defer your place to the academic year 2019 to 2020.
Read the government's statement on funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019.
If you start in the academic year 2018 to 2019, you’ll pay fees at the same rate as UK students during your course, even if the UK leaves the EU before the end of your course.
Find out more about tuition fees for EU students.
Fees may increase in future years in line with government policy.
Erasmus + programme
If you start in the academic year 2018 to 2019, you can still apply to:
- study here as an Erasmus+ student
- take part in the Erasmus+ programme as a Sussex student.
You can contact our Study Abroad Officers for more information on the Erasmus + programme.
If you are an EU student, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate, Masters or PhD scholarships.
Find a Sussex scholarship.
Support for EU students
We are working with Universities UK, the British Council and the UK Government to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Contact the Student Funding Team if you have any questions about funding or loans.
Student Funding Team
- Telephone: 01273 872994. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
- Address: Student Life Centre, Bramber House, University of Sussex campus
Living in the UK
At Sussex, you'll join a community of students and staff from more than 140 countries, with one in four of our students from countries outside of the UK.
Brighton & Hove (just ten minutes from campus by train) is also a friendly, multicultural city with low levels of crime and a large student population.
Contact our International Student Support Team for advice on studying in the UK.
International Student Support team
- Telephone: +44 (0)1273 678422. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
- Address: International Student Support, Bramber House, University of Sussex campus. Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
The diversity of international students and activities made me want to study at Sussex.” Julie Lao
Technology and Innovation Management MSc