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.

Advice to EU students

The UK Council for International Student Affairs has published the following advice for students on post-Brexit rules and entitlements.

Your rights as an EU citizen

There will be no change to the status of EU citizens living in the UK until at least 2021.

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.

Student loans

If you're planning to start in the academic year 2019-20, you're still eligible for student loans 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.

Read the UK government's statements on funding for EU students for 2019-20.

Tuition fees

If you're planning to start in the academic year 2019-20, 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 in 2019-20.

Fees may increase in future years in line with government policy. 

Erasmus + programme

If you start in the academic year 2019 to 2020, 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

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