Information for applicants

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national, and you’re thinking of coming to study in the UK, there are a few practical things that might change now that the UK has left the EU. These changes will depend on when you arrive in the UK and when you start your course.

Please refer to full guidance from UKCISA, released in May 2021.

If you are a UK national living in the EU, EEA or Switzerland or an Irish national, these changes will not apply to you. Please see further information below.

Last reviewed: 29 June 2021

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Information for EU, EEA or Swiss nationals

Starting before 31 July 2021


If you are an EU student joining Oxford Brookes in January 2021, you’ll pay the same ‘home’ fee as a UK student. You’ll also be eligible for undergraduate or postgraduate financial support. EEA and Swiss students will continue to pay international fees unless exemption criteria applies.

This guarantee also extends to Advanced Learner loans, FE and apprenticeships support. The Government announced on 4 July 2019 that EU postgraduates will remain eligible for UKRI studentships for courses starting in 2020/21.

Visas and immigration

Check your eligibility for the EU Settlement Scheme or apply for a student visa. Find out more about visa and immigration.

Starting in September 2021 or beyond


From September 2021, students from the EU will have to pay international student fees as listed on our course pages. If you have Pre-settled or Settled status and have been resident in the UK, Gibraltar, EEA and Switzerland for 3 years, you are likely to still be eligible for 'home' fees and funding. Please refer to full guidance from UKCISA, released in May 2021.

We deeply value our students from the EU and we will continue to do all we can to welcome EU students long into the future. Therefore we are delighted to offer a new £4,000 scholarship to EU students taking degree courses at Oxford Brookes in the academic year 2021/22. If you meet the criteria, this scholarship will be applied automatically as a discount to your tuition fees across all years of study.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for more detailed information on tuition fees and funding that’s available to you.

Visas and immigration

Check your eligibility for the EU Settlement Scheme or apply for a student visa. Find out more about visa and immigration.


Your healthcare and insurance will vary depending on whether you have a visa or are applying for the EU Settlement Scheme. Find out more about healthcare and insurance.

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Information for Irish nationals

If you are an Irish national, these changes do not apply to you. The British Ambassador to Ireland has given these words of reassurance:

“The rights and privileges UK and Irish nationals enjoy in each other’s countries will continue, whatever the circumstances of the UK’s exit from the EU. British citizens in Ireland and Irish citizens in the UK will continue to be able to live and work in each other’s countries, and to access healthcare, education, social welfare and benefits including state pensions.”

This is because the UK and Ireland belong to the Common Travel Area that predates the current EU arrangements that will be ending.

Please refer to full guidance from UKCISA, released in May 2021.

Information for UK students living in the EU

UK nationals who live in EU countries, countries in the EEA or Switzerland will be eligible for home fee status if they start their studies in the UK before 1 January 2028.