What the EU referendum means for you


The official process of leaving the EU began on 22 May 2017. Negotiations are currently taking place and are expected to continue until approximately January 2020. Until the UK formally exits the EU at the end of these negotiations the status of EU students will remain the same.

We currently have over 1,800 students from the EU studying at Goldsmiths and we're extremely proud of our diverse community. Regardless of what happens, we'll keep building friendships across the world.

Please continue checking this page throughout the year, as we will continue to make updates as we receive more information.

Find out how the UK's exit from the EU ('Brexit') will affect you


Do I need a visa?

The immigration status of EU applicants and current EU students has not changed. You do not currently need a visa to study in the UK.

Are my fees going to change?

We pledge to keep fees for EU member state undergraduate students the same as those for UK students beginning their programme up to and including the academic year 2020-2021. Fees for programmes are set from the first year of your studies and will remain the same throughout your degree.

Funding for EU students

The government has confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, and postgraduate financial support for the academic year 2020-2021.

This means that EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university or further education institution in the 2020-2021 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. This will apply for the duration of your degree.

You can find out more about these funding options on the UK government website.

Are you still offering Erasmus+?

Yes. The Erasmus+ scheme, which allows students to work and study across Europe, will continue to be funded for at least the next three years.

EU student stories:

Fanny and Sabrina, two of our EU students, share their experiences of moving to the UK

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