Since the Brexit vote in June 2016, many students from outside the UK but inside the European Union (EU) have been worried about the effects the vote will have on their university choices.
Nothing has changed yet
While the country is worried about what is going to happen post-Brexit, no changes have actually happened yet. This means that returning students and new students can continue to study and apply to study in the UK.
Financial support will continue to be provided to EU students
EU students beginning their studies in 2018 will still be able to access loans and grants from the Student Loans Company, even if the UK exits the EU during their degree duration, according to the Department for Education (DfE). Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has stated: "We have been clear about our commitment to the UK's world-class higher education sector. Through our modern industrial strategy and the additional £4.7 billion committed for research and innovation over the next five years, we are ensuring the UK has the skills and environment it needs to continue leading the way in academia and research. A key part of our success is attracting talent from across the globe. This will provide reassurance to the brightest minds from across Europe to continue applying to study in the UK, safe in the knowledge financial assistance is available if needed."
If you’re a UK student, you can still study abroad
If you're from the UK you can still study abroad. While many students may be rushing to get places, there has been no decision yet about what will happen to study abroad programmes. Speak to your chosen university about the programmes they offer and what you can do to ensure that you have a place on them.
The Mayor of London believes there is no need to panic
London Met alumnus and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has promised that “there is no need to panic... you are welcome here”, acknowledging the one million Europeans living in London. “We value the enormous contribution you make to our city and that will not change as a result of this referendum.”
Following on from his #LondonIsOpen campaign he said: "London is the best city in the world. It is creative, international, entrepreneurial and full of opportunities."
Every year, London Metropolitan University helps hundreds of students find places on full-time undergraduate degrees. You can start a course at London Met in September, but many are also available to start in January. Take a look at our full list of undergraduate courses or Journalism BA our course enquiries team for more information.
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