Information for EU Applicants

Information for EU Applicants

Latest information for prospective students and applicants from the EU, and students who are planning an Erasmus+ exchange to or from Glasgow. 

Undergraduate applicants

Information for prospective undergraduates from the EU who have applied to study at the University of Glasgow.

Tuition fees for EU undergraduates starting in 2017

The Scottish Government has now confirmed free tuition in Scotland for EU students commencing their studies in 2017. Students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and retain that status for the duration of their studies. EU students enrolling iin 2017 continue to remain eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

Please visit the SAAS website for more information:


Postgraduate taught applicants

Information for prospective postgraduates from the EU who have applied to study at the University of Glasgow.

Tuition fees for EU postgraduates starting in 2017

The Scottish Government has now confirmed that fees for EU students commencing their studies in 2017 will be at the same level as UK students. Students will be admitted as UK/EU fee status students and retain that status for the duration of their studies. EU students enrolling in 2017 continue to remain eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

Please visit the SAAS website for more information:

 

Scholarships and funding for EU postgraduates

The University is offering a number of funding schemes for UK and EU postgraduate students entering in 2016. These schemes will continue for students entering in 2016. Further information is available on our scholarships pages.

Information on funding for students entering in 2017 will be available shortly.


Postgraduate research applicants

Tuition fees for EU postgraduate research students starting in 2017-18

While we currently expect that tuition fees for EU students entering in 2017 will continue to be set at the same level as that for UK students, future funding arrangements for EU students will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its future relationship.

Any future changes to the fee status of EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year will depend on the timing and terms of the UK's exit from the European Union and the and would require changes to existing UK and Scottish legislation. Indications are that the UK would leave the EU at the earliest in 2019, so it is unlikely that any changes would take effect until the academic year 2019/20. 

The University is working with the Scottish Government to try to preserve the fee status of EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year for the full duration of their degree. There is, however, a risk that EU students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year may become subject to international tuition fees for any years of study which follow the UK exit from the EU.

If you are thinking of applying for 2017 entry, we would encourage you to do so in the usual way. In the meantime, please see the Research Councils UK statement on international collaboration and Universities UK Brexit FAQs for universities and students for further information.

Scholarships and funding for EU postgraduate research students

The UK government has confirmed that Research Council studentships remain open to EU students starting courses in academic year 2017 to 2018  and, crucially, that the funding support will cover the duration of their course, even if the UK leaves the EU. Read press release.

The University is offering a number of funding schemes for UK and EU postgraduate students entering in 2017. Further information is available on our scholarships pages and Graduate School funding pages:


Erasmus+ applicants

Students from Glasgow planning to study at Erasmus partner institutions in 2016/17

The University of Glasgow will fully participate in the Erasmus Scheme in 2016/17 and until further notice.

UK and other nationals participating in, or about to participate in, the European Union’s Erasmus scheme will continue to be eligible for Erasmus grants. This will continue as normal until further notice.

UK nationals studying in another EU member state as part of the Erasmus Scheme will not require a visa to do so as your immigration status has not changed.

Students from Erasmus partner institutions planning to study in Glasgow in 2016/17

The University of Glasgow will fully participate in the Erasmus Scheme in 2016/17 and until further notice.

If you are participating in, or about to participate in, the European Union’s Erasmus scheme, you will continue to be eligible for Erasmus grants. This will continue as normal until further notice.

If you are a national of an EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, you do not require a visa to study in the UK. You should travel to the UK using your EU/EEA/Swiss passport or national ID card and there will be no restriction on studying. Your immigration status as an EU national has not changed and will continue to apply as normal. This will remain the case until further notice.


Message from the Principal

The EU referendum resulted in a narrow but clear decision for the UK to leave the European Union. This is not the result that I had personally hoped for, but I want you to know that nothing will change overnight.

There will be many months of negotiations under the EU treaties, and indeed there is no clarity yet on when negotiations will begin. There will be significant opportunities for the University of Glasgow to seek assurances and influence future policy, both as an institution in our own right and as a member of organisations such as the Russell Group, Universities UK and Universities Scotland.

EU Students who have been made an offer for 2016 (or 2017 deferred entry) will be unaffected. Given the complexity of exit negotiations it is unlikely that the current process and funding arrangements will change significantly in the short term. We are therefore encouraging those who are considering applying for 2017 entry to do so in the usual way, and we will keep all applicants informed if there are changes in policy.

I want to emphasise to my colleagues and to our students from the EU just how much this University values your contribution to our community. You are a vital and essential part of our University. The University of Glasgow was founded in the European tradition, and nothing will change our international outlook which will continue to look to Europe for our academic collaborations. 

There are obviously many questions to be addressed, not least with regard to research funding and current and future academic collaborations. Barring any unilateral action from the UK Government the ‘Leave’ vote will also have no immediate impact on the immigration status of European Union current and prospective students and staff. There will also be no immediate impact on the UK as a full member of Horizon 2020 and Erasmus. 

Please be assured that I, and my senior team, will be doing all that we can to ensure that the University of Glasgow’s voice is heard in these discussions and that I will continue to provide updates to staff and students throughout this process.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli