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 are considering applying, or have applied, to study at the University of Glasgow.

Tuition fees for EU undergraduates starting in academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21

The Scottish Government has confirmed free tuition in Scotland for eligible EU students commencing their studies in 2019 and 2020. Students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and retain that status for the duration of their studies. EU students enrolling in 2019 and 2020 continue to remain eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

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Postgraduate taught applicants

Information for prospective postgraduate students from the EU who are considering applying, or have applied, to study at the University of Glasgow.

Tuition fees for EU postgraduates starting in academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21

The Scottish Government has confirmed that fees for eligible EU students commencing their studies in 2019/20 and 2020/21 will be at the same level as those for UK students. Eligible students will be admitted as UK/EU fee status students and retain that status for the duration of their studies. EU students enrolling in academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21 continue to remain eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

Funding for EU postgraduates starting in academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) offer a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 for all eligible full-time taught postgraduate students from non-UK EU countries.

Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Applications for funding are open from April and repayment will be added to any existing undergraduate loans if applicable.

Please visit the SAAS website for more funding information:

You can also search for relevant scholarships through our scholarship database.


Postgraduate research applicants

Information for prospective postgraduate research students from the EU who are considering applying, or have applied, to study at the University of Glasgow.

Tuition fees for EU postgraduate research students starting in academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21

The Scottish Government has confirmed that fees for eligible EU students commencing their studies in academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21 will be at the same level as those for UK students. Eligible students will be admitted as UK/EU fee status students and retain that status for the duration of their studies. 

Scholarships and funding for EU postgraduate research students 2019/20

The UK government has confirmed that EU nationals will remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2019/20 to help cover costs for the duration of their study. Read press release.

The University is offering a number of funding schemes for UK and EU postgraduate students entering in 2019/20. Further information is available on our scholarships pages and Graduate School funding pages:


Erasmus+ applicants

Students from Erasmus partner institutions planning to study in Glasgow

The University of Glasgow will fully participate in the Erasmus Scheme 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.


24 June 2016 - Initial statement 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