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EU referendum - message to current and future students

Strathclyde is well-recognised for its global outlook and the diverse, international make up of our student and staff communities.

You will be aware of the outcome of the referendum and the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Rest assured that nothing will change in the short term.

The formal consequences of this decision will be subject to a process of negotiation over several years with many opportunities for the University to influence key decisions. Throughout the transition, our focus will be on ensuring we continue to offer an environment that is international in outlook, well-funded, and an attractive destination for talented people from across Europe and beyond.

All of our students are very important to us and we look forward to welcoming many more from across the globe in the future.

We are working with the Scottish Government to protect the benefits of EU membership.

Tuition fees for EU undergraduates starting in 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will extend its guarantee around free tuition for EU undergraduate students joining Strathclyde in the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years.

EU students who meet the appropriate residence conditions in the EEA will be entitled to tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). This will apply to students for the duration of their studies.

If you’re thinking of applying for 2019 or 2020 entry, please apply in the usual way for your course, and check the SAAS website for more information.

Tuition fees for EU postgraduates starting in 2018/2019

EU postgraduate students joining Strathclyde in 2018/19 will continue to be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students. If you’re thinking of applying for 2018 entry, please apply in the usual way.

We're currently awaiting confirmation of the situation for postgraduate study commencing academic year 2019/20.

Tuition fees for EU students who started in 2016 and 2017

The Scottish Government confirmed that there is no change to the funding arrangements for the duration of studies of our current EU students and those commencing in 2016-17, and freedom of movement provisions are also unchanged. There is also no immediate impact on incoming or outgoing Erasmus exchanges.

Future changes to tuition fees for EU undergraduates & postgraduates

Future changes to the fee status of EU students enrolling at Strathclyde will depend on the timing and terms of the UK's exit from the EU and would also require changes to existing UK and Scottish legislation.

We will keep you informed of further relevant developments.

Best wishes,

Professor Sir Jim McDonald
Principal and Vice-Chancellor