Manchester Metropolitan University

EU referendum result: information for students

Frequently Asked Questions

The outcome of the EU referendum in the UK raises many questions.

It will take some time for the full impact of this decision to become clear. The most important thing to understand is that nothing will change straight away. Legislation means that it will be a minimum of two years, at the very earliest, before the UK can leave the EU.

We have answered some FAQs below, and will continue to update this website as further information becomes available. Do return to this page if you can’t find the answer you are looking for today.

I am a non-UK EU student…

currently studying at the University

‌Will I be able to continue with my studies?

Yes, you will be able to continue with your studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Does this mean my immigration status has changed? Will I have to return to my home country?

No, it doesn’t. Your immigration status has not changed and therefore you will be able to continue with your studies. You do not need to return to your home country.

What does this mean for the fees that I pay?

Tuition Fees:

Manchester Metropolitan University has made a commitment to all current and prospective non-UK EU students that their tuition fees will remain the same as those for UK students up to and including the academic year 2018-2019. This means that non-UK EU students joining a course by September 2018 will pay the same fees as UK students for the duration of their course, provided there is no break in study. 

Student Loans and Grants:

The UK Government has (October 2016) announed that EU students applying for a place at an English University commencing in the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course.  This will be the case even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

The Government has not yet confirmed the position with regard to EU student fees and loans for 2018-19 courses.  We will update this page as soon as the necessary information becomes available.

Read the Government Statement.

Am I still entitled to a student loan?

Undergraduate and Postgraduate non-UK EU students are still entitled to a student loan. Please read the statement from the Student Loans Company.

Does this change my entitlement to student accommodation?

No, your entitlement to student accommodation remains unaffected.

 

currently studying under the Erasmus+ programme

Does this mean my immigration status has changed? Will I have to return to my home country?

No, it doesn’t. Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and you will be able to continue with your studies. You do not need to return to your home country.

Will I lose my entitlement to the Erasmus+ grant?

You will continue to be eligible for your Erasmus+ grant. Your entitlement to the Erasmus grant will continue until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU and it could well be extended beyond this. It will be a minimum of two years, at the earliest, before the UK can leave the EU. Please read the statement from Erasmus+.

Will I be able to work in the UK whilst studying at Manchester Metropolitan?

Yes, during the transition period the UK will remain a member of the EU and will be bound by EU legislation. This means that if you are currently eligible to work in the UK you will be able to continue to do so.

with a place to start at the University in 2017/18

Does this mean my immigration status has changed? Will I still be able to take up my University place?

No, your immigration status has not changed. Yes, you will still be able to take your place at the University.

What does this mean for the fees that I pay?

Tuition Fees:

Manchester Metropolitan University has made a commitment to all current and prospective non-UK EU students that their tuition fees will remain the same as those for UK students up to and including the academic year 2018-2019. This means that non-UK EU students joining a course by September 2018 will pay the same fees as UK students for the duration of their course, provided there is no break in study. 

Student Loans and Grants:

The UK Government has (October 2016) announed that EU students applying for a place at an English University commencing in the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course.  This will be the case even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

The Government has not yet confirmed the position with regard to EU student fees and loans for 2018-19 courses.  We will update this page as soon as the necessary information becomes available.

Read the Government Statement.

The UK Government has now (October 2016) announed that EU students applying for a place at an English University in the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course.  This will be the case even if your course finishes after the UK has left the EU. 

Read the Government Statement.

Am I still entitled to a student loan?

Undergraduate and Postgraduate non-UK EU students are still entitled to a student loan. Please read the statement from the Student Loans Company.

Does this change my entitlement to student accommodation?

No – you will still have access to the same student accommodation options. Based on current information there is no reason to assume any change to this entitlement.

coming to study in the UK under the Erasmus+ programme in 2017/18

Does this mean my immigration status has changed? Will I still be able to come to Manchester?

Yes, you will still be able to come to study here. Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the referendum vote.

Will I lose my entitlement to the Erasmus+ grant?

Your entitlement to the Erasmus+ grant will continue until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU and it could well be extended beyond this. It will be a minimum of two years, at the earliest, before the UK can leave the EU. Please read the statement from Erasmus+.

planning to come and study in the UK in 2017/18 or 2018/19

What does this mean for the fees that I pay?

Tuition Fees:

Manchester Metropolitan University has made a commitment to all current and prospective non-UK EU students that their tuition fees will remain the same as those for UK students up to and including the academic year 2018-2019. This means that non-UK EU students joining a course by September 2018 will pay the same fees as UK students for the duration of their course, provided there is no break in study. 

Student Loans and Grants:

The UK Government has (October 2016) announed that EU students applying for a place at an English University commencing in the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course.  This will be the case even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

The Government has not yet confirmed the position with regard to EU student fees and loans for 2018-19 courses.  We will update this page as soon as the necessary information becomes available.

Read the Government Statement.

Does this change my entitlement to student accommodation?

No – you will still have access to the same student accommodation options. Based on current information there is no reason to assume any change to this entitlement

I am UK student…

currently studying under the Erasmus+ programme

Does this mean my immigration status has changed? Will I have to leave the country I am studying in and return to the UK?

No. Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and you will be able to continue with your studies as normal.

Will I lose my entitlement to the Erasmus+ grant?

No. Your entitlement to the Erasmus+ grant will continue until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU and it could well be extended beyond this. It will be a minimum of two years, at the earliest, before the UK can leave the EU. Please read the statement from Erasmus+.

who will be studying abroad under the Erasmus+ programme in 2016/17

Does this mean my immigration status has changed? Will I still be able to continue with my plans?

Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and you will be able to continue with your studies as normal.

Will I lose my entitlement to the Erasmus+ grant?

No. Your entitlement to the Erasmus+ grant will continue until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU and it could well be extended beyond this. It will be a minimum of two years, at the earliest, before the UK can leave the EU. Please read the statement from Erasmus+.

All students…

I am concerned about my safety and feel anxious. Is there anyone I can talk to?

If you feel you have experienced any form of bullying and harassment (including hate crimes) at the University, there are several people you can talk to.

 Hate crimes can be reported in several ways:

I have a question that has not been answered here

Send your question to euref@mmu.ac.uk and we will answer it as quickly as possible.

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