Information for EU students

Information for EU students

Latest information for current students from the EU and Erasmus+ exchange to or from Glasgow. 

Undergraduate students

There is no change as a result of the vote for the UK to leave the EU. Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the referendum. The fee levels that you are currently charged have not changed as a result of the referendum, and neither has your entitlement to any support you may currently receive from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

The Scottish Government has confirmed, following the referendum, that "there has been no change in current funding arrangements and that eligible EU students already studying in Scotland or commencing their studies in the coming months will continue to benefit from free tuition and, for those who meet the residency requirement, associated living cost support."

This is also the case for students with dual nationality, i.e. domiciled outside the EU but holding an EU passport.


Postgraduate taught students

There is no change as a result of the vote for the UK to leave the EU. Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the referendum. The fee levels that you are currently charged have not changed as a result of the referendum, and neither has your entitlement to any support you may currently receive from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

The Scottish Government has confirmed, following the referendum, that "there has been no change in current funding arrangements and that eligible EU students already studying in Scotland or commencing their studies in the coming months will continue to benefit from free tuition and, for those who meet the residency requirement, associated living cost support."

This is also the case for students with dual nationality, i.e. domiciled outside the EU but holding an EU passport.


Postgraduate research students

EU students are presently eligible for fees-only funding under Research Council support for postgraduate training. EU students eligible for RCUK support under current rules will continue to be eligible for RCUK fees-only support if currently undertaking or about to start in the 2016/17 academic year, and will continue to receive fees-only funding for the duration of their courses. Future funding arrangements for EU students will be determined as part of the UK’s discussions on its future relationship.

For more information please see the Research Councils UK statement on international collaboration


Erasmus+ students

Glasgow students currently studying at an Erasmus partner institution overseas

Your immigration status in your host country has not changed as a result of the referendum and you will continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant funding.

Erasmus partner students currently studying in Glasgow

Your immigration status in the UK has not changed as a result of the referendum and you will continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant funding.


Europe forum - Thursday 25 August

This first in a series of open-forums for staff and students was held Kelvin Gallery 25 August. The forum provided an opportunity for University staff and students to make comment or ask questions of the senior leadership team and the President of the SRC. The panel consted of:

Christine Barr - Director of Human Resources
Joe Galloway - Finance Office Research
Ameer Ibrahim - SRC President
Miles Padgett - Vice-Principal - Research
Rachel Sandison - Director, Marketing, Recuitment and International Office

 

 

 

 

 

 
Future events will be announced shortly.

Europe Forum - 25 August


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