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Birkbeck and the European Union

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If you are from the European Union and you enrol on a course that starts next year (2017/18), your fee and loan eligibility will be entirely unaffected for the full duration of your course. There will be no immediate impact on the immigration status of any applicant, student or member of staff. 

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How does the EU referendum vote affect you?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are a student and would like to talk to someone in person about how the EU referendum result might affect you, please visit the Student Advice Centre or call us on  +44 (0)20 7631 6316.

To request a call from a current EU or international student, or to arrange a face to face meeting with the IO, please .

If you are a staff member, please refer to the Human Resources page of the staff intranet.

Birkbeck welcomes EU students and staff

This year Birkbeck was ranked as one of the most international universities in the world, because of the diversity of our students and staff and our high level of international collaborations.

We will continue to welcome students, staff and visitors from across the EU and further afield. We are very proud of this diversity and the contribution all of our students and staff make to a vibrant learning experience at London’s evening university.

Leaving the EU will not happen quickly – there will be a gradual exit process over at least two years. Meanwhile, the UK will continue as a full member of the European Union and continue to fulfil its obligations. We are committed to working with other higher education bodies to ensure the interests of our applicants and students are protected going beyond 2017/18.

Watch the videos on the right of this page, to see welcome messages from Professor Stephen Frosh, Pro Vice Master Internationalisation and Head of International Recruitment, Lauren Prone.

Tuition fees

Birkbeck will not change the already published 2017/18 tuition fees for EU students. EU students who are registered at Birkbeck in 2017/18 (either as a new or continuing student) will be charged the home student fee for the duration of their course.

Student loans

EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education or who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the Student Loans Company, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course.

Find out more (SLC website).

EU connections

The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 programme has not changed as a result of the referendum vote. Existing project grants and contracts will be honoured unless or until advised otherwise. At this very early stage, like all UK universities, we cannot know exactly how the many connections our university has to the EU will be affected in the long-term, but Birkbeck remains as committed to our EU and international partnerships as ever.