UK continues funding support for EU students

The UK government announced yesterday that EU students applying to English university or further education institutes for the 2017-18 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants which will continue for their course duration, even if the UK leave the EU during their studies.

The UK government announced yesterday that EU students applying to English university or further education institutes for the 2017-18 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants which will continue for their course duration, even if the UK leave the EU during their studies.

The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who are applying to study a course which starts in the 2017 to 2018 academic year and which attracts student support, are also unchanged. Student Finance England (SFE) will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/or loans by the SFE will then be eligible for this support and for home fee status for the duration of their study. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from August 2017, EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least 5 years or be EEA migrant workers in order to apply for a maintenance loan.

GOV.UK press release

What this means for Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London welcomes students from all around the world. EU students are an important part of our #LboroFamily and atmosphere at both our campuses. EU current students and students applying for 2017-18 entry will continue to be eligible for the same funding as UK students.

Loughborough University London also has a vast array of scholarships and bursaries on offer to EU students; applications beginning next month (November 2016).

Find out more about EU student funding on the GOV.UK website.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.