Impact of Brexit on higher education and research

Brexit will affect higher education and research. 

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Dutch students in the UK

Impact of Brexit on tuition fees and student finance 

  • The Netherlands has no influence on the tuition fees charged to EU students in the UK. The UK government has announced that tuition fees for EU students in the UK will not change as a result of Brexit in the  2020/2021 academic year. These EU students will pay the same tuition fees for the entire duration of their course.
  • EU nationals who start studying in the UK in the 2021-2022 academic year or later will no longer pay the same tuition fees as British nationals. This was decided by the UK government. These students will have to pay international fees. The amount will depend on the university and course.

  • Brexit will not affect the entitlement of Dutch nationals studying or planning to study in the UK to Dutch student finance.

British nationals studying in the Netherlands

Impact of Brexit on tuition fees and student finance

If you are already living in the Netherlands on or before 31 December 2020

In this case, you fall under the withdrawal agreement. For British students who are living in the Netherlands before the transition period ends on 31 December 2020 nothing will change with regard to the entitlement to pay statutory tuition fees and receive student finance. This applies even if you start a new course after the transition period ends.

If you come to live in the Netherlands after 31 December 2020

In this case you do not fall under the withdrawal agreement. British nationals will be treated as non-EU/EEA citizens. The type of residence permit you hold will determine whether you are entitled to receive student finance and pay statutory tuition fees. In most cases you will be not be entitled to receive student finance and pay statutory tuition fees, and will have to pay institutional fees

Impact of Brexit on Erasmus+/Horizon 2020 programmes

The UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ (2014-2020) and Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) programmes until the transition period ends on 31 December 2020. Projects financed under these programmes may be completed after the end of the transition period.

It is not yet clear whether the UK will be able to participate in the upcoming Erasmus+ (2021-2027) and Horizon Europe (2021-2027) programmes.