How will Brexit affect British nationals studying in the Netherlands?

Until 31 December a transition period will be in place. During this period, Brexit will not affect your tuition fees or student finance, as all EU agreements and rules will still apply to the UK. After 31 December 2020 the situation may change, depending on what the UK and the EU agree and whether you fall under the withdrawal agreement.

After the transition period

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

In this case, you fall under the withdrawal agreement. This means nothing will change for you after the transition period. You will still be entitled to receive student finance and to pay statutory tuition fees if you still meet the other conditions.

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

In this case, you do not fall under the withdrawal agreement. Levels of tuition fees and student finance for British nationals who come to the Netherlands after the transition period are not yet clear. This depends the agreements between the EU and the UK about their future relationship.

If no agreements are made, British nationals will be treated as non-EU citizens. The type of residence permit you hold  will determine whether you are entitled to receive student finance and pay statutory tuition fees or must pay institutional fees.