How will Brexit affect British nationals studying in the Netherlands?

December 24, 2020, 4 pm: The information on this page will possibly be updated in accordance with the partnership between the EU and the UK.

Up to and including 31 December 2020 a transition period is 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 whether you fall under the withdrawal agreement.

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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 if you continue to live in the Netherlands. You will still be entitled to receive student finance and to pay statutory tuition fees if you still meet the other conditions. This applies even if you start a new course after 31 December 2020.

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. 

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.