Cranfield is a global university and we are proud to welcome students from across the world to our University every year. This academic year has seen people from over 100 countries arrive at our University eager to learn, develop their thinking and make their impact on the world.

During the next two years of negotiations, little will change in the UK’s relationship with the European Union, and our strong relationships with our European students, incoming European students and European partners will continue.

As a University, we will continue to adapt to changing circumstances as we see them developing.

Notes for editors

Following the United Kingdom’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, there will be a period of up to two years of negotiation between the UK Government and the European Union over the terms of the UK’s exit.

During this period of negotiation, the UK will remain a full member of the European Union and during this time there will be:

  • No change in the immigration status of current and prospective EU Students

  • No change in the immigration status of EU staff

  • No change in the participation of programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

The UK Government has also announced the following:

  • Current university students from the EU and those applying to courses starting in 2017–18 will not see any changes to their loan eligibility or fee status. This guarantee will apply for the full duration of the course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

  • There will be no change to the tuition fee status of current EU students attending UK universities or those applying to courses at UK universities starting in 2017–18. Current EU students studying at UK universities will pay the same fees as 'home' students for the full duration of their course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

  • EU nationals starting courses in the next academic year (2017-18) will continue to be eligible for Research Council PhD studentships to help fund their studies for the full duration of their course. This will be the case even if the course finishes after the UK has left the European Union.

  • European Commission research grants, including Horizon 2020 programme grants, awarded while the UK is still a member of the EU will be guaranteed by the Treasury. This will be the case even when the project continues beyond the UK's departure from the EU.

  • There will be no change to the UK university sector's ability to participate in EU research and innovation programmes while the UK is still a member of the EU.


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