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University Admission Guidelines for EU Students- Changes for EU applicants after the BREXIT

Admission Guidelines for EU Students

 University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

UNITED KINGDOM (UK) has left the European Union (EU) and the transition period has ended on December 31, 2020. This means that the UK has left the EU single market and customs union, and EU law no longer applies to the UK.

Therefore, EU students expect a lot of changes in the next academic year. Most EU students are not sure how this will affect their future studies. Can they continue their studies? In this blog post ACADEMIC EDUCATION will cover most of the changes for University admission related questions and will provide you Admission guidelines for EU Students. 

University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

The United Kingdom Is one of the most fascinating option for EU Students who intend to pursue higher degree, considering its student facilities. Higher education institutions, especially in England are some of the most popular around the globe. As an EU Student, you have to go through some certain phases to get yourself admitted in UK universities. here we come up with a standard guideline for admission process.

For EUROPEAN UNION (EU) students, completing your UK university application Directly to the Universities, our APPLICATION PORTAL or online using the centralised system, UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service), is usually the easiest part of the process. 

A few things to note here:

  • If you are planning to apply to Oxford or Cambridge the application process is a little different and different dates will apply to your application process so please contact the university directly for exact information.
  • You are encouraged to get your application in as early as possible as the most popular courses will fill up very quickly.
  • Students who did not achieve sufficient grades will often have to look for another place and this process is called clearing.

University Entry Requirements

Each course in the UK sets it own entry, so they vary considerably. Most degree programs in the UK will require that the student have passed either A-levels and attained certain grades, for example 4 B grades, or equivalent grades in a BTEC or GNVQ. So within a university different courses will have different requirements and universities as a whole may have certain requirements that all students will have to meet. For example, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge generally require all students to attend an interview, other universities will not require this.

Also, as an EU Student  you can still attend the University WITHOUT ANY QUALIFICATION even though you may not have taken A-levels and have not been educated in the UK system.

With your WORK EXPERIENCE some of the Universities will offer you certain courses, but you will need to contact the administrator of that program to find out what credentials from your home country you will need to provide.

University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

For most Universities and courses, your level of understanding and competency in English will be key to your acceptance in a major program such as a degree program. You will need to make sure you have a good level of English understanding and you can do this by taking one of the following commonly accepted tests of English ability:

  • IELTS– International English Language Testing System
  • UCLES– University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
  • University Internal English Test also acceptable. 
  • SOME of the University don’t even ask for it.

EU Students Need to prove immigration status to the UK Universities 

  • get a ‘share code’ to prove your status to others, for example- University or employers
  • update personal details in your UK Visas and Immigration account, for example your passport number or email address
  • check what rights you have in the UK, for example the right to work, rent or claim benefits

You can use this service if you:

  • have settled or pre-settled status
  • applied for a visa and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to scan your identity document on your phone

You cannot use this service if you have a vignette in your passport or a biometric residence permit to prove your immigration status.

There are different services for you to prove your right to work to an employer and to prove your right to rent to a landlord.

University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

View or prove your immigration status

You’ll need:

  • details of the identity document you used when you applied (your passport, national identity card, or biometric residence card or permit)
  • your date of birth
  • access to the mobile number or email address you used when you applied – you’ll be sent a code for logging in

Financial Advice for Students

The UK is one of the mostly accepted route for EU Students, and many applicants seek a degree from a British university because of the competitive verge that it will give them over those who study for a degree in their home country, as well as a higher salary once they graduate. So despite an involved application process and the overall cost, these are usually outweighed by the future returns, and should not put you off from applying for a higher education course in the UK.

EU Students are eligible for Student Finance (If they have a Settle or Pre-Settle Status). It will cover the University Tuition Fees (£9250 per year) and an optional maintenance cost too (£12000 to £18000 per year)

Student finance for  EU Students

You may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan and help with living costs if you’re from an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

Use the student finance calculator to see what finance you can get.

Tuition Fee Loan

Your university or college sets your tuition fee, and the loan is paid directly to them. You have to pay it back.

 2020 to 2021 academic year2021 to 2022 academic year
Full-time studentUp to £9,250Up to £9,250
Full-time student at a private university or collegeUp to £6,165Up to £6,165
Part-time studentUp to £6,935Up to £6,935
Part-time student at a private university or collegeUp to £4,625Up to £4,625

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Tuition Fee Loan.

University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

Help with living costs

You may be eligible for help with your living costs if both the following apply:

  • you’ve lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course
  • you have settled status

Example If your course begins on 20 September 2021, you must have lived in the UK since 1 September 2018.

Academic years start on 1 September, 1 January, 1 April or 1 July. Ask someone who runs your course if you do not know which one applies.

Student Finance from August 2021

If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

If you’re coming to the UK from 1 January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to study here.

Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs.

You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children.

If you’re a continuing student or you’ve already created an account, log in to your account.

University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

Before you apply

You start repaying once you earn over a certain amount. The size of your monthly repayments will depend on how much you earn, not what you owe.

You’ll be charged interest on the loan from the day you take it out. The terms and conditions can change.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for student finance.

If you’re under 25 and have no contact with your parents, you might be able to apply as an ‘estranged student’.

There’s a different process if you’re a student from ScotlandWales, or Northern Ireland. Contact the education authority if you live in the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey) or Isle of Man.

You can give someone permission to act on your behalf (for example using Power of Attorney) if you want them to apply for you.

Eligibility

Whether you qualify for student finance depends on:

  • your university or college
  • your course
  • if you’ve studied a higher education course before
  • your age
  • your nationality or residency status

Your university or college

This should be a university, college or other institution that offers a qualifying course.

Your course

Check with the university or college that your course is recognised.

University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

If you’re studying full-time

You may be eligible for student finance if your course is in the UK and one of the following:

  • a first degree, for example BA, BSc or BEd
  • a Foundation Degree
  • a Certificate of Higher Education
  • a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • a Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • a Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • an Initial Teacher Training course
  • an integrated master’s degree
  • a pre-registration postgraduate healthcare course

Check on the student finance calculator to find out which loans and grants you could be eligible for.

University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
University Admission Guidelines for EU Students

If you’re studying part-time

Your course needs a ‘course intensity’ of 25% or more for you to be eligible for student finance.

You’ll be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan if your course is in the UK and one of the following:

  • a first degree, for example BA, BSc or BEd
  • a Foundation Degree
  • a Certificate of Higher Education
  • a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • a Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • a Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • an Initial Teacher Training course
  • an integrated master’s degree

You’ll be eligible for a Maintenance Loan if your course is in the UK and one of the following:

  • a first degree, for example BA, BSc or BEd
  • an Initial Teacher Training course (if it’s degree level or above)
  • an integrated master’s degree
  • a Foundation Degree in dental hygiene and dental therapy
  • DipHE in dental hygiene and dental therapy or operating department practice

PLEASE VISIT STUDENT FINANCE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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University Admission Guidelines for EU Students
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