EU Referendum: Guildhall School statement
The Guildhall School has always been proud to welcome talented students and staff from across the globe
The Guildhall School has always been proud to welcome talented students and staff from across the globe. We value the diversity of cultures in this institution. EU students and staff are an essential part of our cultural fabric and we welcome them to the School with open arms.
Our determination to engage with talented people around the world has only increased as a result of the referendum vote and we expect our internationalisation work to continue to grow; we want to be clear to all potential students and staff members that the UK remains a vibrant, tolerant, open and enthusiastically international country.
There is no change to the immigration status of EU students with a place to start or continue their studies at the Guildhall School in September 2016, and no change of access to the student loan book, or student fee status. At this stage there is no reason to suggest any different for 2017 applicants either. At least a two year negotiation is foreseen and the UK will remain a member of the EU in the intervening period. We would encourage applicants for 2017 to apply directly to the School as usual, and we will inform applicants if there is any subsequent change in policy.
EU students coming to study at the Guildhall School under the Erasmus programme will continue to be eligible for their Erasmus grant until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU.
The Guildhall School has been working closely throughout the referendum process with advocacy bodies Universities UK and London Higher, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks and months to seek further clarity from the UK government on its plans for higher education.