EU Referendum – Frequently Asked Questions
I am an EU student and am due to start or continue a degree programme at Guildhall in September 2017:
Will I still pay the same fees?
Yes. The government has guaranteed that EU students commencing courses in autumn 2017 will continue to pay the same tuition fees as UK students for the duration of their courses, even after the point the UK exits the EU. The Guildhall School will therefore not be making any change to the fees we have already published for EU students starting or continuing a programme in 2017.
Can I still get a loan?
Yes. The government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university for entry in autumn 2017 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course. This means that students applying to study for entry in autumn 2017 will not only be eligible for the same funding and support as they are now, but that their eligibility will continue throughout their course, even if the UK exits the European Union during that period. See statement from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Research and Innovation.
Will I need a visa?
The government has said the migration status of EU nationals in the UK is being discussed as part of wider discussions with the EU as it works on reaching an agreement protecting the status of EU nationals here and our citizens in Europe.
I am an Erasmus student coming to Guildhall: can I still study at the School?
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.
I am a Guildhall student thinking of studying abroad as an Erasmus student: can I still go?
Students from UK universities currently overseas on an Erasmus placement, and those considering applying to participate in Erasmus this academic year (2016–17) will not be affected by the referendum result.
Will Guildhall still be able to employ staff from other EU countries?
The UK remains a member of the EU for the time being and the government has confirmed that there will be no immediate changes to UK visa policies for university staff currently, or contemplating, coming to the UK from the EU. Universities UK is currently working to ensure the government takes steps to preserve the free movement of EU academic staff in the future. The Guildhall School will work closely with any colleagues who are affected by this to ensure that they are supported through this process.
What is Guildhall doing to ensure that EU students and staff will be able to continue to come to the School?
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. An immediate priority for Universities UK is to urge the government to take steps to ensure students from EU countries can continue to study at UK universities on the same terms after the UK leaves the European Union, and to preserve the free movement of EU academic staff.
This page was last updated on 11 October 2016