Information on changes for new EU students at City and the EU Settlement Scheme that allows EEA nationals and their family members to apply for the right to remain in the UK after 2020.
City is a diverse and multicultural community and we encourage you to apply to join us. We welcome students from more than 150 countries across the globe and around a third of our staff are from within the European Union (EU).
Our award-winning student services team is always on hand to provide assistance and support and we very much hope to welcome you to City.
Changes from 2021
Any students arriving to the UK after 31st December 2020 for any courses starting in 2021 will have to apply for a visa to study in the UK. The Government has introduced the new immigration system, which includes the newly announced Graduate Immigration Route.
EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in the 2021/22 academic year.
If you started your course in the academic year 2020/21 but are only joining the course in person after 31st December 2020, you need to apply for a Student Visa before travelling to the UK.
EU Settlement Scheme
The UK Government is committed to protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members currently living in the UK, including citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. This includes the right to live here, to study, work and access public services such as healthcare.
To retain these rights after the UK's exit from the EU, all current students and their family members must apply for EU Settlement Scheme. The process is free, online, straightforward and should take no more than 30 minutes.
The deadline for applying is 30th June 2021, providing you took residency in the UK before the 31st December 2020.
You should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme through the Government's website, which also carries full details of eligibility and required documents.
We also recommend the following advice on applications:
Student Finance for EU Students starting in 2021/22
EU/EEA students planning to start a course at City, University of London on or after 1 August 2021 must have settled or pre-settled status in the UK to access student finance. This does not apply to students who are Irish citizens.
If you’re an EU/EEA national and want more information on whether you’ll be eligible for student finance in 2021 to 2022, please see the Government guidance for EU students.
Student finance eligibility rules for the 2021/22 academic year can be found on the government policy on student finance eligibility 2021/22.