Bath Spa University remains committed to being an open, diverse and internationally-focused university that welcomes students from around the globe.

We're proud of our European student population and are delighted to welcome European applicants. We've gathered some information to help you understand what may be in place if you are from the EU/ EEA and are thinking of coming to study with us in 2020/21.

We have dedicated staff in place to support our applicants from the EU. If you have any questions or concerns that aren't answered here, please don't hesitate to contact our specialist immigration advisors on

Brexit and student fees

On 28 May 2019, the UK government confirmed that students who start a higher education course in England in September 2020 (referred to as the 2020-21 academic year) will remain eligible for ‘home fee status’ and financial support as before. This means all EU students who start their course at Bath Spa in September 2020 will pay the same fees as home students for the duration of their course. The Department for Education confirmed that EU students would remain eligible for this whether a deal for leaving the EU is in place or not.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has a series of short videos relating to the UK’s exit from the EU.

Brexit and visas

The UK left the EU on the 31 January 2020 with the Government's Withdrawal Agreement Bill. After the 31 January 2020, the UK entered a transition period, which will be in place until the 31 December 2020. 

During this time, you will be able to travel freely between the UK and the EU as before, and if you wish to remain in the UK after the 31 December 2020, you will be able to apply for pre-settled/settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme at any point before 30 June 2021.

Brexit and Erasmus+

The UK Government’s Withdrawal Agreement confirms the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ Programme until the end of the project in 2020. There are no predicted immediate changes, and despite the current uncertainty regarding Brexit, Bath Spa University remains committed to giving all inbound and outbound students the best experience we can offer.


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