Over 50% of Romanian young people who chose to study abroad applied for studies at universities in the UK before 2021. This country remains in the top of young people’s preferences in terms of continuing their studies after graduating from high school, despite the major change that occurred last year. this, namely Brexit.
The diverse educational offer, with curricula constantly updated to the requirements of the labor market, the scholarships offered, but also the government loan granted to all young people in Europe to finance their studies, attracted millions of international students to the UK every year until Brexit.
However, on 23 June 2020, the UK Ministry of Education made the first official statement after Britain’s exit from the European Union on this government loan (Tuition Fee Loan):
“We confirm, starting today, that the eligibility rules for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, as well as their family members, who want to start classes in the UK in the academic year, starting in August 2021, are changing. Following our decision to leave the European Union, the aforementioned persons will no longer be eligible for home tax and financial support for undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced students at Student Finance England, for courses starting in the academic year 2022 / 23.
Will these changes affect me if I start studying in the UK in the fall of 2022?
Students who arrived in the UK by 31 December 2020 and applied for Pre-Settled or Settled status by 30 June 2021 will not need a visa and will be granted a government loan from September 2022 for the duration of their studies. . *
How are tuition fees and funding arrangements changing in the UK?
If you want to study in the UK from September 2022 you should know that you will not be able to benefit from the government loan if you have not obtained pre-settled / settled status and you will have visibly increased tuition fees.
An alternative method of financing studies in the UK (but also in the rest of Europe) is the study loan – FINS . You can access up to 25,000 EUR for bachelor’s or master ‘s studies from which you can cover any type of costs: tuition fees, rent, living costs, study materials, medical insurance, etc.
European students starting classes in the UK after 31 July 2021 will pay tuition fees as international students and will no longer benefit from the government loan granted so far.
This means that the fees for undergraduate programs will no longer be GBP 9,250 for all universities, but each university is free to set its own fee. Although some universities kept the £ 9,250 fee for European students, most universities did not. The fee therefore varies from GBP 9,250 / year to GBP 25,000 / year for undergraduate study programs and GBP 8,500-20,000 / year for master ‘s programs .
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