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Despite the UK having left the EU on 31st January 2020, the University of Chichester remain a friendly international community and we continue to welcome students from all over the world. 

If you are a national from an EU / EEA country or Switzerland (or if you are a family member of an EU/EEA/Swiss national), there are currently no restrictions on your right to study and work in the UK.  

However, the UK’s exit from the EU will result in various changes after the transition period ends on 31st December 2020. 

UK fee status and funding options explained

EU nationals are normally charged a lower “home” tuition fee rate. This is providing that you meet the eligibility criteria. Some students are also eligible for UK government funding. This may be a loan to cover the cost of the tuition fees or it may also include a maintenance loan. 

Nationals of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland can qualify for home fees and UK government support in some circumstances. For more information please see the links below. 

Information on how we assess home/international fees, please visit UKCISA

For more information on the eligibility criteria for funding please visit UKCISA

Undergraduate loan and the application process information can be found on the SFE website


Students starting their studies in 2020/2021 

You will continue to pay the same tuition fee as the UK students do for the duration of your course. 

You may also be able to access tuition fee and maintenance loans via Student Finance England (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria). This right for home fees and funding will continue for the remainder of your degree. 


Students starting their studies in 2021/2022 

If you are due to start your studies in academic year 2021-2022, you will not be eligible for home fee or the UK tuition fee loan. This means that you will be charged international tuition fees.  

This will not apply to students belonging to one of these categories:

  • Students who started their studies in academic year 2020-2021; or 
  • EU/EEA/Swiss nationals (and family members) benefiting  from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively; or
  • Irish nationals

Please visit UKCISA to see the full statement.

EU Settlement Scheme and visas explained

EU Settlement Scheme 

EU/EEA/Swiss students already in the UK (and in the UK by 31st December 2020) can apply under the EU settlement scheme to continue their stay in the UK. 

See our EU Settlement Scheme information.

Visa options from 1st January 2021 

Anyone arriving after 31st December will need to apply for an immigration permission. Please check the UKCISA website for the latest information relating to this.  

Further information

More information on Brexit and how it may impact on EU/EEA/Swiss nationals please visit UKCISA.

Alternatively, you can email the international student advisers ( 

Please note that this is for information only and although it has been carefully checked we cannot take responsibility for its accuracy.  

Make sure you keep checking the UK government’s website for information on latest Brexit developments.