October 17, 2016
We are pleased to confirm that we have now received an update from the Welsh Government about the funding that will be available for EU students starting their course in 2017/18.
EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities for the 2017-18 academic year will be eligible for loans and grants in the same way as students who started their course in the 2016/17 intake. This funding will be guaranteed for the duration of study if students continue to satisfy all eligibility requirements.
Our Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams has said:
“We want to make sure Welsh universities continue to attract the best and brightest from across the EU despite the uncertainty following the vote for Brexit. Our decision not only provides welcome certainty for our universities and colleges regarding future funding, but also assures prospective EU students they will not have the terms of their funding changed if the UK leaves the EU during their studies.
“The Welsh Government is determined to protect Wales’ reputation as a friendly and tolerant place to study and carry out world-class research. Whatever the long-term implication of the vote, we remain an outward looking and welcoming nation where we are committed to sharing knowledge across national borders.”