April 25, 2017
We have some great news to share with you. Our Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams has announced that EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities for the 2018/19 academic year will be eligible for financial support. This means that EU students will pay the same as Welsh students and will continue to receive funding for the full duration of their courses.
Kirsty Williams said: 'I am pleased to confirm that support will continue to be available for EU students. Wales has an internationally renowned higher education sector and it is vital that we continue to attract bright students from around the world to study and research at our universities. This 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. Our universities are central to our social and economic future, which value and celebrate their links with Europe, and thrive through the diversity of the people who come to them. We are 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 referendum result, we remain an outward looking and welcoming nation where we are committed to sharing knowledge across national borders.”
University of South Wales is proud to be a University with students from over 120 countries, and we want you to know that students from across the EU are welcome, and will remain welcome at USW. And remember that as an EU student, there is no change to your immigration status right now. Brexit will not affect any students who join us in 2017/18 or 2018/19. EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from Student Finance Wales and those EU nationals who intend to begin studying in the academic year 2018/19 will be eligible for the same tuition fee support as Welsh students.
We’ll continue to stay in touch with you and we’ll also post the latest information on the University’s website www.southwales.ac.uk
If you have further queries, please get in touch with us at Europe@southwales.ac.uk