Following the results of the 2016 referendum the UK has triggered article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, formally expressing its intent to leave the EU, and has now begun negotiations in order to prepare to exit the bloc.

During this period of uncertainty, we at ULIP understand that many of our staff, students and prospective students will have questions about possible changes to student services, fees and finances.

While we don’t anticipate any immediate changes to provision for EU or UK students studying at ULIP in 2017-18 – negotiations to exit the EU are expected to take up to two years and so it is unlikely that the UK will leave the bloc before spring 2019 – there are, nonetheless, some points of which to be aware in this interim period.

ULIP remains committed to academic and cultural exchange and welcomes UK, EU, and international students seeking to obtain the best of a British education on the continent of Europe.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email: contact@ulip.lon.ac.uk Tel.: +33 (0) 144117383


EU Students studying or applying to study at ULIP:

 

Will I still be able to study at ULIP?

Yes – absolutely! ULIP has a long history of welcoming students from across the globe and will remain open all students with a thirst for knowledge, regardless of their nationality. 

What rate of tuition fees will I be required to pay?

The UK government has confirmed that, provided they meet European residency requirements, all EU students starting courses at British universities in the 2017-18 academic year will continue to pay the Home (UK & EU) rate of tuition fees (i.e. £9250 for 2017-18) for the duration of their course.

At present, no guarantee has been given as to the rate of tuition fees that will be charged to EU students beginning courses in 2018-19 or subsequent academic years.

ULIP, alongside other UK universities is continuing to put pressure on the government to extend this fee guarantee to incoming students in 2018-19, too. 

As an EU student, will I still be eligible for UK Student finance?

Yes, subject to the same UK or European Residency requirements as previously. All EU students starting their course in the 2017-18 academic year will continue to be eligible for Student Finance, receiving loans and / or grants from the Student Loans Company to pay their tuition fees (and, under certain conditions, to support their living costs). This financial support is guaranteed for the duration of your course. 

I have an offer to start studying at ULIP in the academic year 2017-2018 – can I defer my place to 2018-19?

While ULIP is very happy to accept deferrals from students with positive plans for a year out, given that the UK government has offered no guarantee as to which rate of tuition fees and what level of support EU students will receive from 2018-19 onwards, we would recommend that you consider your options very carefully before making the decision to defer your offer from us. 

Will I need a visa to study in France?

No. EU nationals do not currently need a visa to live, study, or work in France. These arrangements will be unaffected by the UK’s exit from the EU. 

Will I be eligible for access to healthcare and other benefits in France?

Yes. EU residents are currently eligible for a range of benefits in France, including basic health cover and housing benefit. These arrangements will be unaffected by the UK’s exit from the EU.

 

British students studying or applying to study at ULIP:

 

Will I still be able to study at ULIP?

Yes – absolutely! British students have been studying at ULIP since long before Britain’s entry into the EU and will continue to do so long after the UK exits the bloc.

What rate of tuition fee will I be required to pay?

All students who are assessed as having Home (UK) status will continue to be charged the Home rate of tuition fees. This currently stands at £9250 for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Will I still be eligible for UK Student Finance?

Yes – all home students studying at ULIP will continue to be eligible for Student Finance, receiving loans and / or grants from the Student Loans Company to pay their tuition fees and support their living costs.

I have an offer to start studying at ULIP in the academic year 2017-2018 – can I defer my place to 2018-19?

Yes – ULIP is always happy to defer a place to the following year for students with worthwhile plans and projects for a gap year. Students looking to defer their place to 2018-19 should bear in mind that the UK’s exit from the EU in 2019 may affect some of the conditions of their time in France. 

Will I need a visa to study in France?

No. UK nationals do not currently need a visa to live, study, or work in France. We do not anticipate that immigration regulation regarding UK nationals will change during the negotiation period, but it may do so when the UK exits the EU in 2019. 

Will I be eligible for access to healthcare and other benefits in France?

Yes. UK residents are currently eligible for a range of benefits in France, including basic health cover and housing benefit. We do not anticipate any changes to this provision during the negotiation period.Once the UK has left the EU, students who are no longer eligible for a European Health Insurance Card would be able to access basic health cover in France by registering for sécurité sociale étudiante via ULIP (217 euros for the 2017-18 academic year).

 

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