Notes for EU students applying in October 2020 and beyond

This page is to keep you updated as we process changes to arrangements for EU students starting courses in October 2021 and beyond.

15 October update

We held a webinar for prospective students applying this year or next year from an EU country on 8 October. Do let us know if you are an EU student and would like access to the recording.

28 July update

EU students wishing to commence their studies in October 2021 entry will be eligible to apply for Christ's College International Awards. These awards are worth £10,000 per annum and may be accompanied by a full or partial waiver of the College Fee (currently £9,400 per annum). More information is available on our page on international financial support.

7 July update:

UK nationals living in the EU/EEA will qualify for Home Fee status until 2027. Please read UK Gov page on Living in Europe (there is a section under the heading 'Returning to the UK for study').

If you do not have a UK passport but think that you might be able to get one, this may be worth looking into:

23 June update:

On 23 June we recieved the following information from the Universities Minister:

I am today confirming the eligibility rules for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals, and their family members, who wish to commence courses in England in the Academic Year starting in August 2021. Following our decision to leave the EU, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22.

This change [...] will not affect students starting courses in academic year 2020/21, nor those EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively. It will also not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

EU, other EEA and Swiss students, staff and researchers make an important contribution to our universities. I want that contribution to continue and am confident – given the world-leading quality of our higher education sector – that it will.

Information about overseas costs is on our costs page, however please wait for further information, as mentioned below.

What happens next?

Now that the government has announced its decision, universities across the UK are working on information and arrangements for EU students. We do not yet have full information from the UK government about arrangements so this will take a little time. We encourage you to come back to this page in due course for information about any support we are able to offer for Cambridge applicants at University/College level.

The University page to keep an eye on is here. At Christ's, we will be updating our page on international financial support in due course.


Other notes for EU students starting in Oct 2021

These notes may be a bit random, but we will put details here that may be relevant as we come across them, and then later on we hope to make a more oragnised page for you, once more information is confirmed.

From the Medical Schools Council:

  • EU students starting medical degrees from Oct 2021 should apply for Tier 4 visas (you can see that there's a page about the process for this in our offer holders secton). After graduation, when you start the Foundation programme (see Medicine course information) you should switch to a Tier 2 Visa which allows three years from the point of arrival. The immigration health surcharge is being scrapped for healthcare workers and so you would be covered during Foundation.

Further Links

Costs page / Christ's international students section / International student comments and profiles