Fees and Funding
The Welsh Government announced that students from the EU (outside the UK) and Wales will not have to pay tuition fees higher than the current level. This means that, students who live in Wales or EU (outside the UK) will receive a grant of up to £4,954 from the Welsh Government.
Welsh and EU students can also apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the remaining £4,046. Both the Tuition Fee Grant and Loan will be paid directly to the University on behalf of the student. Students will start repaying the loan only once they graduate or left the course.
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 support from loans and grants.
How will the UK leaving the EU affect my tuition fees and loan entitlement?
Current students and those applying to start study in the remainder of the 2016/17 Academic year
EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher or further education, and who are eligible to receive loans and/or grants from Student Finance Wales ('SFW') will continue to remain eligible for these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance provided to eligible EU students by SFW. This includes support to cover tuition fees, loans and grants for maintenance, and some other grants and allowances. These students are also entitled to home fee status. This also applies to students who have not yet started their course, but who will do so before the end of the 2016/17 Academic Year.
Students beginning study in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 Academic years
As for students studying in the 2016/17 Academic Year, the eligibility rules regarding student support and home fee status applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who wish to enter the UK to study a course in Wales which starts in either the 2017/18 or the 2018/19 Academic Year and which attracts student support, are also unchanged. SFW will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/or loans by SFW will then be eligible for this support and for home fee status for the duration of their course.
For EU students that plan to start their course after the UK has left the European Union, fees and loan entitlements will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK’s exit negotiations.
Regardless of the outcome of the negotiations, Wrexham Glyndwr will continue to welcome students from across the globe.
For more information on the support available towards tuition fees please visit the Student finance website.
In order to qualify for a Tuition Fee Grant and Loan you must fill out the EU17N application form which will be available from the Student Finance Services European Team from March 2017 or through the student funding and welfare department who can be contacted on 01978 293295 or email email@example.com.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.