UCL Statement on EU Fees for 2016/17


The outcome of the UK referendum on EU membership is now known. Today, more than ever, we want to reaffirm to you all that UCL will remain a global university through our outlook, people and enduring international partnerships. UCL currently has more EU students than any other UK university, and we value them enormously. Their contribution to UCL life is intrinsic to what the university stands for.

In the short term, we would like to reassure you that, barring unilateral action from the UK government, the vote to leave the EU does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the immigration status of prospective EU students. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty foresees a two-year negotiation process between the UK and other member states, during which time the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union will be decided.

At this early stage, there is no certainty on how leaving the EU will affect the multiplicity of relationships and activities that UK universities engage in. The timetable for any amendments to current arrangements affecting fees for EU students and research funding is currently unclear.

However, UCL can confirm that it has no plans to change the tuition fees for EU students that have already been published for 2016/17. EU students who are registered at the university in 2016/17 (either as a new or continuing student) will continue to be charged the home rate for tuition fees for all subsequent years of their programme.

UK vote to leave EU: UCL statement, 24 June 2016