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EU Referendum and Brexit

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Our commitment to internationalism remains unchanged

Our many EU staff and students are a valued part of our vibrant and diverse community and will continue to play a vital role in the future of the University. 

Following the EU Referendum outcome, London South Bank University (LSBU) Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix reassured international and EU students, as well as those applying to study at LSBU, that he remains committed to ensuring that the University continues to be a welcoming, diverse and vibrant international community. 

The UK Government now guarantees EU students applying for courses at English universities starting in autumn 2017 will benefit from the current funding support system and UK students' 2017/18 level of fees, throughout the duration of their course. Read Prof. Phoenix's comment on the announcement and his statement on the EU Referendum outcome.

You can also read LSBU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Bailey's statement in support of the #LondonIsOpen campaign.

Students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, masters, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2018 to 2019.

The process of withdrawing from the EU

The process of withdrawing from the EU will formally begin when the Government invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This formal process of negotiations will take at least two years to complete, and any changes to study rights are unlikely to take effect until after the process is concluded. 

Advice for students

Universities UK have published guidance for EU students who are currently studying in the UK, or plan to come to the UK to study in the future.

EU students currently studying at LSBU and those planning to start with us in 2016/17

Your immigration status remains unchanged. Your fees, as well as eligibility to receive loans and grants from the Student Loan Company, also remain unchanged. 

EU students planning to start with us in 2017/18 and 2018/19

The UK Government now guarantees EU students applying for courses at English universities starting in autumn 2017 will benefit from the current funding support system and UK students' 2017/18 level of fees, throughout the duration of their course. 

At this stage, there is no reason to assume any change to your immigration status. We will keep you up-to-date as we find out more information.

Students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, masters, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2018 to 2019.

Erasmus+ students

No changes will occur to the status of our students currently studying abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme. The same applies to students going on an Erasmus+ exchange in the 2016/17 academic year. 

EU-funded research projects

There is no change to the University’s participation in EU research, or to innovation programmes such as Horizon 2020.

 
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