EU Referendum Statement

25 Jun 2016


Further information will be published here as it becomes available.

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science has issued a statement regarding EU Nationals and Student Finance in England.

EU students applying to study at SAE Institute in the 2017/2018 Academic Year will continue to pay the same fees as domestic students and remain eligible for the same loans. 

The decision, announced by the government today, means students will remain entitled to student funding for the remainder of their course.   

EU nationals who have lived in the UK for more than five years, may also apply for maintenance support and Master's loans. 

See the Student Loans Company website for the full statement.

Monday 27 June 2016

Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science reassures EU students currently in receipt of student loans and those intending to begin their studies in the autumn that the support available to them will remain until they finish their course.

See Student Loans Company website for the full statement.

The following statement is issued by Scott Jones, Chief Executive Officer, SAE Institute.

Following the referendum result on the UK leaving the European Union, we are no doubt facing a period of uncertainty in the UK HE sector, but nothing will be changing overnight.

Change will only take place once the UK Government invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which sets in motion a two-year negotiation process between the UK and other EU Member States. It is only after this time that the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union will be decided.

There is no immediate material change to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff who bring such passion, drive and diversity to our SAE campuses both in the UK and in Europe.

Our primary concern at this time is for those staff and students who may be affected by the outcome of the referendum. Universities UK has provided some early guidance to answer some common staff and student questions:

EU staff

Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the vote. This will remain the case until the Government decides otherwise.

Current EU students

Your immigration status and associated fee status, as well as your access to the student loan book, have not changed as a result of the vote.

EU students with a place to start in academic year 2016/17 and 2017/18

At this stage, there is no reason to assume any change to your immigration status or access to the student loan book.

Prospective students

If you are considering studying with SAE in the UK, and have concerns about the impact of the EU referendum decision on your plans to join us, please get in touch by emailing or calling 03330 112 315.

SAE will not change published tuition fees for EU students and has received no indication that access to the student loan system will be changed by the referendum result.

SAE is an internationally connected, global institution and we will continue to welcome students and staff from across the EU and the world.