I want to apply to study at SAE – how will Brexit affect my immigration status?

If you are an EU national who wants to apply to study SAE there is no reason to be deterred by Brexit (the name given to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU).

Starting at SAE in 2019/20

If you are an EU citizen and you arrive in the UK between 29 March 2019 – 31 December 2020 and you intend to stay in the UK longer than three months, you will be able to apply to live and study in the UK. Once you have been here for five years, you will be able to apply for settled status.

However, you will need to register through a new Home Office registration scheme.

If you arrive by 31 December 2020 but do not qualify for settled status you will be eligible for pre-settled status that enables you to stay until you have reached the five-year threshold.

All applications must be submitted by 30 June 2021.

For the latest information visit this website.


Starting at SAE after 2020

The immigration status of EU citizens arriving in the UK after 31 December 2020 is at present unclear.

We are working to influence policy in this area and will update and support you as the situation develops.

From 1 July 2021, EU citizens and their family members in the UK must hold or have applied for UK immigration status to be here legally.

Will my tuition fees rise during my degree programme? Am I eligible for tuition fee loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC)?

Starting at SAE in 2019/20

Current EU students will not have their student finance affected in the event of a no deal Brexit.

It has now been agreed that EU citizens who arrive during the implementation period (29 March 2019 – 31 December 2020), will retain the same rights as those who arrived before Brexit.

Click here for the latest information about fees and funding for EU students at SAE.

Will I have to pay for medical care?

Both the temporary residence permit and settled status give you access to public services, including medical care under the NHS.

If you have any further questions regarding Brexit and how it might affect your time at SAE
please email enquiries@sae.edu