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6. Students from the European Union

The Welsh Government has ceased providing support to EU nationals and their family members who are not settled in the UK. Those EU nationals who started courses before 1 August 2021 will continue to be eligible for support and home fee status for the duration of their course.

The Welsh Government will provide support to EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who benefit from citizens’ rights under the various withdrawal agreements, family members of People of Northern Ireland, Children of Swiss nationals, Children of Turkish Workers, UK nationals living in the EEA and Switzerland, UK and EU nationals resident in Gibraltar, and British and Irish citizens under the Common Travel Area arrangement who start a course on or after 1 August 2021. This is a very complex situation and prospective students are advised to discuss their circumstances with Student Finance Wales and their University.

Some groups will have support limited to courses beginning before 1 January 2028. All groups will benefit from home fee status in Wales. In addition, UK nationals living in the British overseas territories will be eligible for home fee status, as will, until 1 January 2028, UK nationals living in the EU overseas territories. As is usual, residency conditions will apply.

Students should check the EU Settlement Scheme information guide for more information on how to apply.