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EU Referendum information

As you will be aware, UK voters opted to leave the European Union in a Referendum on 23 June 2016.

We will update this page with important information on the impact of the vote for EU students as it becomes available.

EU funding update

27 April 2017

EU students applying for courses starting in the 2018-19 academic year will remain eligible for financial support. This means that EU students will continue to have access to undergraduate and postgraduate loans to study in the UK, even if their course finishes after the UK's exit from the EU. Read the government statement in full here.

EU applicants joining Sheffield Hallam University in the 2018-19 academic year will remain eligible to pay home fees – the same fees as UK students – for the duration of their course.

Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Husbands said:

‘I welcome the government's announcement. It means that applicants hoping to join Sheffield Hallam from EU countries for the academic year 2018-19 can do so with certainty about their fees.

'Sheffield Hallam is a global university. Our EU students are hugely important to us. They enrich the diversity of our student community and our ambitions to educate all of our students as international citizens.

'I, along with Vice-Chancellors at other UK universities, continue to seek assurances from the government which recognise the economic and cultural value that our international and EU students bring to our institutions and cities. I will continue to lobby for positive outcomes for our students and staff for the years beyond 2018-19.

Sheffield welcomes international students

4 July 2016

Prominent leaders and politicians in Sheffield including Sheffield Hallam Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Husbands have united to send out a strong message that we are a global city which warmly welcomes students from all over the world.

A statement highlighting the city’s commitment to international students and celebrating the positive cultural and economic impact they have on the city was issued at the national conference of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKISA) in Sheffield last week (29 June - 1 July 2016).

Read the statement in full here.

Sheffield Hallam University's Vice Chancellor's statement on the EU Referendum results

24 June 2016

"Whilst we await clarity on some key specific issues, it is very clear that the implications of this result will be profound: extending beyond the market, economic and political turbulence of the next days and weeks. 

"The vote to leave the EU does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, nor to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff.

"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 EU will be decided.

"Until that process completes, the UK remains a member of the EU, and we expect the University's academic collaborations across the EU to continue.

"Therefore, I can confirm that Sheffield Hallam will not change tuition fees for EU students that have already been published for 2016/17. 

"There will be other impacts on the University, but it will take us some time to work them through. As policy develops, it will be vital for the University to act in a consistent and measured way.

"Our engagement with the world remains as strong and important as ever."

You can also read these blog posts from Professor Chris Husbands

Brexit and the interests of the University 29 March 2017

The Hallam community and thinking about Brexit  4 July 2016

After the Referendum  27 June 2016

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