EU Referendum

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EU Referendum

This section provides all of the latest information for current students, applicants and staff on the developments regarding the post-referendum discussions.

GCU statements

Scottish Government statements

Useful information and downloads

Information for undergraduate students

Latest information for current students from the EU

Current university students from the EU and those applying to courses starting in 2017–18 and 2018-19 in Scotland will not see any changes to their loan eligibility or fee status which you may currently receive from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). This guarantee will apply for the full duration of the course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

Please visit the SAAS website for more information:

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) website

For more information on fees, please visit our tuition fee section


Information for postgraduate taught students

The Scottish Government has now confirmed that there is no change in current funding arrangements for EU students commencing their studies in 2017 and 2018.

Postgraduate tuition fees 2017/18

Information for EU staff

For now, there is no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU. Following the triggering of Article 50, a two-year deadline for completion of negotiations is underway.

The UK remains a member of the EU throughout this process, and until Article 50 negotiations have concluded.

Status and information of EU citizens in the UK is available from the UK Government. This source provides updates with the latest information about the status of European Union (EU) citizens, and their families, in the UK as the EU negotiations progress.

A policy paper published by the UK Government sets out the UK Government's position.

GCU recognises and values the contribution that all staff make to the continued success of the University, and is committed to informing and supporting its staff who are EU nationals during this transition period. Download a document outlining the University's specific commitments.