Fee Status from Michaelmas 2021
The Universities Minister for England announced on 23 June 2020 that EU nationals (except Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland), and other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status for courses starting in the academic year 2021/22.
For courses starting from 1 August 2021 UK nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status as long as:
- they are living in the EEA or Switzerland on 31 December 2020, and either:
- they lived in England immediately before moving there, and they have lived in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar for at least the last 3 years before starting a course in the UK
- they did not live in the UK immediately before living there, and they have lived in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar for at least 3 years before starting a course in England
- they have lived continuously in the EEA, Switzerland, the UK or Gibraltar between 31 December 2020 and the start of their course
- the course starts before 1 January 2028
EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals
The government statement declared that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals benefiting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement would also be eligible for home fee status. However, the government have not yet provided fees legislation outlining how to assess fee status eligibility for these applicants, including whether or not applicants with ‘settled’ status or ‘pre-settled’ status will be eligible.
The Postgraduate Admissions Office are therefore setting the fee status for all EEA nationals (apart from Irish applicants living in the UK or Ireland) as overseas until the fees legislation has been issued. We hope this will be by December 2020. We will then contact all relevant EEA national applicants and review their fee status against this new guidance, which may result in a change of fee status to Home.
For updates, please see: https://www.eu.admin.cam.ac.uk/student-fees-and-funding