Informacion para estudiantes

Impact of Brexit on current and prospective students

The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. A transition period lasted until 31 December 2020, during which all EU rules and laws continued to apply to the UK. An agreement on a new partnership between the EU and the UK has been reached on 24 December 2020. This agreement sets out the rules that will apply between the EU and the UK from 1 January 2021 onwards. The agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and the member states.

Do you want to know what the (possible) consequences of the current situation are for you as a (prospective) UK student or for you as WUR student who wants to participate in an exchange programme with the UK? Please read the information on this webpage thoroughly.

Current BSc and MSc students from the UK

If you are a British student enrolled at Wageningen University & Research and officially living in the Netherlands on 31 December 2020 (registered at a Dutch municipality), then nothing will change with regard to your entitlement to pay statutory tuition fees and receive student finance, as long as you continue to live in the Netherlands and stay registered at the municipality.

However, if you leave the Netherlands and de-register from the municipality, you will be considered as a non-EEA student from that moment onwards and will have to pay the institutional tuition fees for non-EEA students, starting the following academic year in case of re-enrolment.

Prospective BSc and MSc students from the UK

If you are a British national who settles in the Netherlands after 31 December 2020 and start your studies at Wageningen University & Research after that date, you will be considered as non-EEA students and will have to pay the institutional tuition fees for non-EEA students.

If you are a British citizens who wants to enrol as a student at Wageningen University & Research in 2021 and you are already living in the Netherlands on December 31, 2020 and registered in the Personal Records Database of the Municipalities in the Netherlands (BRP), you will be entitled to the statutory tuition fees as long as you continue to live in the Netherlands. However, if you leave the Netherlands and de-register from the BRP, you will be considered as a non-EEA student from then on and will have to pay the institutional tuition fees for non-EEA students.

Erasmus+ programme

Although the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ programme, Wageningen University & Research will continue its existing student exchange programmes with British universities. You can contact your home university for (grant) possibilities. A list of British exchange partners can be found here.

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