What will the situation be for children of UK nationals living in the EU regarding studying in the UK in the future?

UK nationals living in the EU (or in EEAEEA The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the 27 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The United Kingdom is not part of the EEA./EFTA states and Switzerland) and who return to the UK to study will continue to be eligible for student support from Student Finance, home fee status, Further Education 19+ and apprenticeship funding provided they meet the prevailing published eligibility requirements. This right has been extended so that UK nationals living in the EU or Switzerland will continue to be eligible for support for courses starting within seven years of the end of the transition periodTransition Period The transition period (also referred to as the implementation period) is the period following the UK's departure from the European Union (on 31.01.2020) until the end of 2020. An option to extend this period has not been taken up by the UK government. (i.e. for courses starting prior to 1 January 2028).

The devolved administrations have made similar commitments. Education and skills funding is devolved and the exact entitlements and eligibility may vary between the separate parts of the UK.

Unfortunately the UK withdrew from the Erasmus and Erasmus+ schemes as part of the “future relationship deal” in December 2020

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