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I'm a national of the Republic of Ireland, what fees will I pay?
For the 2021/22 academic year, due to the Common Travel Area agreement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK, Irish nationals will pay the home tuition fee rate. The tuition fee can be found on the course page.

I'm a national of the Republic of Ireland, do I have access to Student Finance England funding?
For the 2021/22 academic year, due to the Common Travel Area agreement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK, Irish nationals will be able to access Student Finance England funding, to assist their studies in the UK.

I'm a student from the Republic of Ireland, do I need a visa?
Due to the Common Travel Area agreement between the Republic of Ireland and the UK, Irish nationals are not required to apply for a visa to study in the UK.

I'm a student from an EU country, what fees will I pay?
For the 2021/22 academic year, European Union (EU), other EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals’ fees will be discounted by the University so you will pay the same as the home tuition fee rate. The tuition fee can be found on the course page.

I'm a student from an EU country do I have access to Student Finance England funding?
From August 2021, European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals will not be eligible for undergraduate, postgraduate, and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22. Funding will be available to eligible students from the Republic of Ireland.

I have EU settled status, what fees will I pay for?
For the 2021/22 academic year, if you have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme and this has been granted, then you will qualify as EU (settled status) and will pay the home tuition fee rate. The tuition fee can be found on the course page.

I'm a student from an EU country, how can I qualify as EU settled status?
In order to qualify for EU settled status, you must meet a specific criteria, including how long you have had continuous residence in the UK. Find out more about EU settled status.

I have EU pre-settled status, what fees will I pay?
For the 2021/22 academic year, if you have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme and this has been granted EU pre-settled status, your fees will be discounted by the University so you will pay the same as home fee rate. Find out more information on EU pre-settled status.

I'm a student from an EU country, how can I become pre-settled status?
In order to qualify as EU pre-settled status, you must meet a specific criteria, including how long you have had continuous residence in the UK. Find out more information on EU pre-settled status.

I'm a student from an EU country, do I need a visa?
From 1 January 2021, European Union (EU), other EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals will be required to apply for a visa. Find out more about applying for a visa to study in the UK.

I'm a student from an EU country, can I pay my fees in instalments?
For the 2021/22 academic year, European Union (EU) nationals’ will be able to pay their fees in two instalments. Find out more about instalments for EU and other international students.

I'm a student from an EU country, what English Language test is approved?
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

I'm a student from an EU country, do I need to pay for health insurance?
All international students (from 1 January 2021, also including European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals) coming to live in the UK for longer than six months are required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge Fee (IHS). This will allow you to gain access to the UK’s National health service (NHS). Find out more about the Health Surcharge Fees on the gov.uk website.

You will be able to calculate how much you are required to pay via the Immigration Health Surcharge Calculator on the gov.uk website.

I'm a student from an EU country, am I eligible for a scholarship?
For more information on scholarships you may be eligible for, please see our scholarships pages. Alternatively, please email europe@sunderland.ac.uk for more information.

Where can I find the latest information and advice for students about Brexit?
For more information on how Brexit will affect students studying in the UK, please visit the Office for Students website.

Published: 16 December 2020

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