EU Referendum Statement

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Following the EU referendum, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Here at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David we wish to emphasise our proud track-record for welcoming staff and students from around the world and reassure you that we continue to welcome staff and students from the EU and internationally.

Over the coming weeks, months and years the UK will be entering a period of transition while the Government negotiates the UK’s new position in Europe and the world. It is important to note that there will be no immediate changes to the universities participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus, nor to the immigration status of current and immediate prospective students.

This page has been put together to provide information on the impact of the referendum. We are receiving regular information from the Government, the Welsh Government and relevant organisations. We will be posting the latest information on this website regularly.

If you’re already studying at UWTSD

EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from SFW (Student Finance Wales), will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from SFW for students in Wales for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes grants and loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.

For students studying on postgraduate taught courses, your studies will be unaffected.

If you're studying for a postgraduate research degree and have questions about the implications of the EU referendum vote for your research studies, please contact


If you’re starting at UWTSD in 2016

The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged. SFW will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/ or loans by the SLC (Student Loans Company) will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course.

If you're applying for a postgraduate taught course your fee level won't be affected by the UK's position in the EU. This applies to full-time and part-time courses.


EU students’ Visa status

There will be no immediate changes following the EU Referendum, including in the circumstances of British citizens living in the EU, and European citizens living here. This includes those studying or working at UK universities. The UK Government has been very clear that for students, visitors, businesses, and entrepreneurs who are already in the UK or who wish to come here, there will be no immediate change to the UK’s visa policies

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The referendum result does not affect students studying in the EU, beneficiaries of Erasmus+ or those considering applying in 2017. The UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme after 2017 will be part of wider discussions with the EU. More broadly, existing UK students studying in the EU, and those looking to start in the next academic year, will continue with the current arrangements.

The referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020. UK participants can continue to apply to the programme in the usual way. The future of UK access to European science funding will be a matter for future discussions. The UK Government has stated that it is determined to ensure that the UK continues to play a leading role in European and international research.