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Brexit and Prospective Students

KaffeineKittyKaffeineKitty Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
Any thoughts on how Brexit may effect American students who want to study in the UK? My daughter is planning on applying through UCAS in Fall 2017 for Sept 2017 entry.

Replies to: Brexit and Prospective Students

  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 Registered User Posts: 4,297 Senior Member
    Not at all. Collegekid's uni - and many others- announced the morning after the vote that all international students (& their tuition $$) will continue to be very welcome. The visa process won't change at all for US students.

    Pretty sure you mean apply Fall 2016 for Sept/Oct 2017 entry (or 2017/2018) though ;-)
  • alcibiadealcibiade Registered User Posts: 586 Member
    It is uncertain what will happen, though probably won't affect an application for 2017 entry, as collegemom says. (You should scroll her comments, if you haven't already, she is exceptionally knowledgeable.)

    I happened to be in the UK for my daughter's graduation on the day that the Brexit vote results were announced. It was pretty grim, to say the least.
  • Conformist1688Conformist1688 Registered User Posts: 851 Member
    Not directly. My local university has stated that the status quo will apply for European applicants, with domestic fee arrangements being honoured for the duration of the degree for those starting in 2016 and 2017. It may however be that some are dissuaded from applying, given the uncertainty, and also given the greater difficulty they would be likely to have in staying to work later. In theory, that could mean less competition for places overall, but because of the funding, US students are really in a different pot of applicant - and that in turn means that further ahead it could mean more competition for American students, as Europeans would be in the same category.

    If the economy remains depressed it could end up cheaper for her than she was expecting up to now. It could mean less opportunity for cheap weekend or vacation trips elsewhere in Europe, if she was planning on that.

    Short answer: nobody has any real idea yet.
  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    Unless you're an EU citizen, I don't see how Brexit would have any effect, except to make it cheaper to go to school there.

  • KaffeineKittyKaffeineKitty Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    Right- apply Fall 2016 for Fall 2017 entry-- brain still jet lagged from our two week tour of UK/Ireland
  • KaffeineKittyKaffeineKitty Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    alcibiade- Congrats on your daughter's graduation. I too was in the Uk when announcement was made- only visiting universities and imagining what it would be like for my daughter to attending school there for 3 or 4 years. Each school we saw had something to recommended it, even though we saw a wide range of types and sizes.

    If I may ask, could you summarize your daughter's experience? All the schools looked liked great places to attended, but I can't help wondering what I might be missing!
  • londondadlondondad Registered User Posts: 2,095 Senior Member
    edited July 2016
    I believe that it will have little effect in the short term as the kids (both EU and non-EU) who want to study in the UK will still do. Over the medium term, however, it is likely that fewer foreign students will see the UK as a viable place to study once post-graduate employment opportunities start to decline once we leave the EU.
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