Post Brexit, the cost of studying in the UK for EU nationals will change significantly. John Speed, Secretary of the Cambridge Society of Luxembourg, explains more to Lisa Burke.

There has always been a flow of students from Luxembourg wanting to study at UK universities, from all schools and across all nationalities. Up to now, EU students have paid 'home' tuition rates of £9 250 per year. It was even cheaper to study in Scotland if you came from the EU; cheaper in fact, than if you ventured to a Scottish university from England.

Lucky students who have started their course this year will retain the home tuition rate of £9 250 per annum for the duration of their course, normally 3-4 years, with possibly a small increase to cover inflation.  Students who are in the middle of their course will also retain home tuition fees.

All is set to change for academic year 21-22 post Brexit, unless the student is the child of a British national. In that instance, home fees will remain. But after 27-28, this will change again.

Some examples of international tuition fees:

University of Cambridge: (2021-22)

Group 1 - Humanities (Languages, History, Economics, law, etc ) - £22 227
Group 2 – Mathematics - £24 789
Group 3 – Geography, Music, Architecture - £29 082
Group 4 – Sciences and Engineering - £33 825
Group 5 – Medicine and Vet Science - £58 038
N.B. In addition to tuition fees, students will have to pay College fees. These vary slightly from College to College, but are approximately £10 000 per year

Imperial College, London (2020-2021)

Tuition fees are mainly set at four different levels:
£30 000 - Mathematics
£31 750 - Chemical Engineering, Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, etc,
£33 000 - Biochemistry, Physics, etc.
£44 000 - Medicine

London School of Economics (2020-21)

LSE offers courses in Economics and the Social Sciences, the international tuition fees are the same for all courses - £21 570

University of Birmingham (2020-21)

Band 1 (Languages, Humanities, Maths, etc) - £18 120 - £18 780
Band 2 (Economics, Accountancy, Music, etc.) - £19 320 - £21 180
Band 3 (Lab subjects Science, Engineering) - £22 260 - £24 660
Band 4 (Clinical Dentistry and Medicine) - £39 960

University of Kent (2020-21)

There are many different courses at the University of Kent, and three levels of international tuition fees - £16 800/£18 000/£20 500.

University of Warwick (2020-21)

Band 1 (Humanities, and most social science courses) - £20 210
Band 2 (Lab-based subjects, Economics, Theatre) - £25 770

University of St Andrews (Scotland) (2020-21)

Divinity, Arts, Sciences - £23 910
Medicine - £31 950

University of Edinburgh (Scotland) (2020-21)

There are three levels of international fees:
£20 950 for Humanities, Economics, Law, Languages etc.
£27 550 for Sciences, Engineering, Architecture etc.
£32 100 for medical sciences and pre-clinical medicine (Years 1-3).
Fees for Clinical Medicine (Years 4-6) rise to £49 950.

University of Glasgow (Scotland) (2020-21)

Arts and Social Sciences - £18 370
Sciences, Engineering, Nursing and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences - £21 920
Dental Surgery - £45 170
MBChB and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Clinical programmes - £47 900

University of Cardiff (Wales) (2020-21)

There are two main level of fees:
£18 450 for subjects like Accountancy, Economics and Finance
£21 950 for Architecture, Biochemistry, Financial Mathematics, etc,
£34 450 for Medicine

Queen’s University, Belfast (Northern Ireland) (2020-21)

FR1 classroom - £16 900
FR2 Laboratory - £20 800
FR3 pre-clinical/FR4 clinical (medicine) - £41 850*
*Since 2019-20 onwards, £10 000 clinical placement levy.
For new students staring in 2020-21 this levy is paid entirely by the university for year 1, in year 2 the student will pay £5 000 and the university £5 000, in year 3 onwards the student will pay the full £10 000. Decisions for students starting in 2021-22 have not yet been made.

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