How to Apply

The Art School is committed to all of our current and prospective students, and we welcome students from the European Union (EU) as well as from across the world. The Art School values and participates in the European cultural environment and believe that knowledge and practice are not defined by national boundaries.

EU students remain eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate financial support in academic year 2019/20.


Financial support for EU students

The government has confirmed that students from the EU starting courses in the 2019/20 academic year will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’ and will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students.

For detailed guidance on student finance in different scenarios, including a no deal scenario, please read this information from the Department for Education.


EU Settlement Scheme

The UK is due to exit the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. The UK government and the EU have been negotiating an agreement which will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members currently living in the UK. This includes the right to live, work and study with continued access to public services such as healthcare.

The UK government has stated that, in order to retain these rights at the end of the expected ‘transition’ phase after 31 December 2020, EU citizens will have to register under the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme pilots

The Home Office is testing the EU Settlement Scheme through a series of pilots which will run until the full scheme opens (due on 30 March 2019).

During this pilot phase:

  • residents of five years or more will be considered under the “settlement” route;
  • those who arrive before 29 March 2019 and who do not meet the five-year residence will be considered under “pre-settlement” rules.

Who is eligible?

You can to take part in the pilot if you are:

  • an EU citizen and have a valid biometric passport (an e-passport which contains a digital chip);
  • a non-EU citizen family member with a biometric residence card with ‘EU Right to Reside’ on the back, which you applied for on or after 6 April 2015.

You are also eligible to apply free of charge if you have Permanent Residency or Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.

How to apply

You will need to complete an online application form to:

  • verify your identity;
  • show you are resident in the UK;
  • declare any criminal convictions.

During the pilot you will need to use the EU Exit: ID Document Check app to verify your identity (only for Android devices with Near-Field Communication).


The application currently costs £65, unless you already have Permanent Residency or Indefinite Leave to Remain.

However, the UK government has announced there will be no charge for the scheme when it is fully open. Refunds will be automatically made from April 2019 to those who have paid during the pilot phase.


For the latest information about the EU Settlement Scheme, please check the Government website:


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