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EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities for the 2018/19 academic year will be eligible for financial support, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced today (Mon 24 April).
Eligible EU nationals will continue to receive support from Student Finance Wales (SFW) in the academic year 2017/18. We plan to provide support for the academic year 2018/19 contingent upon the relevant regulations (currently the Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2017) being made in 2018.

EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from SFW, 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 support to cover tuition fees, loans and grants for maintenance, and other grants and allowances if a person meets the eligibility requirements in respect of each element of support.

For students applying in 2017, SFW will assess these applications against the 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 SFW will receive support for the duration of their study on that course if they continue to satisfy all eligibility requirements.

Students should consult their university’s student finance office, or the Student Finance Wales website (external link), for information about the  support available.