European Union Referendum result
Pearson College London is completely committed to providing a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community for students and staff from across the globe. In light of the EU Referendum result, we would like to reassure EU nationals that we will do everything we can to ensure that students and staff from EU countries can continue to study and work in Britain.
- We’re committed to welcoming students from the EU - In the months and years ahead we will do everything we can to ensure that students and staff from EU countries can continue to study and work in Britain. As an organisation committed to education, we will continue to be advocates for a world that is more open, connected and inclusive
- We invite EU students interested in studying from 2017 to apply - we will continue to accept applications from EU nationals. UCAS opens for applications on 6th September 2016
- No immediate changes to immigration status - for students who are already in the UK or who wish to come here, there will be no immediate change to visa policies. Altering our relationship with the EU will not be an overnight process. The government’s proposed withdrawal terms will be published in due course and there will be a gradual, managed exit that should take at least two years
- No changes to student loans - For EU nationals currently in receipt of student loans, the Student Loans Company has confirmed that students will continue to receive these loans until they have finished their studies
- No changes to entry requirements - we will not be changing our entrance criteria or tuition fees for any current students or those planning to enrol this year. This applies to both our short courses and degrees
- Erasmus+ - 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 will be determined as a part of wider discussions with the EU.
- Statement on higher education - Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, issued a statement on higher education and research following the EU referendum
- We will publish updates in due course – once the UK government has made any decisions on the status of EU nationals, we will publish updates on our website. You should refer to the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website for the most up-to-date information
- Universities UK has published a set of Brexit FAQs – you may find this information helpful
If you have any questions or concerns and would like to speak to us, please contact our enquiries team on 0207 348 1920 or email Rowena.Lennon@pearson.com