EU Referendum – MetFilm School Statement
MetFilm School is, and will always remain an International School and we are determined that political changes will not hinder the ability of the School to offer opportunity through excellence in film and media education and knowledge creation for the benefit of global society. All our students, staff and partners are crucial to the current and future success of our School and we look forward to continued strong ties with Europe and the rest of the world over the coming years.
The current advice from The Student Loans Company (SLC) in England in relation to EU student funding is as follows:
- EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least five years), and some other grants and allowances.
The SLC will assess these applications against existing 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 the SLC will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from this August, EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years in order to apply for a maintenance loan.
EU funding and support
The UK Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic years will be eligible for the same funding and support as those in 2017/18. It has also been confirmed that students’ eligibility will continue throughout their course and applies to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
If you’re a current student from the EU, we hope this announcement reassures you that your future at MetFilm School is a secure one.