The UK Government has announced that it will cease providing support for EU nationals and their family members after the end of the EU transition period in December 2020.
In line with this and reflecting the fact that student finance arrangements involve complex inter-dependencies with rules set by the UK Treasury, the Welsh Government will cease providing equivalent support for EU nationals and their family members as for Welsh domiciled students. Students who begin a course of higher or further education on or after 1 August 2021 will not be eligible for support or, in the case of higher education courses, home fee status.
Students who have already started or who start courses before 1 August 2021 will continue to be eligible for support and home fee status for the duration of their course.
The Welsh Government intends to provide support for those who will benefit from citizens’ rights (‘Settled Status’) under the EU Withdrawal Agreement.