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For EU, EEA and Swiss applicants and students

Please note: for applicants and students requiring EU settlement in the UK, the deadline for application (30 June 2021) has now passed. However, if you are eligible, you may still be able to apply as the government is keen to help you, if possible. The latest government information states:

  • The deadline for most people to apply was the 30 June 2021. You can still apply if: Your circumstances allow you to have a later apply deadline or you have reasonable grounds for why you did not apply by 30 June.

EU, EEA and Swiss students continuing their studies for the 2021-22 academic year

All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens or family members of an EU citizen are required to apply to the EU settlement scheme normally by 30 June 2021 (see note above) in order to continue to live in the UK. This includes students who have a valid UK permanent residence document or indefinite leave to remain.

Students who lived in the UK but returned home during the current academic year due to COVID-19 restrictions and are planning to return to Scotland to study in September 2021 content

Students who lived in the UK but returned home during the current academic year due to COVID-19 restrictions and are planning to return to Scotland to study in September 2021

Students who lived in the UK but returned home during the current academic year due to COVID-19 restrictions and are planning to return to Scotland to study in September 2021

You may be able to apply to the EU settlement scheme, which is now required to live in the UK, from your home country normally by 30 June 2021 (see note above) if you have the relevant evidence. For help with this process or for questions about your application, you can contact the Government EU Settlement Resolution Centre helpline, information is provided in the ‘Get Help’ section of the UK Government’s Apply to the EU settled Scheme website. The following helplines provide free of charge support – Citizens’ Rights Project and Here for Good.

When you have successfully obtained EU settled or pre-settled status you need to provide the university with evidence. To prove your immigration status to the university you will need to obtain a ‘share code’, please refer to the UK Government’s information on view and prove your immigration status to obtain this. Please contact your academic partner registry team for advice on how to submit this evidence.

More information is available from the UK Government and the UK Council for International Student Affairs.

Please note: Continuing students not currently living in the UK, who are unable to get EU settlement, will be required to come to the UK in September 2021 under a Student route visa in order to retain their funded status with the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). Please contact Admissions@uhi.ac.uk for further details.

Students who have never lived in the UK but started their course at home due to COVID-19 restrictions and are planning to come to Scotland to study in September 2021 content

Students who have never lived in the UK but started their course at home due to COVID-19 restrictions and are planning to come to Scotland to study in September 2021

Students who have never lived in the UK but started their course at home due to COVID-19 restrictions and are planning to come to Scotland to study in September 2021

Students funded by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) who started their course in 2020-21 at home due to COVID-19 restrictions and have never lived in the UK will be required to come to the UK in September 2021 under a Student route visa in order to retain their funded status with SAAS. Please contact admissions@uhi.ac.uk for further details.

Students who choose to continue to study at home OR are on a course which is not eligible for a Student Route visa content

Students who choose to continue to study at home OR are on a course which is not eligible for a Student Route visa

Students who choose to continue to study at home OR are on a course which is not eligible for a Student Route visa

If your course enables you to continue to study online from your home country, or you are on a course that is not eligible for a Student Route visa and therefore you cannot come to Scotland to continue your studies, your fee status will change as you will no longer be eligible for Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) funding and will have to be self-funding.  Any student in this situation should contact their academic partner registry team for advice.

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying for the 2021-22 academic year content

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying for the 2021-22 academic year

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying for the 2021-22 academic year

The University of the Highlands and Islands continues to welcome students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland and hopes that you will be able to join us in 2021-22.

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying from within the UK content

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying from within the UK

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying from within the UK

All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens or family members of an EU citizen are required to apply for EU settlement normally by 30 June 2021 (see notes above) in order to continue to live in the UK. As part of your application to study with the university, you will be required to provide evidence of EU settlement and any offer of a place will be conditional until this evidence is received by us. The admissions team dealing with your application will explain exactly what you need to provide, any questions please contact them in the first instance.

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying from outside the UK content

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying from outside the UK

EU, EEA and Swiss applicants applying from outside the UK

Following the UK's departure from the European Union, the Scottish Government has confirmed that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals starting their study in Scotland from academic year 2021-22, who do not have settled status will be considered as international for fee purposes. Further information on fees applicable for 2021-22.

Most EU, EEA or Swiss students will need a Student Route visa in order to become a full-time student in the UK, information is available from the UK Government  regarding the cost of a visa and the mandatory Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which allows access the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).  As part of the visa application process, you will be required to demonstrate an ability to financially support yourself during your studies in the UK.  You will also need to have the right level of English language ability. You will be guided through this process as part of your application with us.

The UK government has published a document which is intended to give prospective students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland more information about the Student Route visa (which is part of a points-based immigration system). Further helpful information is also given by the UK Council for International Student Affairs.