As the UK’s most international contemporary music college, around 40% of the students here at ICMP come from abroad – including a large proportion from across the EU. With Brexit now a firm reality after the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by the UK government in March 2017, many of our current and future EU students are probably wondering what exactly this means for them, especially in relation to tuition fees. So we thought we’d better set the record straight as soon as possible.

Funding arrangements for EU Students

The UK Government has now confirmed the funding arrangements for EU students joining us in 2020. 

 EU national students looking to join ICMP in 2020, will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' and have access to student finance. This entitlement will also remain in place for the duration of the course and applies to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

What this means is that, current and future EU students (joining us in 2020), will pay the same fees as UK students, and we’d like to reassure you that this will remain the case for the entire length of your course. This has been guaranteed by both ICMP and the UK government and will remain the case for the full length of your course, regardless of whether it finishes after the time the UK has officially left the EU.

This promise continues with regards to student tuition fee loans, with ICMP, the Student Loans Company and the UK government asserting that current eligible EU students – and new eligible EU students looking to study at ICMP in 2020 – who are entitled to receive student tuition fee loans - will continue to have access to them for the duration of their course, even if this is after the time the UK has left the EU.

In May 2019, the UK government provided further reassurance to their commitment to EU students starting their studies in 2020, confirming that, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, there would be no impact on EU students accessing 'home fee status'.

If you’re a current student from the EU, we hope this announcement reassures you that your future at ICMP is a secure one. If you’re thinking of applying to study at ICMP this September, then there’s no better time to join us than now.

For more information about studying music at ICMP with the view to launching a successful career in the music industry, get in touch today by calling +44 207 328 0222 or emailing

To keep up-to-date on how Brexit will affect Higher Education, please visit the UCEA website. Read the latest British Counsel FAQ's on Brexit here.

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