London Film Academy

LFA Brexit Statement

With regards to the UK’s relationship within the European Union, London Film Academy wishes to assure current and potential students of its commitment to delivering film and media education with an international focus.  

Many LFA students, staff and tutors come from outside of the UK and have enriched and diversified the educational experience and stories that we tell. LFA will remain an advocate of delivering education with a global outlook. Our continued aim is to admit students from outside of the UK in full compliance with any revised UK Home Office regulations. The rights for EU students to live in the UK will not change, for further details, please visit the guidance page for EU students.   

The latest 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 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 (2020), EU nationals must have been residents in the UK for at least five years in order to apply for a maintenance loan.  

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2020/2021 academic year will be eligible for the same funding and support as those in 2019/20 and 2018/19. It has also been confirmed that students’ eligibility will continue throughout their course and applies to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. For further information, please refer to the UK Government's Student Finance page.  

To keep up-to-date on how Brexit affects Higher Education, please visit the Government's website.

You can see the latest Universities UK FAQ’s on Brexit here.
For a wider explanation of how Brexit may affect the Screen Industries in the UK, the BFI information can be found here.  

For futher information on how Brexit may affect your studies please visit Office for Students website - Brexit advice for students

 

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