||<p>The department recognises that staff and providers are concerned about what EU
exit means for study and collaboration opportunities.</p><p>To help give certainty,
on 28 May 2019, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals.
EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2020/21
academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student
finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided
they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves
the EU without a deal.</p>