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How does Brexit affect my student finance?

It depends on whether you are going to study in the UK or whether you are a British citizen or a relative of a British citizen.

The EU and the UK have developed a withdrawal agreement that comes into force on 1 February 2020, when the UK leaves the EU, and is valid until 31 December 2020. As far as student finance is concerned, the following applies:

Study with Swedish student finance in the UK

If you have started studying in the UK with student finance from CSN before 1 January 2021, you will continue to be entitled to student finance in the UK, as if the UK was an EU country, as long as you meet the other conditions for receiving student finance.

If you start studying in the UK after 31 December 2020, CSN will examine your right to student finance based on the UK being a non-EU/EEA country and Switzerland. This applies unless something different is negotiated between the EU and the UK.

British citizen or family member of such

If you are a British citizen or family member of a British citizen you may after Brexit in some cases still be entitled to Swedish student finance in the same way as EU citizens.

British citizens who before 1 January 2021 meet the conditions for being entitled to Swedish student finance based on the UK's previous membership of the EU, CSN will review their application as though they are members of the EU.

Similarly, family members of such a British citizen shall continue to be regarded as family members of EU citizens in CSN’s review.

Icon for updated Updated: 2020-02-17
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