Students from the European Union who begin their degrees in England in 2020 will pay the same fees as British students throughout their studies here.
Trinity’s Admissions Tutor, Dr Glen Rangwala, welcomed the government announcement.
Trinity has always been open to bright and motivated students from around the world, including from EU countries. Each year, around 40 students from EU countries join Trinity as undergraduates, making up about 20% of our undergraduate intake.
The government announcement gives all EU students the confidence that they can come to Cambridge University from 2020 with financial support for the duration of their courses.
This will be the case regardless of Brexit. The scheme applies to both graduate and undergraduate students who will continue to be eligible for loans to cover their fees.
Apart from the excellent teaching, current EU students at Trinity thought that the myriad opportunities and extra-curricular activities made Trinity and Cambridge distinctive.
Bianca Andrei, from Craiova in southern Romania, came to Trinity after hearing about its reputation. ‘For me Trinity is the best place possible to study physics,’ said the third-year natural science student.
‘Overall in Cambridge and Trinity, people are very much fully rounded – they do music and sports, they have a thousand hobbies, and it is really nice to be immersed in this sort of place. It’s kind of scary at the beginning! But it makes you want to develop yourself in every direction,’ Bianca said.
Similarly, Maëlle-Marie Troadec’s interests have expanded way beyond the Human, Social and Political Sciences curriculum.
It’s a very stimulating environment. I would never have imagined being able to do so many things this year in different areas – rowing, shows, orchestras, the Politics Society, coordinating jazz concerts, football.
Maëlle-Marie comes from Rennes in Brittany, northwest France, and has just finished her first year of HSPS, specialising in Politics and Anthropology. She first visited Trinity when she played in a music festival here, and it immediately appealed as a place to study.
Savvas Constantinou, from Nicosia, Cyprus, came to Trinity to study Natural Sciences after meeting a former student at a summer school, who gave him the confidence to apply. Before he arrived, Savvas remembers being worried about fitting in – now he hopes to stay for a PhD in Astrophysics.
I was expecting the culture barriers – even the language barriers – to be a much bigger deterrent to people mixing. I thought I’d have to put effort into making friends from other places but I didn’t expect it to be so effortless.
The combination of intense study, being able to pursue new interests and engage with people from all over the world is what makes Trinity and Cambridge unique say the students. ‘Cambridge has changed my way of thinking and of interacting with people. It’s all been very enriching,’ says Maëlle-Marie.
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