Future changes to the fee status of EU research postgraduate students enrolling in the 2017/18 academic year have yet to be formally clarified by the UK Government and will depend on the timing and terms of the UK's exit from the European Union. The University will make decisions on fee levels for EU research postgraduate students when further guidance is available from the Scottish and UK governments, and will publicise information relating to financial support available and fee levels on the University website.
Current indications are that the UK would leave the EU in 2019 so any changes would not take effect before the academic year 2019/20 at the earliest.
Licentiate degrees vary widely in their meaning, and in a few countries are doctoral level qualifications. Sweden awards the licentiate degree as a two-year qualification at doctoral level and the doctoral degree (PhD) as a four-year qualification.  Sweden originally abolished the Licentiate in 1969 but reintroduced it in response to demands from business.  Finland also has a two-year doctoral level licentiate degree, similar to Sweden's.  Outside of Scandinavia, the licentiate is normally a lower level qualification. In Belgium, the licentiate was the basic university degree prior to the Bologna Process and was approximately equivalent to a bachelor's degree,   while in France and other countries it is the bachelor's-level qualification in the Bologna process.  In the Pontifical system, the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) is equivalent to an advanced master's degree, or the post-master's coursework required in preparation for a doctorate (. similar in level to the Swedish/Finnish licentiate degree), while other licences (such as the Licence in Canon Law) are at the level of master's degrees.