Brexit: immigration, fees and student support for when you arrive

 

The impact of Brexit (the UK's exit from the European Union) for you will depend on when you'll be arriving in the UK (including if you are already in the UK). Click on the buttons to the right that most reflect your situation.

The UK gave formal notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union (by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union), on 29 March 2017. The process was due to be complete in two years, but following two approved extension requests from the UK, the agreed date of the UK's departure from the EU is 31 January 2020 or earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is agreed before this date (see paragraphs immediately below). The UK remains a member of the European Union during this time. Therefore, there is no change to the position of EEA nationals (EU, non-EU EEA and Swiss citizens) and their family members in the UK during this time which means students and their family members can continue to exercise their residency rights in the UK.

The UK government has not yet made the Withdrawal Agreement into UK law, which can only be done through a Parliamentary process. Instead there will be general election in the UK on 12 December 2019, after which the elected government will decide the next stages of the UK's relationship with the European Union. 

The Withdrawal Agreement includes an agreement on citizens' rights during a transitional/ implementation period from the day after the UK leaves the EU. This is a period of time (likely to continue until 31 December 2020, but which can be extended) during which EU citizens and their family members can come to, or remain in, the UK on the same basis as they can now. The UK has separately negotiated with Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland to reach a similar agreement on the rights of non-EU EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members (who will also benefit from the transitional period if the UK and the EU agree the terms of a Withdrawal Agreement). 

Click on the pages to the right to view immigration, fees and student support for 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22.


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