UKCISA responds to EU Referendum result

24 June 2016

The result of the EU Referendum has been revealed; the UK has voted to leave the European Union. 51.9% voted to leave and 48.1% to remain.

Dominic Scott, Chief Executive of UKCISA said: 

“This will clearly send very worrying signals to thousands of EU students (and indeed British students hoping to participate in EU mobility programmes) but given the government’s relentless pressure to cut net migration (including curbs on international students) it is perhaps not surprising that this has been the result.

“We are convinced though that everyone will do everything in their power to find ways to ensure as much continued mobility as possible and students currently here need to be re-assured that, as far as we understand it, there will be virtually no consequences for them whatsoever.  For others though we must wait and see but it may be many months before any of this becomes clear.”

Following the result we are working closely with Universities UK, the Russell Group, British Council and others and will publish further guidance for students as and when it becomes available.

Update: 28 June - a statement has been released from the Student Loans Company about EU nationals and student finance in England.