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 (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. This process started in December 2019 and is likely to be completed in early January 2020.

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 (which is likely to continue only until 31 December 2020) 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.