Brexit is the term used to describe the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. The impact of Brexit 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 left the European Union (EU) at 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020, but left on the basis of an agreement made between the UK and the EU known as the Withdrawal Agreement . The UK has negotiated separate agreements with the EEA EFTA states (Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein) and Switzerland.
The UK government has given effect to these agreements in UK law by enacting the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
The Act (which reflects the terms of these agreements) includes an agreement on citizens' rights during a transitional/ implementation period immediately 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, EEA and Swiss citizens and their relevant family members can come to, or remain in, the UK on the same basis as before Brexit (in line with European law). 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. However, if you are in the UK currently and intend to stay beyond 31 December 2020 or come to the UK from 1 January 2021, you will need to apply for immigration permission by the certain deadlines, depending on when you arrive in the UK. Click on the pages to the right to view immigration, fees and student support for 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22.