Guidance for EU students post-Brexit

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As Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020, we would like to reassure all students that the terms of the withdrawal agreement outline that the UK will continue to participate in the current Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programmes.

The UK Prime Minister has said, “There is no threat to the Erasmus scheme. We will continue to participate. UK students will continue to be able to enjoy the benefits of exchanges with our European friends and partners, just as they will be able to able to come to this country.”

The University of Derby is committed to supporting students to seek opportunities to study or work abroad through our Go Places, Go Further scheme which includes Erasmus+, exchanges with our university partners as well as our International Travel Awards trips, to give students a truly international experience and global outlook.

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EU students starting university in the 2019/2020 and 2020/21 academic years will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of courses in England. This means, if you are starting your course in September 2019, January 2020 or September 2020, you will pay the same fees as UK students throughout your course.

UK universities and colleges are working to ensure that as many EU students as possible can continue to study in the UK after Brexit. As negotiations continue, further changes in policy may be announced. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) have issued advice for EU students on Brexit and what it means for students and their family. You can read the latest news on the UKCISA website

You can find additional information on the Universities UK website

EU Settlement Scheme now open to students

EU citizens who already live in the UK, or who arrive by 31 December 2020, will be able to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme until 30 June 2021. Those arriving on and after 1 January 2021 will fall under the government's new immigration system. As the UK is not due to leave the EU until 31 January 2020, applying for the scheme at this time is completely voluntary. You can find out more information on the UKCISA website.