Information for EU and EEA students

Brexit

The UK has given formal notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, but still currently remains a member of the European Union. Therefore, there is currently no change to the position of EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their right to live, study and work in the UK.  The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 (or earlier if a Withdrawal Agreement is agreed before this date).

The information below will provide NTU applicants and students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland with information about what they need to do to secure their status in the UK post-Brexit. Please note that Irish citizens do not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme as their rights are protected under the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area arrangements.

Information on Brexit is continually being updated, so we recommend that you consult the UK Government information on Brexit online for the latest guidance on living in the UK post Brexit: euexit.campaign.gov.uk/

UKCISA: The Council for International Student Affairs also has very comprehensive pages for EU /EEA / Swiss nationals and the implications of Brexit.

Information for EU/EEA/Swiss students who are resident in the UK prior to the UK leaving the European Union.

If you are living in the UK before the UK leaves the European Union, you are eligible to apply for settled/pre-settled status in the UK under the EU settlement scheme. The application is free of charge. This will enable you to continue to live, study and work in the UK after Brexit and beyond any agreed transition period. Eligible students are advised to make their application at the earliest opportunity although the deadline to apply will be on 31 December 2020 (or June 2021 if the UK leaves the EU with a deal). Students starting their course at NTU in September 2019 need to wait until they have actually arrived in the UK before applying.

All students arriving in the UK before the UK leaves the EU are advised to make an application under the EU settlement scheme to preserve their rights in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.  

Please read our EU settlement FAQs  for more information about the application process and the support we offer to NTU students.

For information about the implications of Brexit on healthcare in the UK for EU, EEA and Swiss students, please check the UKCISA website.

Information for EU/EEA / Swiss students who come to study in the UK after the UK has left the European Union

The situation for students who come to study in the UK after the UK has left the European Union is dependent on whether the UK leaves the European Union with or without a Brexit deal.  The information below is based on the current information that has been given out by the government. This is subject to changes as arrangements have not yet been finalised – please check the UK government website for the latest updates.

If the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal

The guidance for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals in a no deal scenario is still being updated.  We strongly recommend you keep checking the UK government website for the latest situation.

The UK government has stated (on 19 August 2019) that EU free movement rules will end immediately if there is a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. We will update this page as soon as we have more details about what this will mean for EU nationals planning to arrive in the UK after 31 October 2019.

For information about the implications of Brexit on healthcare in the UK for EU, EEA and Swiss students, please check the UKCISA website.

If the UK leaves the EU with a Brexit deal

If the UK leaves the UK with a Brexit deal, EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who arrive and are living in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 should be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

This is subject to changes and we will update this information as soon as we have more details.

Please read our EU settlement FAQs  for more information about the application process and the support we offer to NTU students.

For information about the implications of Brexit on healthcare in the UK for EU, EEA and Swiss students, please check the UKCISA website.

Students who arrive from 1st January 2021 will be expected to apply for a visa under a new immigration system.  Details of this have not yet been published.

Fees and funding

The government has confirmed that students that have already started their course, or will start their course in 2019/20 or 2020/21 will retain their student status and funding arrangements, regardless of the outcome of Brexit. You can find out more about EU students in the UK from the British Council website.

For more information about funding available to eligible EU students, please visit the Student Financial Support web pages.