I am currently studying a Joint/Double Masters degree and will be expected to complete a year of study at an EU partner

When the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January, it will enter the formal transition period up until 31 December 2020. 

You can continue to make plans for the second year of your studies. However, we do not yet know what the immigration arrangements will be for UK nationals post-transition (31 December 2020).

If you are a UK national, we advise you to check the expiry date of your passport – you should have at least six months left on your passport from the date of your arrival into the EU. Please also note that if you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months needed. Please see the Government web page  for further information.

If you are a non-EU national, you will need to obtain all the required immigration documents, as normal.

If you require a letter to confirm that you are student at the University, this can be requested from the Hub via MAP.

The University is monitoring the situation closely and will provide you with relevant updates as and when we can. 

Where can I find further information?

The University is monitoring the situation closely and will provide you with relevant updates as and when we can. You may also find useful information listed here: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/brexit/eu-eea-swiss-nationals/index

If you have any questions that are not answered on these pages you can email your Programme Director or contact our International Student Advice team who can give advice on your individual situation.