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Current students with EU/EEA/Swiss nationality

I am a current student with EU/EEA or Swiss nationality, how will Brexit affect my studies?

Students applying for university places in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years will remain eligible for financial support. 

  • Students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21. The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years, will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.
  • Students are eligible for Home/EU fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students (including students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.

  • EU/EEA/Swiss nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2019/20 and 2020/21 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.

If you intend to arrive in the UK after 31st October, you may need to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR). Applications are simple and free and are required to be completed after you arrive in the UK if you plan to stay in the UK after 31st December 2020. If you are leaving before this point you do not need to apply. For details on how to apply, please see the Government webpage.

The UK government have currently made provisions for both students who will need to complete their studies in the UK, and for those who wish to remain permanently in the UK, however, the details of the schemes will depend on the outcome of Brexit.

If you need to complete your studies in the UK then we will update you on the European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme once the final Brexit decision have been made.

If you are thinking about staying in the UK permanently, then please contact our International Student Advisers for details of the EU Settlement Scheme you can apply for: astoninternational@aston.ac.uk.

The UK Government has stated that in the event the UK exits the EU without a Withdrawal agreement, EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until a new UK immigration system is introduced in 2021. From January 2021 the situation has not yet been confirmed, however we will update this page as soon as it is.

Our International Student Advice team are here to help give advice on your individual situation so if you have any questions, please get in touch on astoninternational@aston.ac.uk.

 

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national student on a placement overseas, how will Brexit affect me?

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national currently on placement overseas, you may have questions about returning to the UK for your final year. The UK Government has stated that in the event the UK exits the EU without a Withdrawal agreement, EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until a new UK immigration system is introduced in 2021.

The UK government have currently made provisions for both students who will need to complete their studies in the UK, and for those who wish to remain permanently in the UK, however, the details of the schemes will depend on the outcome of Brexit.

If you need to complete your studies in the UK then we will update you on the European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme once the final Brexit decision have been made.

If you are thinking about staying in the UK permanently, then please contact our International Student Advisers for details of the EU Settlement Scheme you can apply for: astoninternational@aston.ac.uk

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

 

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. This page will be frequently updated, and any questions that are not answered here can be sent to erasmus@aston.ac.uk.

What is the EU settlement scheme and should I apply for it?

The UK government has introduced a EU Settlement Scheme (open to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens) to allow you to stay in the UK if the UK leaves without a Withdrawal Agreement. 

If you are thinking about staying in the UK permanently, then please contact our International Student Advisers for details of the EU Settlement Scheme you can apply for: astoninternational@aston.ac.uk

Prospective EU/EEA/Swiss national applicants

I am a prospective applicant with EU/EEA/Swiss nationality, how will Brexit affect my studies?

Students applying for university places in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years will remain eligible for financial support. 

  • Students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21. The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university or further education institution, in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years, will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.
  • Students are eligible for Home/EU fee status, which means they are charged the same tuition fees as UK students. Other non-EU, international students (including students from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) do not have their tuition fees capped in this way.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss nationals will also remain eligible to apply for Research Council PhD studentships at UK institutions for 2019/20 and 2020/21 to help cover costs for the duration of their study.

Beyond 2020/21 we do not yet know what will or won’t change regarding fees as this will be negotiated by the UK Government and the EU at a later date. This page will be updated as soon as these are confirmed.

In the event of a No-Deal, the UK government have currently made provisions for students who will be arriving in the UK after Brexit to live, work and study in the UK. We will be updating information on the web and to applicants on the European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme once the final Brexit decision have been made. 

The UK Government has stated that in the event the UK exits the EU without a Withdrawal agreement, EU identity cards would remain valid for travel to the UK until a new UK immigration system is introduced in 2021. From January 2021 the situation has not yet been confirmed, however we will update this page as soon as it is.

Our International Student Advice team are here to help give advice on your individual situation so if you have any questions, please get in touch on astoninternational@aston.ac.uk.

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. This page will be frequently updated, and any questions that are not answered here can be sent to erasmus@aston.ac.uk.

EU/EEA/Swiss students graduating in 2018/19

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national who will be graduating this year, how will Brexit affect me?

In the event of a no deal scenario, EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members arriving in the UK will be admitted to the UK under UK immigration rules. If they wish to stay for more than 90 days they may require further permission to be in the UK. 

EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until a new UK immigration system is introduced in 2021. You can also continue to enter the UK as you do now using e-gates when travelling on a biometrics passport. You will be able to enter the UK with your EU passport and will be given a visitor visa stamp in your passport. This will allow three months’ stay in the UK for graduation.

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. This page will be frequently updated, and any questions that are not answered here can be sent to erasmus@aston.ac.uk

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national who will be coming to Aston as a professional visitor, how will Brexit affect me?

Subject to the UK and EU finalising a Brexit agreement, you will not require a visa if you are arriving before 1 January 2021. If you arrive between 30 March and 31 December 2020, you will need to register to stay for more than three months but you will still not need a visa.

The UK Government has stated that in the event the UK exits the EU without a Withdrawal agreement, EU identity cards would remain valid for travel to the UK until a new UK immigration system is introduced in 2021. From January 2021 the situation has not yet been confirmed, however we will update this page as soon as it is.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Professional Visitors team on intvisitors@aston.ac.uk.