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Information for applicants

If you are a European Union (EU), EEA or Swiss citizen you currently do not need a student visa to come to the UK to study. This means you can follow the UK student application process. You’ll find details on each of our course pages. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you will need to apply for Temporary Leave to Remain by 31 December 2020, which will be valid for three years.

You can read the Government’s guidance on applying for leave to remain here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/european-temporary-leave-to-remain-in-the-uk

The UK Government has confirmed that EU, EAA and Swiss students starting a course in 2019/20 or 2020/21 will remain eligible for ‘home‘ fee status and financial support for the duration of their course via the Student Loans Company, even in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Information for students who enrol before Brexit day

Should the UK leave the EU without a deal, all EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK can apply for settled status until 31 December 2020.  The settlement scheme allows EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to continue to live, work and study in the UK after Brexit. You can read the government’s advice on how to apply here:

https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

EU, EEA and Swiss students currently eligible for ‘home’ status, ‘home’ fee status and financial support will still be eligible for the duration of their course, even in the case of a ‘no-deal’.

Our EU, EEA and Swiss students are a valued part of our community, and we are committed to supporting them in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. If this does occur, then the Gateway teams at each of our campuses will be able to provide any assistance you may need with your settlement application.

Information for staff

As with students, EU, EAA and Swiss nationals already working at UCA will be able to apply for settled status before 31 December 2020. They will then be able remain in the UK. You can read the Government’s guidance for employers here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-employer-toolkit