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Information for EU applicants and current students

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 you arrive in the UK before 31 December 2020 and want to stay in the UK you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. You have until 30 June 2021 to apply.  The future immigration status of EU Nationals arriving in the UK from 2021 has not yet been decided.

Details can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/brexit-guidance-for-eu-students-in-the-uk#what-all-eu-students-should-do-to-continue-living-in-the-uk-after-brexit

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.

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.

Our EU, EEA and Swiss students are a valued part of our community, and we are committed to supporting them. 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 who arrive and wish to continue to live in the UK after 31 December 2020, can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. They will then be able remain in the UK. If you have UK permanent residence document you will still need to apply to the Scheme. You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to remain or enter, but you can if you want to. You can read the Government’s guidance for employers and employees here:

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

The future immigration status of EU Nationals arriving in the UK from 2021 has not yet been decided.