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Information for EU applicants and current students 

If you are a European Union (EU), EEA or Swiss citizen arriving in the UK before 31 December 2020, you currently do not need a student visa to come to the UK to study, and you can apply just the same as a UK student – details of how to apply are 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 immigration status of EU Nationals arriving in the UK after 31 December 2020, has not yet been fully decided, however the UK Government has begun to change the framework for immigration with the introduction of the Immigration Bill in parliament. This bill outlines a new points-based system for those entering the country for work, although full details on this will not be published until later in 2020.

Details on the very latest advice from government 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

Full details on the Immigration Bill, including factsheets, can be found on gov.uk.

The UK Government has confirmed that EU, EAA and Swiss students starting a course in the 2020/21 academic year 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 remain 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, all EU, EAA and Swiss nationals already working at UCA, or who arrive before 31 December 2020 – and their families – also must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the 30 June 2021 deadline, even if you have a UK permanent residence document.

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 immigration status of EU Nationals arriving in the UK after 31 December 2020, has not yet been fully decided, however the UK Government has begun to change the framework for immigration with the introduction of the Immigration Bill in parliament. This bill outlines a new points-based system for those entering the country for work, although full details on this will not be published until later in the year.

Full details on the Bill, including factsheets, can be found on gov.uk.