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Brexit advice

Page Last Updated: 23 December 2019

This page offers advice, links and contacts to help our students, future students, and staff prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

乐动体育滚球This page will be updated as more information becomes available, so please check it regularly.

If you have any questions regarding the content of this page or would like further information on the University of Southampton and Brexit, please email: Europeanfutures@soton.frankluterek.com

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**Read the University's statement on our relationship with Europe.**

 

Tuition fees

Students beginning their studies in 2019/20 and 2020/21

乐动体育滚球If you are an EU student beginning your programme at the University of Southampton in the academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21, you will pay the same tuition fees as UK students for the full duration of your course and there will be no changes to loan eligibility.  This is guaranteed whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not. 

Find out more about University of Southampton tuition fees.

 
Students beginning their studies in 2021/22

乐动体育滚球For EU students beginning programmes in 2021 and beyond, there is currently no information on how Brexit is likely to affect EU student fee status and loan eligibility after the end of the transition period. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

乐动体育滚球More information on tuition fee and loan eligibility for EU/EEA and Swiss students is available .

 

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EU students remain eligible to apply for UKRI-funded PhD scholarships starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21 whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not. Find out more about EU PhD scholarships at .

 

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We encourage you to continue planning as normal. Any changes on how to apply for this funding or how it is being administered will be communicated to you via the International Office.

The situation regarding Erasmus+ funding for students wishing to participate in 2020/2021 is currently unclear and more information will be provided when it becomes available.  The University remains committed to the Erasmus+ programme and to ensuring exchange with European institutions. We are exploring options to help reduce the impact on students in the event that Erasmus+ funding is reduced for 2020/2021. 

 

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If the UK leaves the EU with a deal

乐动体育滚球If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss national already living the UK or you arrive before 31 December 2020, you are eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline for applying to the scheme is 30 June 2021.

Settled status

If you have lived in the UK continuously for five years, you and your eligible family members can apply for settled status. This will allow you to stay in the UK indefinitely.

Pre-settled status

If you and your eligible family members have lived in the UK for less than five years, you can apply for pre-settled status. This will allow you to meet the five-year residency requirement needed to apply for settled status.
A new immigration system will be in place for those arriving from 1st January 2021. More information will be provided once it becomes available.

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal

If you are living in the UK before Brexit day, you will still be able to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, but the deadline for applying will be brought forward to 31 December 2020.
If you arrive in the UK after Brexit day but before 31 December 2020, you will need to apply for temporary immigration status via the new European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme (Euro TLR Scheme), which is valid for 36 months (3 years). Applying to this scheme will be free of charge and you will only be able to make an application once you are in the UK. The deadline for applying to this scheme will be 31 December 2020.
A new immigration system will be in place for those arriving from 1st January 2021. More information will be provided once it becomes available.

Applying to the EU Settlement Scheme

Applying for the EU Settlement Scheme is free of charge.
To apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, you must first complete an , and then use the EU Exit Document Checking App to upload your documents. This app is currently available on Android phones or an iPhone 7 or above. If you do not have access to a compatible phone, you can borrow one from the University’s Student Services or HR. You can also submit your documents in person. Applications can be made within and outside the UK.
The application process requires certain documents to be supplied, in addition to the online application form.
To apply for Pre-settled status, you will need:

乐动体育滚球To apply for settled status, you may need additional documents to prove that you have lived continuously in the UK for five years or more. The University’s HR team have provided useful information on the type of documents that can be provided and a detailed list is also available on the .

If you meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme as outlined above, but you are temporarily absent from the UK when the UK leaves the EU for a period and/or reason described , (for example, if you are on a study abroad placement as part of your course) this will not affect your eligibility to apply.

If you are an Irish citizen, you do not need to apply to the above schemes and your rights to live, work and access public services in the UK are protected, whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not.

Further resources

Brexit information for individuals and families:

UKCISA

Full  guidance and more information on how Brexit might affect your immigration status as an EU, EEA or Swiss student is available .

Find out more about

Universities UK

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Human Resources

Webpage with detailed information on EU settled status and EU staff recruitment including FAQs documents: http://www.southampton.frankluterek.com/hr/services/settled-status/settled-status.page

 

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For UK students beginning your studies in the EU before 31st January 2020, the UK Government has confirmed that it will cover the cost of healthcare for the duration of your course.

For EU students beginning your studies in England before the UK leaves the EU, the UK government has confirmed that European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will remain valid for the full duration of your course, even if it finishes after the date of Brexit.

For students beginning their studies in either the UK or the EU after Brexit day, your EHIC may not be valid and you may need to buy insurance to cover your healthcare as you would if you were visiting any other non-EU country.

Travel

Travelling to the UK after Brexit for EU citizens, non-EU EEA and Swiss citizens

The UK Government has confirmed that you can enter the UK after Brexit using a valid passport or national identity card until at least 31 December 2020 whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not. For current EU and EEA students and staff, this means that you can leave and re-enter the UK using the same documents as before Brexit until at least 2021. If you have not yet applied for pre-settled/settled status, we recommend that you carry with you evidence of your enrolment or employment at the University when you travel as a precaution. You can download an enrolment letter at any point during your studies from your University SUSSED account.

If you are a current student and you are unable to return to the UK due to travel disruptions that will affect your exams or studies, please contact your student office

Travelling to Europe after Brexit for UK citizens

If you are a UK citizen and you are planning to visit the EU after Brexit, it is important to check whether there are any additional steps you should take, which would depend on your destination, the purpose of your visit and the duration of your stay. Check the advice for your destination country on the . You must also ensure that your passport meets the  as outlined by the UK Government. Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) may not be valid after Brexit, so it is important to check the  before you travel to ensure you have the right cover.

乐动体育滚球If you are planning to travel to the EU on University business, the University's insurance team has issued an updated statement on coverage after Brexit, which is available to download from the . There are no changes planned to the current cover whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not.

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Applying for grants after Brexit

Collaborative Projects

If the UK leaves the EU with a deal, the system for future bidding and management of new and existing awards will not change.  If there is no deal, the UK Government has committed to provide the funding required for UK institutions to participate in Horizon H2020 collaborative projects in the scenario that the EU stops funding UK participants. This will allow UK participation in H2020 collaborative projects as third country (funded by own government) beneficiaries.

European Research Council Fellowships/Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowships and Training Networks

If a deal is reached, UK universities will continue to be eligible to apply to European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) 2020 Work Programme calls.

乐动体育滚球If there is no deal, except for a small number of very specific schemes, UK institutions will no longer be able to apply to MSCA and ERC calls after the UK leaves the EU. 

The UK’s Research Office in Brussels (UKRO) provide a  on Brexit, which is kept up-to-date and is available to everyone, including your European and International partners.

 

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More information and support

There are a number of resources available to help you find out more about how Brexit may affect you.  If you have additional questions or concerns not covered by this page, please contact Europeanfutures@soton.frankluterek.com.

 

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