Brexit FAQs

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Brexit is ever changing, and we know that our international students will have a lot of questions about their status after the UK leaves the European Union.

We will do all we can to keep students informed as Brexit negotiations progress. 

In the meantime please take a look at our FAQs for the latest updates.


Do I need a visa to continue studying at UoB?

No. Up until the specified date that the UK leaves the EU there will be no impact on you, however, changes are dependent on government decisions.


Will I continue to pay EU fees?

Yes.  As a current student, your offer to study at the University of Birmingham was based on the existing UK/EU fees which will still apply. See here for more information.


Am I still eligible for a student loan?

Yes. As a current student there will be no change to your access to student loans and this will continue throughout the duration of your course.


Would I still be able to work part-time in the UK?

Yes. There will be no immediate change to your right to work and in any case, non EU students are allowed to work part-time during their studies too.


If I’m working in collaboration with an EU university/company, will my partnership be affected??

No. Existing grants and projects that extend beyond the date the UK leaves the EU have been guaranteed by the government and will be honoured unless advised otherwise.?


Will I be able to work full-time and live in the UK after I graduate??

Yes, BUT you might need to apply for the EU pre-settled status to secure your status and rightsSettled status is for those who have lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period, whilst Pre-settled status is for those who do not have 5 years’ continuous residence. If you are successful in your Pre-settled status application, you can stay in the UK for a further 5 years after which you can apply for the Settled status.


Will I still be eligible for the Erasmus programme??

Yes. There will be no immediate change to UK universities’ participation in Erasmus+ until the end of the 2020/2021 academic year.


Please visit the University's website for more helpful FAQs and guidance on Brexit.


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