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What leaving the EU means for you work or study

What Does Brexit Mean for International Students?

Starting from January 1, 2021, all European Union nationals wishing to study in the United Kingdom will be subject to different rules and procedures in order to study in the UK. The UK has formally left the EU after almost 50 years. Understandably, the country is undergoing significant changes across all sectors. With the UK university sector accounting for a considerable portion of the UK economy, the future of the higher education landscape has been an important question throughout the transition.

Studying in UK as an EU National Post-Brexit

Studying in the UK as an EU passport holder will be quite different from what it has been from now. EU students will no longer be treated equally with UK nationals, but rather with students from countries as the US, India, Bangladesh, Canada, Albania, etc. All EU students who have gained a place at a UK higher education institution, who are 16 and older, are eligible to apply for a Student visa.

A UK student visa – part of the Points Based System through which authorities decide on the eligibility of applicants for a visa – can be obtained by following several certain procedures, as completing an application, presenting the required documents, as well as paying the visa fee.

Please go here to view the international applicant process.

The Reintroduction of 2-Year Post-study Work VISAs Gives Graduates a Boost

In early March 2021, the UK announced the roll-out of its Graduate route – a post-study work visa system that allows students to work or look for work for up to 2 years (3 for Doctorate students). First announced in 2019, the first eligible batches for the scheme would be graduating this year, with applications opening in July 2021.