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On Thursday 23rd June 2016 a referendum was held to decide whether the United Kingdom (UK) should leave or remain in the European Union (EU). The decision to leave the EU won the vote. As a result of this referendum the UK was originally scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) at 11pm UK time on Friday 29th March 2019. This deadline has been extended to Friday 12th April 2019.
Since the referendum, the UK and the EU have been negotiating a ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ that will take effect when the UK leaves the EU. Currently we do not know whether a deal between the UK and EU will be agreed before the deadline.
What does this mean to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens studying here in the UK? Depending on (i) your personal circumstances and (ii) whether the UK and the EU can reach an agreement, you may have to apply for immigration status here in the UK so you can continue your studies. It is therefore in your best interests to start researching and considering the different options available to you as the Brexit deadline approaches.
Last Updated - 11.04.2019 09:06am
For more information please visit the UKVI website. You can also visit the UK Council for International Student Affair’s (UKCISA) website.
*Please note all information is subject to change at any time without notice from the UKVI.
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