Jun 04 2021

As the UK has now left the EU, if you are an EU/EEA student, this will have an effect on your immigration status in the UK and what you will need to do to show you remain eligible to study here.

If you are an EU/EEA student that is currently in the UK, and have not done so already, you should apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021. This is free to apply for and will grant you either pre-settled (five years of leave in the UK) or settled status (indefinite leave).

We understand that you may not currently be in the UK due to the impact of the pandemic. However, please ensure that you read the information on the government webpages as it is likely you will still be eligible to apply as long as you were in the UK prior to 31 December 2020.

If you have not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme and are due to complete your studies before 30 June 2021, you may still find this information useful should you need to stay in the UK after you complete your studies or if you are given a repeat or resit decision when your results are released in the Summer.   

Confirming your eligibility to study in the UK with us

After the EU Settlement Scheme closes on 30 June 2021, your status in the UK will be affected and you will need to show us documentation that confirms your ongoing eligibility to study in the UK. After the deadline, as a College we will be required to keep record of your visa (settlement) documentation to show that you are eligible to continue to study in the UK. This will be a legal requirement from UK Visa and Immigration that as a College we must follow.

If you already have your Settled or Pre-Settled EU status confirmed, or another immigration status to study in the UK, you can submit your information now by completing the online form linked below. You will receive an email to your College email address to confirm the deadline to submit your documents to us. If you do not submit documents by the deadline you may not be able to continue studying with us until this is resolved.

Click here to confirm right to study in the UK

Further information and useful resources