The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. As of 31 December 2020, the transition period has completed, with new arrangements in place. We want to make sure you have all the information on any next steps you may need to take.

The University of York is a welcoming, inclusive, international community. We encourage and support people from around the world to come to York to live, work and study. Whether you’re a member of staff or a student, or you’re looking at joining our University in the future, we understand that this may be an unsettling time. 


The deadline for applications to settled status was 30 June 2021

To carry on living in the UK beyond 30 June 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens needed to apply to the EU Settlement scheme. Visit the government webpages for full guidance.


If you're a UK student looking for guidance on travelling to the EU after Brexit, see the latest government advice for UK citizens.

Find out more about the new requirements and processes as a result of the UK leaving the EU, and learn about the sources of support we have around the University to help you.


I would like to reassure everyone - and in particular our EU and other international staff and students - that the values and principles at the University of York remain unchanged. We are a welcoming and inclusive institution that thrives on the richness of thought, ideas, challenge and change brought about by the eclectic global community we have on campus and the richness of our links and partnerships with the EU and worldwide. We will continue to look for the best ways of engaging with high quality partners, whatever the outcome of the negotiations this year.

As we progress through the period of negotiations and transition, we will continue to highlight the challenges for research, student exchange and freedom of movement in higher education, and lobby for a creative and sensitive approach on these issues. We will continue to encourage and support people from around the world to come to York to live, work and study. As we do so we might usefully recall and reiterate the words of the then Archbishop of York at this University’s foundation in 1963 when he encouraged our students to act as ‘citizens not only of York, not only of England or Great Britain, not only of Europe, but the world.

Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President

Information on these pages is accurate to the best of the University's knowledge and based on advice from the UK Government and national bodies for universities.