EU departure: we've been keeping you informed

We’ve been committed to keeping you up-to-date on progress and developments since 2016 when the UK voted to leave the EU.

We’ve brought together our Brexit updates and some of the questions asked by staff and students over the past few years. If you're looking for information on recent developments, and the most up-to-date guidance, see our EU advice pages for staff and students.

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Questions from staff

We've been answering your questions on how leaving the EU might affect the University as developments have happened. For more recent guidance and the most up-to-date information, check out our EU advice pages for staff.

We appreciate that the prospect of Brexit has created a period of uncertainty which is concerning and unsettling. You may find it helpful to talk your concerns through with a counsellor from our employee assistance programme, Confidential Care.

Confidential Care offers you independent, free and completely confidential telephone support and advice. Counsellors are available to talk through any problem, no matter how big or small, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

There is a University of York EU/EEA Staff Forum where you can share your concerns with other staff from the EU/EAA - there are meetings, and you can join the mailing list.

There is a national group UKCEN (UK citienship for European nationals) whose main objective is "to facilitate the acquisition of EEA residence documentation, status under the EU Settlement Scheme and British citizenship for nationals of EEA countries and their family members":

You may also wish to contact the local embassy or consulate for your home country.

We are also aware that since the Referendum there have been reports from other parts of the UK of individuals suffering racial harassment.

Working with the police, the local authority and other bodies, we will do everything to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the York community. If you have any concerns, please report them to the Registrar and Secretary.

The Government issued the following press release:

They have also provided an update on Horizon 2020:

The following information also came through on the UKRI portal regarding Horizon 2020:

The UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to guarantee funding for successful eligible UK bids to Horizon 2020, FrameworkProgramme 7 (FP7) and Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) in the event of a no deal exit from the European Union (EU). In this scenario, UKRI will administer the government’s funding guarantee.

You can register for regular UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) webinars where we will be providing updates on no deal planning for Horizon 2020/FP7 and RFCS as we approach exit from the EU. Further detail on how you register is below.
Preparing for a no deal exit from the EU

In the event of a no deal exit from the EU, UKRI will request evidence of your Horizon 2020 or RFCS grant in order to make guarantee payments to you.

To prepare, you may find it useful to start gathering:

  • Proof that you hold a Horizon 2020/FP7/RFCS grant
  • Proof of your grant amount
  • Proof of any payments already received from the European Commission
  • Any financial statements submitted to the European Commission since the last grant payment you received (with proof of submission)
  • Proof of any project costs incurred since your last payment from the European Commission

Please do not submit your documents until invited to do so by UKRI. A comprehensive list of evidence that UKRI will accept as proof of a grant will follow. Further guidance on how and when you should submit your documents will also follow.
If you’ve just been awarded a new grant we are aware that the evidence that you are able to provide will vary and we will take that into account. You should continue to comply with your obligations to the EU and should proceed with signing a grant agreement with the European Commission if you are invited to do so.

Recent update
On 8 August 2019 the government made a commitment to ensure UK bids submitted to relevant mono-beneficiary European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and SME instrument (now known as EIC Accelerator) calls before EU Exit will still be assessed even if not assessed by the European Commission.

In this scenario, UKRI will step in and manage the independent assessment of these proposals, with government funding made available to support successful projects for their duration.

For more information on this announcement, please see the recent UKRI news item. We (UKRI) will add further updates when we can.

Registering grants on the UKRI portal

If you have not already done so, please ensure that you have registered every H2020/RFCS/FP7 project you are currently participating in. Even if you have registered a grant before, we need you to add any new grants you have been awarded since your earlier registrations. If you are part of a consortium, please also notify any fellow UK participants that they need to register on the portal.

If your circumstances change and you are no longer the correct named contact for your project participation, please ensure that the correct contact person registers on the portal.

Please do not register grants onto the portal that have already expired.

Contacting us and webinar sign-up

If you need to add additional grants, use the portal: UKRI will keep you updated with further information on how to access the guarantee in the event of a no deal exit from the EU.

UKRI is running regular information webinars. If you would like to sign up to participate, please get in touch with UKRI via EUGrantsFunding@ukri.org.

For general information on no deal planning for Horizon 2020, please visit www.ukri.org/EUexit. If you have a specific query, please contact UKRI directly at EUGrantsFunding@ukri.org.

York is actively involved on representations by the Russell Group, Universities UK and UKRI to the UK government on the importance of European networks and funding to research and innovation.
The Russell Group in particular is lobbying for the UK government to secure a confirmation from the EU that the UK remains eligible to continue the projects applied for before exit day which now receive funding through the underwrite, even if they were evaluated after the date of exit. More broadly the sector is asking the UK government to provide greater clarity on its position vis-a-vis access to funding and to implement contingency plans as soon as possible to replace lost access to EU research funding.

Our key European relationships are long-standing, and we have received strong assurances from major partners that they wish to continue collaborative research although funding this activity maybe challenging.

York's key strategic response to Brexit has been to develop a sustainable strategic partnership with Maastricht University – the York Maastricht Partnership (YMP), and this will enable the development of major research bids to UK, Dutch, European and global funding bodies.

We will also continue to work closely through our White Rose Brussels office to support profile raising, lobbying, and network opportunities as the position regarding UK access to future research programmes is clarified.

We are also working closely with regional partners to position York as a key driver of research that is aligned to the aspirations set out in the Industrial Strategy and thus worthy of investment. We have also ensured that we have put in place internal structures to allow us to swiftly respond to other government funding initiatives such as the Global Research Challenge Fund where York has already generated a high degree of successful funding bids.

The latest Government advice on UK citizens visiting the EU after Brexit, including travel, passports, health insurance, driving, pets and mobile phone charges, can be found here.

If you are travelling on official University business - make sure you are registered on the travel log and covered by the University’s travel insurance.

If you are planning to travel over the Brexit period, please let your HoD or Departmental Manager know where you are travelling to and when you are expected back in the UK. And please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to return to work as planned.

Yes. There will be no change to the rights and status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members living in the UK until 31 December 2020 even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The Home Office has confirmed that it will operate the EU Settlement Scheme allowing EU/EEA residents to apply to stay in the UK after Brexit.

After Brexit

The Home Office have also stated that they will allow EU/EEA citizens who arrive after exit day to work but after 31 December 2020 they will be required to have a European Temporary Leave to Remain visa which will allow them to stay for three years. They will need to have applied for this visa under the new system before 31 December 2020.

See also Moving to the UK after Brexit: EU Citizens and their families

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living and working or studying in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.

EU citizens who have already been in the UK for five years and can evidence that, will be granted settled status. EU citizens who have been in the UK for fewer than five years can apply for pre-settled status until they reach the five-year residency requirement. Those EU/EEA nationals with permanent residence will be able to convert their permanent residence status into the new settled status free of charge, subject only to verification of identity, a criminality and security check and proof of ongoing residence.

The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain.

When you can apply

The EU Settlement Scheme is open. You can apply now if you meet the criteria. The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
Which status you get may depend on when you apply.

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal

You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply for settled status. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.
More information can be found on the Government website and the HR website.

After Brexit - temporary leave to remain

The Home Office have also stated that EU, EEA or Swiss citizens will be able to live, work and study in the UK as they do now until 31 December 2020.

To stay here after the 31 December 2020 they will be required to apply for a European Temporary Leave to Remain visa giving up to three years’ temporary leave to stay in the UK.

European temporary leave to remain (Euro TLR) is a temporary UK immigration status that will allow EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who move to the UK after Brexit to continue living, working and studying in the UK after 31 December 2020. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2020.

The government has also confirmed the migration arrangements for EU and EEA nationals arriving after exit day in a 'no deal' scenario. These individuals will be able to travel to and enter the UK as now, but if they wish to remain for more than three months they will need to register for European Temporary Leave to Remain which will be valid for three years. If they wish to stay after their temporary leave to remain expires, they will need to apply for the appropriate permission under the future immigration system.

Help and advice on the EU Settlement Scheme, can be found on the HR website.

An EU Staff Forum has been set up by members of staff at the University to support each other and usually meet once a month. Representatives of Professional Support Services often attend to answer questions where possible.

We will also run support events, such as help to apply for EU Settlement, in partnership with York City Council.

Please look out in the weekly Staff Digest and on the EU Support - News and Events page.

The University has provided a number of Android devices available for loan, with the Settled Status app already installed. Contact IT Services for further information.

Your staff record details are available on MyView. This is a useful source of official employment documentation. For example you can download your payslips and your P60s as PDFs to be submitted to the Home Office.

The Government has previously announced that in the event of a no deal Brexit, from the specified leave date, any EU citizens wanting to come to the UK for longer than three months (for reasons including work and study) will need to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain which will give permission to stay for up to three years. After this, any EU citizens wishing to stay longer than three years will need to make a further application under the new skills-based future immigration system, which will begin in 2121. These rules will not apply to those here before exit day, as the EU Settlement Scheme will still apply to them.

No. In any outcome of Brexit our priorities will be to make sure we are supporting our staff and students and to ensure our core purpose of teaching and research continues.

At the moment the Government position is that EU nationals resident in the UK by 31 Dec 2020 can apply for settled or pre-settled status, including students.

The University is providing help and support to EU members of staff to ensure we retain the skills and expertise of our researchers, teaching and support staff.

While the Government is proposing to end free movement this has not yet been approved and any new arrangements will not be in place for some time after the day we leave.

The latest Government information on visiting the UK after Brexit can be found here:

If you are travelling on official University business - make sure you are registered on the travel log and covered by the University’s travel insurance.

If you are planning to travel over the Brexit period, please let your Head of Department or Departmental Manager know where you are travelling to and when you are expected back in the UK, and please let them know as soon as possible if you are unable to return to work as planned.

If you wish to have a letter confirming your employment with, and position at, the University this can be arranged. Please contact sarah.grice@york.ac.uk.

There remains some uncertainty around the exact rules regulating access to healthcare and whether EU citizens will need to pay for their care in the UK after Brexit.

This is the latest Government advice on Healthcare after Brexit.

The University is working with City partners including the NHS and is constantly seeking clarity on this matter. Updates will be made to these Q&As when more details emerge.

According to the UK government it has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. It has also reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland.

These agreements mean that most citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will need to apply to stay in the UK. They can then continue living their lives here as they do now.

Use the Government tool to check what to do to continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU.

The Department for Health and Care has issued the following information:

Information for patients and clinicians on medicines
The information for patients on nhs.uk around continuity of medicines supply if there is a no-deal EU exit has been updated. As well as this, the FAQ for clinicians on the NHS England website has also been updated. These updates explain the government’s multi-layered approach to ensure that medicines continue to be available if there is a no-deal EU exit.

The University has set up a Gold Planning Group that includes members of UEB and Heads of Services involved in the operational side of running the University.

The Group meets weekly and examines the latest information coming from Government departments to consider the implications for staff, students and the running of campus. This Group liaises with regional partners, including the City Council and the NHS trust, to understand contingency planning at a local level. Connections with the Russell Group of Universities and agencies including Universities UK mean the group also maintain a HE sector perspective.

Contingency planning considers how best to mitigate the potential impacts of Brexit on campus operations and our principal activities of teaching and learning, and research.

To complement the Gold Group, a Silver Group responsible for communications has been formed and is currently focusing on:

  • staff and student concerns
  • updates to these web pages
  • targeted updates through the Staff Digest, department heads and operations managers, and student emails

If you are contributing to one of the University’s pension schemes and choose to leave both your employment and the UK, there may be a number of options available to you regarding your pension. The information set out below reflects our current understanding of the position, but this is an evolving picture and thus will be subject to updates and change as the position regarding the UK’s departure from the EU becomes clearer.

Refund

Depending on which scheme you are a member of and how long you have contributed to it for, you may be able to receive a refund of your contributions, less the tax relief you have received on the contributions you have made.

If you are a member of USS or the University of York Pension Fund:

  • and have contributed to the scheme for less than two years and have not made your contributions via the University’s salary sacrifice scheme, Pensions Extra, then a refund of contributions may be available to you.
  • and have contributed to the scheme for more than two years or have contributed to the scheme for less than two years but have contributed via the University’s salary sacrifice scheme, Pensions Extra, then a refund of contributions will not be available to you.

You can tell if you are paying your pension scheme contributions by salary sacrifice by checking if the letters “SX” appear in front of the pension contributions deductions on your payslip.

If you are a member of The People’s Pension:

  • and contributed to the scheme for less than thirty days, a refund may be available.
  • and have contributed to the scheme for more than thirty days, a refund is not available to you.

Leave your benefits in the UK

If you are not able to receive a refund of contributions then you can leave your pension in the UK, either to transfer elsewhere at a later date or to receive as a pension when you retire. Many UK pension schemes can now make payments of pensions into overseas bank accounts. You can find information about leaving your benefits in the UK from the relevant website for your scheme:

Transfer your pension overseas

You may be able to transfer your pension to an overseas pension scheme. In order to receive a transfer from a UK pension scheme, the overseas scheme must have been approved as a recognised scheme by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). You may have to pay tax on the sum transferred overseas. You can find the list of recognised schemes and more information about tax on overseas transfers on HMRC’s website. Depending on the value of the sum being transferred, UK law may require you to take financial advice before a transfer can be paid. The overseas scheme may also levy charges for processing or receiving a transfer from the UK. You should check this with the administrator of the new scheme.

More information

The People’s Pension and USS have published more information specific to their schemes on their websites.

Members of NHS Pensions or the University of York Pension Fund should get in touch with the University’s Pensions Office if they require more information.

Questions and advice

If you have any specific questions regarding your pension, please contact the University’s Pensions Team in the first instance. They can be reached via pensions@york.ac.uk or on +44(0) 1904 324805 or +44(0) 1904 324782. Please note that the Pensions Team cannot tell you what you should do or give you any advice regarding your pension. If you require advice about your pension, please let the Pensions Team know and they can provide you with information about where you can obtain advice from.

If Covid-19 has caused interruptions to your travel plans and your access to appropriate records is limited please see the current government guidance to help.

You may be able to use an alternative piece of evidence of identity and nationality, or (if you are applying from outside the UK) of entitlement to apply from outside the UK if you are unable to obtain or produce a passport or national identity card due to circumstances beyond your control or due to compelling practical or compassionate reasons specifically related to coronavirus public health restrictions.

If Covid-19 has caused interruptions to your travel plans and thus your residence in the UK, for example, you were suffering from Covid-19 overseas and could not return to the UK, or travel restrictions imposed by governments meant you were absent from the UK for longer than planned then, providing you have not been absent for more than 12 months, your continuous qualifying period will not necessarily be affected.
 
If you have been absent from the UK for a single period of more than 6 months, but not more than 12 months, during your 5 year continuous qualifying period due to being ill with Covid-19, and you were unable to return to the UK because you were ill or in quarantine, that absence will not cause you to break your continuous qualifying period. This is because the EUSS allows for a single absence up to 12 months for an important reason, including serious illness.
 
In all cases where you have been prevented from travelling due to Covid-19 you should provide all supporting evidence with your application outlining the details and the dates if you were ill or were in quarantine.
 
Where there is no public health element preventing your return, it will be considered that there is nothing preventing EEA citizens and their family members from returning to the UK and the decision not to do so would be a personal one, the consequences of which may be that continuity of residence and continuous qualifying period is broken.  

Find out more about the government guidance.

Questions from students

We've been answering your questions on how leaving the EU might affect you as a student as developments have happened. For more recent guidance and the most up-to-date information, check out our EU advice pages for students.

Yes. There will be no change to immigration status for EU students who are already here or who arrive before the end of the government’s Brexit implementation period on 31 December 2020.

According to the British Council:

  • the UK's decision to leave the EU does not have any immediate implications for your status if you are an EU student in the UK
  • if you are an EU student applying for a place at a university or further education institution in the UK 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic year you will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee status’, which means you will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students for the duration of your studies
  • if you have already started your course you are guaranteed your existing status for the duration of your studies
  • these guarantees apply for the full duration of the course, even if the course finishes after the UK leaves the EU.
  • after this, the process is still to be confirmed. The UK Government and universities in the UK are working to keep the system as simple as possible.
  • the UK has reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland.

Yes, during any transition period. The government has previously said that the rights of EU citizens to work in the EU will remain broadly the same after the official leaving date, up to 31 December 2020 in the eventuality of an agreed deal or even if there is no deal.

The deadline for entering the UK is 11pm (GMT), 31 December 2020.

Up to 31 December 2020:

  • if you are a new or continuing student from an EU member state you may continue to enter and study in the UK without the need for a visa
  • ID cards and passports will be sufficient documentation
  • European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will remain valid
  • you are encouraged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Applications close 30 June 2021 and there is no charge to apply
  • EUSS will confer pre-settled status on successful applicants. If you gain pre-settled status there will be no need for a visa after the freedom of movement ends on 31 December
  • after five years qualifying residency in the UK, you can apply for settled status
  • if successful in gaining pre-settled status you're not obliged to remain in the UK on completion of your studies
  • family members of successful applicants can apply to join them in the UK
  • EUSS will save hundreds of pounds in visa fees
  • if you are an EU student who doesn’t apply for EUSS but wishes to remain in the UK after 31 December 2020, a visa will be required. It is not yet known where the visa application will have to be made.

1 January 2021 onwards:

  • if you are a new student who arrives from an EU member state you will require a visa to study in the UK
  • UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will detail how the application process will work in due course
  • EHIC will no longer be valid and it is likely that you will need to make a healthcare payment as part of your visa application
  • it's not yet known what the healthcare arrangements will be for continuing students
  • EUSS will not be available to those arriving after 31 December 2020.

See more information for EU students about the UK's point-based immigration system

The International Student Support Team will provide information and advice about the immigration process to you if you require a visa to study in the UK.

If you're a current student from the EU or are applying to courses starting in 2019/20 you will not see any changes to your loan eligibility or fee status.

If you're applying to start courses in England and Scotland in 2020/21 you're also guaranteed the same fee status. This guarantee will apply for the full duration of the course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

If you're an EU undergraduate you're currently eligible to apply for Tuition Fee Loans from the UK Government, and if you're a 2019/20 student you will still have this option. If you're an eligible student currently receiving a loan you will continue to receive this support for the duration of your course.

If you're eligible for bursaries from the University and meet the household income criteria, you will continue to receive your funding.

EU undergraduates are not eligible for loans for living costs, such as Maintenance Loans.

At the moment we have no indication from the government regarding any change to the terms of the loans and repayment system and whether these will change if you're a current student.

If you're an EU postgraduate student and you're currently eligible for Masters Loans and Doctoral Loans you can continue to choose how you use these loans, ie tuition fees and living costs. At this time we believe this will continue if you arrive in 2019/20.

Classes and assessments are expected to go ahead as scheduled. We also expect that field trips and field research will continue as scheduled. In the event of travel disruptions or changes to visa requirements, you should contact the trip organisers in your departments for further information. The University and your department will do everything they can to ensure that teaching and learning are not affected, even if that learning is happening off-campus.

The UK and EU are currently negotiating (November 2020) what role the UK might play in the Erasmus successor programme due to start in 2021.

The University of York remains committed to providing global programmes and placements in Europe and around the world for our students, regardless of the outcome of Erasmus negotiations. 

The UK government website provides information for EU and UK citizens about Brexit and the Universities UK Brexit FAQs webpage has answers to frequently asked questions that you can consult as well as the questions we’ve answered below. We’ll provide updates as and when new information becomes available, but if you have any questions about Erasmus funding, please contact us at erasmus@york.ac.uk.

The University of York remains committed to providing global programmes and placements in Europe and around the world for our students, regardless of the outcome of Erasmus negotiations. 

Internal applications to study abroad at one of our partner universities in 2022/23 are due to open in November 2021, but it’s never too early to start looking into where you want to go and what you want to do. Our Global opportunities by subject webpage is a good place to start, but bear in mind that details can change from year to year, so you’ll need to check this again in Autumn 2021 for the latest information to go global in 2022/23. 

As of November 2020, there’s no confirmation about the UK’s participation in the Erasmus successor programme that’s due to start in 2021 and at the moment funding for EU study/work placements in 2022/23 cannot be guaranteed.

Applications

You should continue to apply for your study/work placement in the usual way with your Department or Careers for the Placement Year. We expect to have some Erasmus+ funding from our 2020 project that we can award to students who go abroad in 2021/22 and the Global Programmes Team will get in touch with nominated students in Spring/Summer 2021 if further information is required to help us allocate any Erasmus+ funding we may have. 

You can find out more about going abroad in 2021/22 on our how to apply and finance and funding webpages. If you’re going on a work placement abroad, you should also follow your department’s work placement instructions. 

Passport and visa

The following information is taken from the passport and visa section of our Considerations Checklist on the things to consider webpage.  

Some host countries may require students to obtain a visa in order to study or work for a summer, semester/term or year. If you are a UK passport-holder, you should check the gov.uk foreign travel advice pages (entry requirements section for your destination) for any changes added to visa requirements for your destination and can check your passport is valid for the country you’re travelling to from 1 January 2021 onwards. 

You are responsible for applying for any visas that are required to go to the host destination in a timely manner and should consult embassy/consulate websites and information provided by the host institution. The visa requirements may vary from destination to destination; you may need to provide medical certificates or proof of finances (certified bank statements) and the visa requirements may also vary depending on your nationality/country of residence. 

If you need a visa you should budget for this accordingly; you may need to pay for certificates and for return travel/accommodation in order to go to an embassy appointment. You may also need to consider whether other overseas trips you have planned may affect your visa application time. It’s a good idea to apply for a visa as soon as possible once you have been formally accepted by your host university and received your acceptance/visa letter as the process can take some time.

If you’re not a UK national, please check the visa regulations and procedures relating to the passport you’ll be travelling on and also get in touch with the Immigration Team at York to ask about your placement abroad and UK study visa status: immigration@york.ac.uk.

Insurance

All University of York students who study/work abroad as part of their course must complete the Travel Log and Travel Risk Assessment (TRA) to be covered by the University’s travel insurance policy. You’ll get more information about completing the Travel Log and TRA as part of the Global Programmes pre-departure workshops in the Spring and Summer Terms. 

If you’re going on a work placement, then we also have a document called Insurance Information for Traineeships Abroad on our things to consider webpage that you should read for information about accident and liability insurance in the workplace.

You should check the NHS and foreign travel advice webpages for the latest information about healthcare, including the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).

Questions?

Please contact your Placement Coordinator / Departmental International Officer and Global Programmes at erasmus@york.ac.uk if you have any questions that are not answered here.

Visiting Students with an offer to come and study with us in York in the Spring and/or Summer Term 2021 are contacted at their University of York email address, so please check your account for new messages regularly and follow that information carefully. 

Further contact details are in the question below: I’m a Visiting Student with a question that’s not answered here, who should I contact?

The University will play its part in ensuring that any new future arrangements continue to support student mobility. Our University partners throughout Europe also wish student mobility to continue. Undergraduate Visiting Student applications for 2021/22 entry will open online on 1 March 2021.

If you have any questions about coming to York as a Visiting Student, please contact Global Programmes at visiting-students@york.ac.uk and we’ll help find you an answer. Depending on your question, we might need to signpost you to another department. For example, for academic matters this will be your Departmental International Officer (contact details are on the link for your main Department on the Visiting Student module page), the International Student Support Team at immigration@york.ac.uk for visa questions or Accommodation Services at accommodation@york.ac.uk for accommodation queries. 

Please contact your home university with any questions about your Erasmus+ funding if you are a Visiting Student coming to York.

No. At the moment the government position is that if you're an EU national resident in the UK by 31 Dec 2020 you can apply for settled or pre-settled status, including students.

The University is providing help and support if you're an EU member of staff to ensure we retain the skills and expertise of our researchers, teaching and support staff.

The University will support you if you're an EU member of staff looking to apply for settled or pre-settled status.

The University has set up a Brexit Planning Group who are looking at different scenarios to ensure we preserve the talented research, teaching and support staff at the University. We're also building partnerships with institutions overseas and looking at securing alternative funding to maintain and grow the world-leading research we do at York. We believe such measures will help retain existing staff, and help us continue to attract talent from around the globe.

The University of York is an international community, welcoming staff, students, visitors and partners from around the world. We have and always will see ourselves as a global institution.

There's lots of support available if you're an international student worried about the implications for Brexit:

There is a national group UKCEN (UK citizenship for European nationals) whose main objective is "to facilitate the acquisition of EEA residence documentation, status under the EU Settlement Scheme and British citizenship for nationals of EEA countries and their family members":

If you suffer unwelcome comments or behaviours from other students we encourage you to report this as soon as possible using the online student misconduct form.

There is more information on the support available to you on the student support pages:

The latest government information on visiting the UK after Brexit:

If you are travelling on official University business, make sure you are registered on the travel log and covered by the University’s travel insurance.

If you are planning to travel over the Brexit period, please let your supervisor or Departmental Administrator know where you are travelling to and when you are expected back in the UK. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to return as planned.

The latest government advice on UK citizens visiting the EU after Brexit, including travel, passports, health insurance, driving, pets and mobile phone charges:

If you're travelling on official University business make sure you are registered on the travel log and covered by the University’s travel insurance.

Please get in touch with your Departmental Administrator as soon as possible if you are experiencing problems returning to the UK as planned for the start of term.

There remains some uncertainty around the exact rules regulating access to healthcare and whether you will need to pay for your care in the UK if you are an EU citizen after Brexit.

The University is working with city partners including the NHS and is constantly seeking clarity on this matter. Updates will be made to these Q&As when more details emerge.

See the latest government advice on healthcare after Brexit.