Prospective students

EU, EEA and Swiss nationals

 

You will not need a visa to travel to the UK and begin your studies. If the UK agrees an exit deal with the EU, as long as you are resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, you will be able to travel freely and if you wish to remain in the UK past that date, you will be able to apply for pre-settled/settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme at any point before 30 June 2021.

If the UK leaves the EU without an exit deal, you will be able to travel to the UK and begin studying, but you may need to apply for a three-year Temporary Visa at some point after you arrive in the UK. The details of this visa are still uncertain, but the trained immigration advisors in the University’s International Student Support Office will be able to help you to make your visa application once you have arrived in the UK.

If the UK leaves the EU without an exit deal and you arrive in the UK after the Brexit date, it is likely that you will need to apply for a three-year Temporary Visa. Guidance on how this visa will operate has not yet been confirmed. The University’s International Student Support Office will be able to help you with any applications that are required.

Remember, that this is only the case if the UK leaves the EU without an exit deal.  If the UK agrees an exit deal with the EU, as long as you are resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, you will be able to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme and stay in the UK for as long as you wish to.

If you are starting your studies in 2019/20 or 2020/21, you will still be eligible for the same fees and loans as UK students. You can find out further details about fees and funding and how to apply on our webpages.

If you are interested in starting your studies after 2020/21, we are currently awaiting confirmation from the UK Government on what fees and funding arrangements will be available.

Prospective students coming to the University of Exeter to study an Erasmus+ Exchange programme

The University of Exeter is currently participating in the Erasmus+ programme, and will continue to do so until further notice.

We would like to provide reassurance of the University’s commitment to support EU students coming to University of Exeter and confirm that we are committed to continuing exchanging students regardless of the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK.

The EU has given the UK an extension to the Article 50 period for the negotiation of Brexit until 31 October 2019 and there is still uncertainty about the eventual terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Provided the UK Government reaches an agreement with the EU that UK universities can participate in Erasmus+ projects after Brexit, students will be able to come to the University of Exeter through the Erasmus+ programme until the end of the academic year 2020/21.

In the event of a Brexit no deal scenario, the UK may be forced to withdraw from the Erasmus+ programme. This could have implications on the funding available to incoming students through their home institutions and is something inbound students should check with their home institution and their National Agency.

Students coming to study at University of Exeter for semester one or the full year starting in September 2019 through the Erasmus+ exchange programme will continue to be eligible for Erasmus+ grants from their home institution.

In the event of a no deal scenario, students coming to study at University of Exeter in semester two (January 2020) may not be eligible for Erasmus+ funding through their home institution and this is something inbound students should check with their home institution and their National Agency.

EU, EEA and Swiss nationals coming to study at University of Exeter for semester one or the full year starting in September 2019 through the Erasmus+ exchange programme will not need a visa to travel to the UK and begin your studies as long as you arrive before Brexit date. This establishes your residency in the UK and you are eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

If the UK agrees an exit deal with the EU, you will have until 30 June 2021 to apply for pre-settled/settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

If the UK leaves the EU without an exit deal, you will have until 31 December 2020 to apply for your status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

If the UK agrees an exit deal with the EU, as long as you are resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, you will be able to travel freely and if you wish to remain in the UK past that date, you will be able to apply for pre-settled/settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme at any point before 30 June 2021.

If the UK leaves the EU without an exit deal, you will be able to travel to the UK and begin studying, but you may need to apply for a three-year Temporary Visa at some point after you arrive in the UK.  The details of this visa are still uncertain, but the trained immigration advisors in in the University’s International Student Support Office will be able to help you to make your visa application once you have arrived in the UK.

Prospective students from outside the EU, EEA, Switzerland

No, your UK visa is not affected. Your ability to travel to other European countries with or without a visa is based on your country of nationality’s agreements with those European countries, not their agreement with the UK. If you require a Schengen visa to travel to Europe, for example, you will be able to apply for this in the same way as previously, through the European country’s diplomatic post in the UK. If you do not require a visa to travel to European countries, this will still be the case once the UK leaves the EU.