‘Brexit’ Frequently Asked Questions

Will EU national staff and students still be welcome at the University of Huddersfield?

Of course! The University remains committed to its outlook as a global university and we are proud to welcome an international and multicultural staff and student community to our University. The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not change this view.

 

What does the EU referendum result mean for EU staff and students?

Barring unilateral action from the UK Government, the vote to leave the EU does not mean there will be any immediate change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, nor to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty foresees a two-year negotiation process between the UK and other member states, during which time the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU will be decided.

 

Will there be any impact to the recognition of a degree from the University of Huddersfield?

At this point in time, we don’t believe so. The University remains committed to being a world-leading global university ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world.

 

Will tuition fees and access to loans change for current EU students?

There will be no change to your fees status, immigration status or eligibility to receive loans and/or grants from The Student Loans Company for the duration of your current course of study.

 

Will tuition fees and access to loans change for new and prospective students?

We are very pleased to confirm that the University of Huddersfield will continue to charge fees at the Home/EU rate for the duration of your degree programme if you are starting in 2016/17 or 2017/18.

 

Will visa conditions/immigration status change for current EU staff and students?

There is no change to any current EU national student, staff or applicant’s immigration status at this point. This will remain the case until the UK Government advises otherwise.

 

Will visa conditions/immigration status change for students starting their studies in 2016/17?

There is no reason to assume any change to immigration status for students starting their studies in 2016/17.

 

Will EU students still be able to work in the UK whilst being a student?

At this point in time, there is no change to the immigration status or right to work for EU students.

 

Will there be any implications for students studying in the EU under the Erasmus+ programme?

There is no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme. We want to reassure you that there is no impact on your immigration status and that you will continue to be eligible to receive Erasmus+ grant funding until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU.

 

Will students due to complete an Erasmus+ exchange during the 2016/17 academic year still be able to go?

This decision will not affect planned Erasmus+ exchanges for the 2016/17 academic year.

 

Will students planning to participate in an Erasmus+ exchange during the 2017/18 academic year still be able to do so?

We have received confirmation from the UK’s Erasmus+ agency, the British Council, that Erasmus+ student exchanges will go ahead in the 2017/18 academic year.

 

Will there be any implications to students studying in the UK under the Erasmus programme?

We want to reassure you that there is no impact on your immigration status and that you will continue to be eligible to receive Erasmus+ grant funding until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU.

 

What will be the impact on EU-funded research projects?

The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 programme has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and existing project grants and contracts will be honoured unless, or until, advised otherwise.

 

Is there any support available to students and staff personally affected by this decision?

Yes. The Student Welfare Service and Student Counselling Service can offer advice to students who are personally affected by the outcomes of the vote and the Staff Counselling and Wellbeing Service can provide pastoral care to staff affected by this outcome.

 

How can the University support students worried about the job market?

The University’s Careers and Employability Service can provide advice to all students and recent graduates about their career prospects.

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