ERC Jean-Pierre Bourguignon visits Imperial

Imperial is a European university with global reach. Collaborating across borders with people from different backgrounds, cultures and nationalities is what drives the world’s best universities.

President Alice Gast has repeatedly affirmed that “Imperial is, and will remain, a European university” – whatever form Brexit may take.

Imperial is providing staff and students with support and regular updates as we work to mitigate and manage the considerable uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process. 

Our European ambitions remain undimmed. We are growing our European collaborations. We are working to influence decision-makers in Westminster and Brussels as we campaign for access to European research networks and immigration reform that will allow science to thrive. 

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  • The EU Settlement Scheme’s public phase opened on 21 January and the Prime Minister announced that the £65 application fee that EU citizens were due to pay would be scrapped when the Settlement Scheme opens fully on 30 March 2019. Anyone who has applied already, or who applies and pays a fee during the Public Test Phase, will have their fee refunded. Details of the refunds process will be made available shortly. Imperial will continue to support applications. For further information see Imperial’s FAQs.  
  • Parliament rejected the Brexit deal on 15 January. This means that uncertainty regarding the future relationship between the UK and the EU continues. Parliament will vote on Government's revised Brexit deal on 29 January. Regardless of this, government has made guarantees on the status of EU citizens and research collaborations which will remain unaffected. The current political situation is fast-moving and uncertain. This space and our FAQs will be updated regularly with key developments.

More information

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Information for staff

Imperial is providing information and support to staff as the UK leaves the EU. Find out about the latest information from the UK government, answers to frequently asked questions and contact points for further support.

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Information for students

Imperial is working to provide current and future students from the EU/EEA with the latest information on fees, funding and immigration requirements

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European partnerships

Imperial is intensifying its European collaborations. We have formed a seed fund to support new European research collaborations and are developing new European partnerships, such as those with France’s CNRS research agency and the Technical University Munich.