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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”

We continue to provide our current and prospective staff and students with support and regular updates as we work to manage the impact of Brexit. 

Latest News

This page and our FAQs are updated regularly with key developments. If you would like to receive our regular Brexit Briefings, please contact a.wolthuizen@imperial.ac.uk

Latest news

  • The European Parliament has ratified the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal and the Horizon Europe legislation. This means UK association can now be finalised. UK researchers are eligible to apply for Horizon Europe funding. For more information, have a look at the Research Office’s EU Team Yammer or get in touch with the EU team.
  • The new Graduate route will launch on 1 July 2021Undergraduate and Masters students that successfully apply for this visa will be able to stay in the UK and work - or look for work - at any skill level for two years. Doctoral students will be able to stay for three years. You can find more information on the International Student Support webpages.
  • The Department for Education has launched the Turing Scheme, the UK’s replacement for the Erasmus programm. Students will be able to utilise the scheme from September 2021. Further details are expected in the coming months and will be made available on the College’s Placements site.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens resident in the UK before 11pm on 31 December 2020 who have not yet obtained Settled/Pre-Settled Status through the EU Settlement Scheme are urged to apply now to secure the right to live, work and study in the UK – the deadline to apply is 30 June 2021. The College continues to support  staff  and  students  with this process.
  • Staff and students may want to use the government’s Brexit checking tool to get more information tailored to their circumstances.

Please contact the College’s Brexit Advisory Group at Brexit.advice@imperial.ac.uk with any questions.

What happens next?

  • May 2021                               Association to Horizon Europe finalised
  • September 2021                   Launch of Turing Scheme 

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.