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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 mitigate and manage the impact of Brexit. 

Latest News

This page and our FAQs will be updated regularly with key developments. If you would like to receive our regular Brexit Briefings, please contact

Latest news

  • The Brexit deal paves the way for UK participation in Horizon EuropeUK researchers are expected to be eligible to apply for funding from the first research grant calls under the Horizon Europe programme, which are expected shortly after the EU has formally adopted the regulationsOnce the UK’s association agreement is ratified, UK participants will have access to funding on the same basis as EU member states and on equivalent terms as organisations in EU countries. UK researchers will continue to be able to be principal investigators (PIs) and lead and coordinate projects.
  • The Department for Education has launched the Turing Scheme, the UK’s replacement for the Erasmus programme with a new website, which contains limited details on eligibility, application process, flexibility on placement length, grant rates and admin support. Students will be able to utilise the scheme from September 2021. Further guidelines are expected in the near future.  
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens resident in the UK before 31 December 2020 will continue to be eligible for Settled/Pre-Settled Status through the EU Settlement Scheme and have until 30 June 2021 to apply. 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.

The College’s Brexit Advisory Group is preparing for any outcome and you can email with any questions.

What happens next?

  • March/April tbc                   Horizon Europe legislation adopted  
  • March/April tbc                   European Parliament to ratify Brexit deal  
  • Spring 2021                           First Horizon Europe calls expected 
  • 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.