UCL and Brexit


Support for the UCL community

Information for all our staff and students about the impact of Brexit on your rights and access to EU funded programmes.

UCL is a global university through our outlook, people and enduring international partnerships. Our EU staff and students are our first priority in our approach to Brexit, and since the EU referendum we have been engaging with the UK government to protect your rights.

This page provides practical advice for our staff and students, including prospective students, as well as links to further information.

Latest government updates

The UK has left the European Union. The transition period ended on 31 December 2020. 

The government has set up a webpage that provides targeted information for Higher Education Institutions on the new relationship with the EU. Guidance covers areas such as the EU Settlement Scheme and the new UK immigration system. General guidance for citizens and businesses is also available on the government's transition website: www.gov.uk/transition.

We will be updating the FAQ sections for UCL students and staff with any new information as promptly as possible.  

Since the referendum, UCL's President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur has been a leading presence in policy stakeholder groups, media and public debate. For some background information on UCL's position with regards to Brexit, view UCL's public statements and key strategic activities.

FAQs for students

This page provides practical advice for current and for prospective students coming from the EU.

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FAQs for staff

This page provides practical advice for our current staff, as well as links to further information.

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Immigration Loans

This loan from UCL is for eligible UCL employees to obtain immigration law advice and to make certain immigration applications for themselves and their immediate dependants.

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Applying for EU research funding

UK scientists can continue to participate in Horizon 2020 programmes, and to its successor programme, Horizon Europe, to which the UK will associate. 

Go to EU research funding


Brexit Mitigation at UCL

Between 2016 and 2020, the Brexit Mitigation Group (BMG) was UCL’s high-level working group to anticipate, plan for and mitigate the impact of Brexit on UCL as an institution. In 2020, it was succeeded by a Brexit Operational & Planning Group and a Strategy & Oversight Group. Work in both areas will continue into 2021.

Read more about UCL's Brexit mitigation work since 2016.