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EU referendum response

Here at Canterbury Christ Church University our staff and our students from across the EU are, and will continue to be, extremely important members of our diverse and multi-cultural University community. They make a significant contribution to who we are, what we stand for, and our long-term commitment to internationalisation.

Christ Church is at the forefront of analysis of the local impact of our exit from the EU across different sectors, including business and commerce, agriculture, healthcare, local government, and policing and security. More details are available on the CEFEUS webpages.

Here you can find information about what the UK's exit from the EU on the 31 January 2020 will mean for our University community.

Information about Brexit and the transition period.

During the transition period (until 31 December 2020), the rights of EU students to live, study and work in the UK will not change. 

If you want to stay in the UK after 31 December 2020, check the Government website to see how to continue living in the UK after the transition period.

During the transition period (until 31 December 2020), arrangements for travelling to the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Area (EFTA), and Switzerlandwill not change. However, after 31 December there will be changes. You can find out more on the Government Brexit travel advice pages. These pages are regularly updated.

During the transition period (until 31 December 2020), arrangements for EU, European Economic Area (EEA), European Free Trade Area (EFTA), and Swiss nationals travelling to the UK will not change. However, after 31 December 2020 there may be changes. 

You can find out more on the GOV.UK website.

The Government's EU Settlement Scheme enables EU citizens and their family members living in the UK to continue living here after the UK withdraws from the EU, with the same rights as they have now.

The deadline for applying for settled status is 30 June 2021. 

More information about eligibility and the application process can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Students from the European Union starting courses in England in the 2020/21 academic year will continue to be treated as UK students, in terms of fees and financial support, for the duration of their studies.

The fee status of EU nationals for 2021 entry onwards has yet to be confirmed.

EU students who are starting or continuing a course in the 2020/21 academic year, and are eligible to receive loans, will continue to remain eligible for the duration of their course.

To enable you to continue living here after the UK withdraws from the EU, with the same rights as you have now, you will need to apply for settled status under the Government's EU Settlement Scheme.

The deadline for applying for settled status is 30 June 2021. More information about eligibility and the application process can be found on the GOV.UK website.

At its meeting on 8 November 2016 SMT approved a proposal to provide short-term loans to members of staff who may wish to apply for residency or citizenship. While it is anticipated that the loan scheme will be of most interest to colleagues from other EU countries following the result of the EU Referendum, it will also be available to those who are in the UK under Tier 2 sponsorship by the University.
Full details of the scheme, and how to apply, can be found at: https://cccu.canterbury.ac.uk/hr-and-od/policies-and-procedures/short-life-loan-policy.aspx (internal only page).

During the transition period, UK universities can continue to participate in Erasmus+. There has not yet been an agreement on the UK’s relationship with EU programmes, including the next Erasmus programme, that are due to start in 2021. However Christ Church has submitted its funding bid and awaits the outcome along with all other universities within the UK.

We will continue to update students as per their ability to take part in Erasmus+ as information becomes available, alongside the University’s additional mobility opportunities which remain unaffected.

UK Research and Innovation is advising UK organisations to continue to bid for grants until the end of the Horizon 2020 programme. Successful bids will be funded for the lifetime of the projects, including projects finishing after the transition period ends in 2020.

There has not yet been an agreement on the UK’s relationship with EU programmes, including Horizon Europe, that are due to start in 2021. 

Information on this page is accurate to the best of the University's knowledge and based on advice from the UK Government and national bodies for universities. However, we reserve the right to update and amend information as we seek further clarification on questions arising from the referendum.

 

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