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QMUL and the EU referendum

“Here at Queen Mary, we are proud to be one of the most international universities in the world. Our work and our communities are enriched by a diverse staff and student community, who join us from over 150 countries.

“Members of the Queen Mary Senior Executive are engaged in discussions with the government to ensure that the views and the requirements of universities, and of our staff and students, are considered as part of the UK’s approach to negotiations over our exit from the EU.

“We continue to emphasise a fundamental commitment to our values and to the achievement of our educational and academic purposes through openness and an international outlook. We benefit greatly from the diversity of perspectives and talents that derives from being such an international institution, and we will work tirelessly to preserve this special character.”

Professor Simon Gaskell, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London

Brexit – how will it affect you?

Current students

The government has confirmed that there will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU. The government has now published a policy paper (available in English) which sets out their offer to EU citizens and their families in the UK. You can keep up to date on the status of EU citizens in the UK on this government webpage

It has been confirmed in government statements that current EU students studying at UK universities will pay the same fees as 'home' students for the full duration of their course, even if the course finishes after the UK has left the EU.

EU students currently in higher or further education, who are eligible under current rules to receive loans and grants from the Student Loans Company will continue to do so for the courses they are currently enrolled on or about to start this coming year (2017-18).

We recently held briefing sessions and workshops for students, hosted by immigration lawyers Eversheds. Visit my.qmul for more information.

For more information, please visit our student FAQs page.

Prospective students

The government has guaranteed that EU students applying to start a course in England in 2017-18 and in 2018-19 will continue to be eligible for tuition fee loans and for 'home' fee status for the duration of their study.

The government has also confirmed that EU nationals starting PhD courses in the next academic year (2017-18) will continue to be eligible for Research Council PhD studentships to help fund their studies for the full duration of their course. This will be the case even if the course finishes after the UK has left the European Union.

For more information, visit our student FAQs page.

If you have any further questions, please contact EUstudents@qmul.ac.uk.

Staff

Updates from the Principal to all staff regarding the EU referendum and Brexit can be found on the Principal’s webpage (QMUL login required).

The government has confirmed that there will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU. The government has now published a policy paper (available in English) which sets out their offer to EU citizens and their families in the UK. You can keep up to date on the status of EU citizens in the UK on this government webpage

For more information, please visit our staff FAQs page.

Researchers

The UK remains eligible to apply for EU funding, such as Horizon 2020, until the UK exits the European Union. For more information, read our briefing paper on the implications of UK exit on UK participation in EU research and innovation programmes (QMUL login required). 

What our experts have to say

Visit our Brexit media pages for news and analysis from our Brexit and UK politics experts.

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