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Brexit: Analysis and FAQs

The UK and the EU have agreed a Free Trade Agreement that will define their future relationship. Please use the links below for further information on the changes and how they might impact staff and students. 

Last updated 19th January 2021.

Information for staff and students


Information for students

Relevant information for EEA and Swiss applicants and students can be found on the International Students webpages.

The University’s International Student Office provides advice on a range of student-related immigration matters for applicants, students and their family members.

Information on the Erasmus/Turing scheme is updated on the International Office webpages. The University’s International Student Office administers the Erasmus programme at the University.

Students can also contact their College Senior Tutor or Tutorial Office if they have questions or concerns. 

Information for staff

Further guidance on the EU Settlement Status scheme, including how to make an application, is available on the University EU Settlement Scheme guidance (PDF) and on the government webpages.

For queries on how living and working overseas may be impacted by Brexit, please contact the Global Mobility Adviser (globalmobility@admin.cam.ac.uk), or consult the Global Mobility webpages [raven login required].

The HR Compliance Team have significant experience in assisting with immigration applications.

Updated guidance on the impact of Brexit on data protection can be found on the Information and Compliance website.

The Cambridge Research Office provides advice on the impact of Brexit on EU grants, research projects and collaborations. For further information please contact the EU team on H2020@admin.cam.ac.uk using the email title 'Brexit query'.

Online security

It is possible that online scammers may try to take advantage of any Brexit-related disruption. Please take note of the advice about online security available from UIS.