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Brexit: Analysis and FAQs

Page last updated on 22 October 2019 (FAQs about research funding).

On the 19 October, the Prime Minister wrote to the European Council to request a further Brexit extension until 31 January 2020. This is currently being considered by EU leaders. If and until this extension is agreed, the default position would still be to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019.

The Government has paused debate on the Withdrawal Act Bill until the EU has made a decision regarding the extension. This page will continue to be updated in light of new developments over the coming weeks.


EU Settlement Scheme briefings

Information sessions for students on the EU Settlement Scheme will be held on 14, 19 and 26 October in the Student Services Centre. The sessions will provide a detailed overview of the scheme and guidance on the application process. There will also be the opportunity for questions and answers.

Sign up for these events


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.

Key contacts for staff and students

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


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


  • 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 using the email title 'Brexit query'.


  • If students have a query not answered by the FAQs, they should contact the Tutor or Senior Tutor in their college.