Information for current students

If you are a current student, you can find useful information below on how the new changes may impact you.

Last reviewed: 13 January 2021

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If you have further questions, please explore the useful links below or get in touch.


I enrolled in September 2020 but have not yet arrived in the UK due to the pandemic. What are my options?

If you arrived in the UK before 31 December 2020you can apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you arrive from 1 January 2021 onwards, you will have to apply for a student visa via the new points-based immigration system

Will my fees be affected?

There will be no change to the tuition fee status of current EU students attending UK universities for the duration of their course.

As a current student at Oxford Brookes, can I apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?

Yes, you can apply for the EU Settlement Scheme if you are an EU/EEA or Swiss national (or family member) and were living in the UK before 31 December 2020. Find out more about the EU Settlement Scheme.

I am going to leave the UK before 30 June 2021. Do I need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme?

No, you do not need to apply. However it might be worth applying just in case you change your mind and you later decide that you do want to live in the UK for longer, for example for work or further study.

If you are travelling back into the UK after the UK has left the EU and you have not applied for the EU Settlement Scheme, then it may be useful to have evidence with you that you were living in the UK before the UK left the EU. This evidence could be your Brookes Attendance Letter (see below).

Where can I get proof that I am, or was, a student at Oxford Brookes for my EU settlement application/travel purposes?

Full details of how to request an attendance letter are available from Student Central.

If you have finished your course, please ask Student Central for a Statement of Qualification which will provide all the information you require. 

What about students participating in the Erasmus+ exchange programme?

The UK will continue to participate in the current (2014-2020) Erasmus+ programme. The Erasmus+ Grant Agreement for 2020-2021 has been extended to 31 May 2023, so the University will be able to use its allocation of Erasmus funding to support students undertaking study or work in Europe during 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

Up-to-date information on Erasmus and Brexit can be found on the Erasmus website.

Can I stay and work in the UK after my studies?

All international students in the UK – including EU students from January 2021 onwards – will be able to apply for the UK’s new Graduate Route to stay in the UK for two years after their degree (three years after completing a PhD) to work or look for work at any skills level.

The route will be available in summer 2021 for those who have completed an undergraduate or master’s degree at a higher education provider with a track record of compliance. There’s more information about this on our post-study work opportunities page .

If you arrive in the UK before 1 January 2021, and you successfully apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you have the right to live and work in the UK as part of your status. Find out more about this on the UK government website.