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Brexit information


This page provides practical advice for current and prospective students and staff coming from the European Union (EU), as well as links to further information. We will endeavour to keep this page up to date, but the situation is changing frequently and therefore always check the government website for the latest guidance (see links below).

The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020, entering a transition period that currently ends on 31 December 2020. New rules will apply in most cases from January 2021.

EU Settlement Scheme

The principle of free movement – namely the ability for nationals from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (the European Economic Area or EEA), or Switzerland, and their family members to enter and live and work freely in the UK – will end. Due to the ongoing Brexit negotiations during the transition period, it is not clear exactly when and how this will happen. The UK government is committed to implementing the Settled Status scheme for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals who were resident in the UK before its withdrawal from the EU.

If you are in this position, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. If you arrive in the UK during the transition period, you will also be eligible to apply. The transition period lasts from 31 January to 11pm on 31 December 2020.

If you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, these changes won’t apply to you, and the benefits of Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement will continue.

What will DMU be doing?

The UK’s education sector is one of the most international in the world, and DMU is no exception. Students and staff from the EU and beyond are extremely welcome and make a significant contribution to the UK and the success of the country’s education institutions.

While the political situation remains unclear but we are firmly committed to maintaining DMU as a diverse, inclusive and multicultural university for students and staff and to the benefits of teaching, learning and research that our European collaborations bring.

As the UK-EU negotiations progress, DMU’s Brexit Risk Group – which brings together senior representatives from across the institution – will monitor the situation and further consider potential effects on the university.

  • If you are a current student, you can speak to our International Student Support team (or email with any questions about the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on your studies. Alternatively, book an appointment through MyGateway.
  • Applicants can contact our enquiries team at or telephone +44 (0)116 257 7000.
  • Staff should contact their line manager, the HR representative in the faculty or directorate, or HR Enquiries at
  • Should you wish to join the DMU workforce, further information regarding our vacancies and right to work checks can be found on our recruitment page.

Below are different sections with more information for current or prospective students and staff, and useful links to further guidance.