European Economic Area Students and Family Members and Brexit

The progress of Brexit continues to be one of great uncertainty in terms of the impact on the lives of both UK citizens and citizens from EEA countries who are currently resident in the UK.

At the time of writing the UK will leave the EU on the 29th March 2019 whether or not a Withdrawal agreement has been signed by Parliament and confirmed with the EU.

Until that point all EEA students have the right to live, work and study in the UK.

The UK Government has sought to assure EU citizens that their rights will be protected and under the Withdrawal Agreement, EU citizens and their families can apply for settled status.

The government have now also produced guidance on EU citizen rights in event of No Deal.

The Students’ Union does not provide immigration advice and cannot advise students on the submitting of their applications.

 Discussions are under way as to how the University and Students' Union will be able to support EU students with the new visa process and we hope to update students shortly.

We can provide students who wish to make an application with access to an Android phone that has contactless payment function, that is it has Near Field Communication. Iphones and Android phones without Near Field Communication cannot be used. Please check your android phone settings.

From this page you can find out an overview of the settlement scheme and helpful links and also about the process of applying for Settled Status.

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Drop-in advice for Initial Case Assessment

  • Newcastle City Campus - Monday to Friday 10am-4pm
  • Coach Lane Campus – Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Friday 10am-4pm
  • London Campus – Monday to Thursday 1pm-5pm Friday 11am-3pm


All drop-ins are subject to staff availability.  To guarantee a time please email us.  After your assessment all future appointments will need to be pre-arranged with an advisor.