We have naturally had a number of students making enquiries about what the referendum result to leave the European Union (EU) might mean to them.
The most important thing that we would like to stress is that the process of leaving the EU will not happen overnight, and to reassure you that there will not be any immediate material change to either the University of York or the University of Hull’s participation in exchange programmes, or to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff at HYMS.
Current EU students: your immigration status and associated fee status, as well as access to the student loan book, have not changed as a result of the vote. This will remain the case until the Government decides otherwise.
EU students studying in the UK under the Erasmus programme: your immigration status has not changed, and you will continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU and could well be extended beyond this.
UK students studying in the EU and elsewhere under the Erasmus programme: your immigration status has not changed, and you continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU and could well be extended beyond this.
EU students with a place to start in academic year 2016/17 and 2017/18: at this stage there is no reason to assume any change to your immigration status or access to the student loan.
EU Staff: Your immigration status has not changed as a result of the vote. This will remain the case until the Government decides otherwise.
All staff currently undertaking EU funded projects: The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 programme has not changed as a result of the referendum vote – existing project grants and contracts will be honoured unless or until advised otherwise.
You will of course hear more information over the coming weeks, months and years as we gain clarity on the negotiation of the exit process.
HYMS will continue to be global in our outlook. We will continue to welcome talent from around the world and, through our research, to address critical world issues. We have no doubt we will remain determined to seize opportunities in the new world in which we find ourselves, and that we will work with the rest of the University sector to protect the interests of all our students.
The European Universities Association has also released this statement.