Brexit and UK universities

We are working with our members, the university sector and government on the implications for universities and students of the UK's vote to leave the EU.


British universities have a vital role to play in creating a successful, dynamic and internationally competitive post-exit UK. Universities are central to driving inclusive economic growth locally, regionally and nationally; improving productivity as part of the Industrial Strategy; and strengthening international trade and diplomatic relationships across Europe and the wider world.

Brexit FAQs
For information on the implications of Brexit for universities and students, please see our FAQs. 

Brexit transition period 
For information on what the Brexit transition period means for UK universities. 

Changes for EU and EEA students
For information on how fees, immgration and Erasmus+ will change  

 Blog

Brexit day is here; but where next for the UK's immigration system?

31 January 2020
On the day that the UK leaves the European Union, UUK's Karmjit Kaur sets out what immigration reforms are needed to ensure the system is fit for purpose.

News

Government must act now or risk losing European students for years to come

5 October 2020
​Prospective university students from Europe must be given assurances that they will be given every opportunity to study in the UK, following one of the biggest changes to international student recruitment in a generation.

 The team

Daniel Hurley

Dan Hurley

Policy Manager
Universities UK

Universities UK written evidence to the Education Select Committee inquiry on Brexit

Briefing
15 November 2016
Leaving the EU poses some major challenges for the UK higher education system, but the right support and investment from government – both now and in the future – universities can still thrive.