Post-Brexit immigration rules in Europe

International Report
5 February 2021

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​Universities UK International commissioned legal advice on the immigration rules for UK students and researchers in each of the EU 27 Member States, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland from 1 January 2021 onwards. This Excel matrix aims to help universities’ international offices in their work of sending students abroad, as well as researchers who are visiting countries in Europe for their research.

The Excel matrix gives you information for each of these countries on:
  • immigration requirements for short-term study arrangements (up to one year)
  • immigration requirements for short-term work placements (up to one year)
  • immigration requirements for students wishing to do an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • permits for post-study work
  • permit options specifically for researchers
  • rules for business visits
Download the excel document


The information contained herein is current as of January 2021. It is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or give rise to an attorney-client relationship between you and our firm. The information: (i) must be regarded as a practical guide for general information and not a process guide for determining the specific immigration requirements of the countries covered, (ii) should not be a substitute for a more in-depth analysis of applicable facts and circumstances (including, without limitation, criminal or health-related circumstances) conducted by competent professionals, and (iii) does not represent an opinion from Fragomen or any of its agents with regard to the laws of any of the jurisdictions concerned. The information herein does not guarantee the outcome or approval of any particular immigration application. These materials are subject to copyright by our firm with all rights reserved and shall not be disclosed in whole or in part in any form to any third party absent Fragomen's advance written consent.


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