Information for current students on the UK leaving the EU
We value our international student community. Every single student at the University contributes to our welcoming and diverse community and we take great pride in offering a truly international experience for all of our students.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union means there will be a slightly different long-term future for the University and the Higher Education sector as a whole.
Many of you will have concerns about the impact of a break with the EU. Together with our partners in the sector and Universities UK, we have been doing a significant amount of work to prepare for Brexit.
Advice if you are travelling to the EU for less than three months (applicable to students of all nationalities)
If you are planning a stay in the EU for less than three months which includes 31 October 2019 or starts on or after 31 October, you should follow the advice set out within this section of the webpage. The following advice applies to students of all nationalities and at any level of study.
To ensure that your trip goes smoothly in the event of the UK exiting the EU, you should take the following actions where applicable:
- If you are a British passport holder, read the Government’s guidance about Passport rules for travel to Europe after Brexit, use the Government’s online tool to check your British passport is valid for travelling to Europe and take any appropriate action
- Sign up for email alerts for the UK Government travel advice for the EU country you’re travelling to
- Log on to Liverpool Life and apply for free, comprehensive travel insurance from the University. Once your application is approved, you will be emailed an insurance certificate, and you must carry this certificate with you in case you need medical assistance whilst abroad. UK nationals should note that their European Health Insurance Card may no longer be valid after Brexit
- If you are planning to drive in the EU, consult the Government’s guidance ‘Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit’ and take any necessary action
- Surcharge-free roaming when travelling to the EU may no longer be guaranteed, so check the roaming policies of your UK mobile operator before you go abroad and visit the Government’s advice on Mobile Roaming
- Do some financial planning for your trip; if you are changing Sterling into Euros, be aware that there may be fluctuations in the value of different currencies. You should also note that it may be more expensive to pay by card from a UK bank account for items or services you have bought in the EU
If you have any queries about your trip, please contact your School Student Support / Teaching Support Office.
Advice if you are travelling to the EU for three months or more and you are a UK national (Home student)
If you are going to be abroad in the EU for three months or more on or after 31 October 2019, you should follow the advice set out within this section of the webpage.
Please note that the following advice applies to UK national students at any level of study.
To ensure that your trip goes smoothly in the event of the UK exiting the EU, you should read and follow the advice above under ‘Advice if you are travelling to the EU for less than three months.’ In addition, you should take the following actions where applicable:
- If you are a British national, read the UK Government advice for British nationals living in Europe
- Sign up for email alerts for the Living in Country guides for your EU country of temporary residence
- If you are a British national and intend to leave your EU country of temporary residence (e.g. to come back for a weekend to visit family in the UK), and then return to your EU placement, you should:
- Read the UK Government’s guidance about Passport rules for travel to Europe after Brexit
- Use the Government’s online tool to check your passport is valid for travelling back to Europe and take any appropriate action
If you have any queries about your trip, please contact your School Student Support / Teaching Support Office
If you are travelling outside the UK after the 12 April 2019, we would advise you to carry your passport to show the immigration officer on arrival back to the UK, rather than just your national ID card.
*Please note, the immigration information in the boxes below does not apply to UK nationals, Irish nationals or those who already hold status as a permanent resident of the UK.