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​​​​​We are proud to welcome students and staff from across Europe as part of our friendly and supportive community on campus.

We want to make sure our students and staff are kept up-to-date about studying and working at our institution, particularly during the ‘transition period’ of the UK leaving the European Union, from 31 January to 31 December 2020.

We want you to be able to take an informed decision to continue your studies, work and life in the UK, without any concerns, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.​

European students currently studying at Leeds Trinity

Immigration status

As a citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland, the UK's departure from the EU may affect your immigration status.

If you are already a British citizen, citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or have 'Indefinite Leave to Remain' (ILR), you do not need to do anything.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, and want to continue living and studying in the UK past 31 December 2020, we recommend that you secure your status through the EU Settlement Scheme. This is a simple process that can be completed online if you have a valid e-passport and access to a smart phone. The EU Settlement Scheme will remain open for new applications until 30 June 2021.

During the transition period (from 31 January to 31 December 2020), nothing will change with regards to an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen's rights to reside in the UK.

Fees and student finance

If you are a non-UK EU student, who has started, or will start, your course in the 2019/20 or 2020/21 academic year, you will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of your course.

EU students who currently receive student loans and/or grants from Student Finance England, and EU nationals applying to start courses can find out more from Student Finance England and UK Council for International Student Affairs Brexit page.

Further information

If you have any questions about fees and student finance, please contact our Student Finance Team​.

For all other questions, please contact Maia Sule, International Officer, by email or 0113 283 7100 ext. 959.

British students currently studying or working in Europe


There will be no disruption to your placement during 2019/20. You are eligible to continue studying or working in Europe and are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant.

British students thinking about studying or working in Europe​

The UK remains a full participant in the Erasmus+ programme until 31 December 2020 and we remain committed to collaborating with our many higher education partners in Europe.

The programme will continue to be funded by the European Commission as normal, even if the activity takes place after 31 December 2020, and will run its normal completion dates.

Students are therefore encouraged to apply for the Erasmus+ programme for the 2020/21 academic year.

Unfortunately, the UK's participation in the next Erasmus programme (2021-27) is not known at this point, but we will be updating information on this page as and when this becomes available.

Further information

Find out about our study abroad options or, if you have any questions, please contact Maia Sule, International Placement and Study Abroad Officer, by email or 0113 283 7100 ext. 959.​

​​European students thinking about studying at Leeds Trinity​

We'd love to welcome you to study at Leeds Trinity, where we are committed to offering a personalised student experience in a friendly and supportive environment. We know each of our international students by name and hope you'll feel at home from the moment you arrive.

Immigration status

All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens starting their studies at Leeds Trinity in September 2020 can apply as usual, evidencing their right to reside with a valid ID (passport or national ID card). To  continue living and studying in the UK past 31 December 2020, we recommend that you secure your status through the EU Settlement Scheme. This is a simple process that can be completed online once you are in the UK. The EU Settlement Scheme will remain open for new applications until 30 June 2021.

From January 2021, it is expected that there will be a new immigration system where anyone intending to come to the UK from January 2021 will need to apply under the relevant category of the immigration rules in place at that time.

You can sign up for email alerts to get updates on the new immigration system from the Government.

Fees and student finance

If you are a non-UK EU student, who will start your course in the 2020/21 academic year, you will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of your course. You can find out more from the UK Council for International Student Affairs.

There have been no decisions on fee status or student support for those starting study in 2021/22 onwards.

Further information

If you have any questions about fees and student finance, please contact our Student Finance Team​.​

For all other questions, please contact Maia Sule, International Officer, by email or 0113 283 7100 ext. 959.

European students thinking about applying for Erasmus+​

Leeds Trinity invites applications from European students, via their institutions, for student exchange through Erasmus+ for the 2020/21 academic year.

All mobilities organised during 2020/21 academic year will receive funding from the European Commission. You can apply for Erasmus grants from your home university for exchange studies at Leeds Trinity.

Unfortunately, the UK's participation in the next Erasmus programme (2021-27) is not known at this point, but we will be updating information on this page as and when this becomes available.

Further information

Find out about our study abroad options or, if you have any questions, please contact Maia Sule, International Placement and Study Abroad Officer, by email or 0113 283 7100 ext. 959.

European staff currently working at Leeds Trinity University​

Immigration status

As a citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland, the UK's departure from the EU may affect the immigration status of you and your family.

If you are already a British citizen, citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or have 'Indefinite Leave to Remain' (ILR), you do not need to do anything.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, and want to continue living and studying in the UK past 31 December 2020, we recommend that you secure your status through the EU Settlement Scheme. This is a simple process that can be completed online if you have a valid e-passport and access to a smart phone. The EU Settlement Scheme will remain open for new applications until 30 June 2021.

During the transition period (from 31 January to 31 December 2020), nothing will change with regards to an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen's rights to reside and work in the UK.

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact HR.​

European staff thinking about working at Leeds Trinity​​​

Staff at Leeds Trinity are hard-working, passionate and dedicated, and it is a pleasure to work alongside a range of colleagues from different backgrounds, with different levels of experience and different views each day.

We are delighted that you are considering joining our University. For current vacancies please visit​ our jobs page .

Immigration status

All EU/ EEA and Swiss citizens starting work in the UK during the transition period (from 31 January to 31 December 2020) can evidence their right to work with a valid ID (passport or national ID card).

If you want to continue living and working in the UK past 31 December 2020, we recommend that you secure your status through the EU Settlement Scheme. This is a simple process that can be completed online once you are in the UK. The EU Settlement Scheme will remain open for new applications until 30 June 2021.

From January 2021, it is expected that there will be a new immigration system where anyone intending to come to the UK from January 2021 will need to apply under the relevant category of the immigration rules in place at that time.

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources via email at hr@leedstrinity.ac.uk​ .

British staff currently working or completing an exchange in Europe

There will be no disruption to your placement during 2019/20. You are eligible to continue working or competing an exchange in Europe and are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant.

 

British staff thinking about working or completing an exchange in Europe

The UK remains a full participant in the Erasmus+ programme until 31 December 2020 and we remain committed to collaborating with our many higher education partners in Europe.

The programme will continue to be funded by the European Commission as normal, even if the activity takes place after 31 December 2020, and will run its normal completion dates.

Staff are therefore encouraged to apply for the Erasmus+ programme for the 2020/21 academic year.

Unfortunately, the UK's participation in the next Erasmus programme (2021-27) is not known at this point, but we will be updating information on this page as and when this becomes available.

Leeds Trinity aims to keep this information as up-to-date as possible but cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies. For the latest information from the Government, please visit the Department for Exiting the European Union. Regularly updated FAQs for universities and students are also available from Universities UK.​​