Preparing for Brexit
As Brexit becomes a reality, Warwick will continue to be proud of our actively inclusive and international community. Inclusion and respect are values on which our community thrives - students and staff alike - and we will continue to look outwards to Europe and the wider world and welcome students, staff and visitors to our campus.
If you have questions around the impact of Brexit for you personally, this website will address issues relating to immigration, healthcare, finance, passports, travel and work placements. We have included both external advice and our own guidance. We will update this website as more advice becomes available.
A Task Group, chaired by the Registrar, has been looking at how Brexit might affect the University and the plans we need to put in place. Find out how we’re addressing some of the impacts.
International students and student mobility
As part of reviewing our wider international student recruitment we have launched the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship Scheme. The scheme offers 250 scholarships, which all international fee paying offer holders can apply for.
The 12 month extension to Erasmus+ has given us more time to review our student mobility programme.
Work and staff travel
We have put in place an Immigration Support Scheme to help international staff with visa costs.
We have advice for staff who are European nationals about working in or travelling to the UK, whether you are already based in the UK or are arriving after 1 January 2021. You will also find information for staff about travelling to Europe from the UK.
Guidance and support for staff
There is a need for the UK to associate to Horizon Europe and Euratom* R&T, but we will also continue to diversify our funding portfolio, both nationally and internationally, to ensure that we carry on delivering globally recognised excellent research.
The EUTOPIA Alliance is realising some research funding opportunities. A research mobility programme launched in July 2020 will also provide mitigation.
Procurement, finance and commercial
We are continuing to consider and put in place mitigations for any procurement, financial and commercial implications of Brexit, working with departments as needed.
Our membership of the EUTOPIA Alliance offers collaborative opportunities for education, research and innovation, regional place-making, inclusion and international engagement with five European partners. In November 2020, we hosted the second EUTOPIA Week online.
Our planning work is also drawing on advice and support from other partners and organisations, such as Universities UK International.
Whilst full details are unknown, information we publish is accurate to the best of our knowledge and based on advice from these UK Government and University sector organisations:
- Gov.uk provides information for EU staff and students from the UK government.
- Universities UK (UUK) is the sector’s representative body with guidance for university staff and students.
- UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) offers advice for international students in the UK and universities, colleges and students' unions who support them.