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Brexit

Are you a British citizen currently studying or working at Leiden University? Or are you a Leiden University student (thinking of) studying abroad in the UK? Find out about the effects of Brexit.

Consequences of Brexit for staff and students

Are you a British citizen currently studying or working at Leiden University? Or are you a Leiden University student (thinking of) studying abroad in the UK? Find out about the effects of Brexit.

Consequences of Brexit for staff and students

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, voted for by the British people in 2016, has become a fact on January 1st, 2021. On 24 December 2020 the negotiators from the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) reached an agreement on a new partnership. Although some of the rules set out to regulate the relation between the EU and the UK are still under negotiation, the free movement of people, goods and services between the UK and the EU will end. This means significant differences to how people live, study, work and travel.

This section aims to share Brexit-related information relevant to current and prospective staff and students of Leiden University. Because the situation is still evolving, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this content. The webpage on Brexit of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) is a good source for further information.

Impact of Brexit on universities

As an inherently Dutch institution, we do not expect great changes at Leiden University as a direct consequence of Brexit. We will continue to cooperate with British universities and citizens as we do with other renowned universities and citizens around the world. In a joint statement, Universities UK and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) reiterated this intent.

As an inherently Dutch institution, we do not expect great changes at Leiden University as a direct consequence of Brexit. We remain committed to continue to cooperate with British universities and citizens as we do with other renowned universities and citizens around the world. In a joint statement, Universities UK and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) reiterated this intent.

Further information on the impact of Brexit on higher education in the Netherlands can be found on the Brexit portal of the Dutch government.

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