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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

In 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union. In April 2019 the EU and UK have agreed a further delay to Brexit until 31 October 2019. The United Kingdom could leave earlier if a withdrawal agreement has been ratified by the British Parliament. 

Now there is still much uncertainty regarding Brexit day and the legal status of UK and EU citizens and future relations between the UK and the EU after Brexit, 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.

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