January 4, 2021
"Brexit" January 2021 Update
As of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union and the Brexit transition period has come to an end. Both the United Kingdom and the European Union have updated their immigration requirements accordingly. More detailed information based on your citizenship and NYU study away location can be found below.
Please note: these immigration changes pertain to EU and UK nationals only. Nationals of the Republic of Ireland are exempt from the new immigration rules for EU nationals and can continue to study away in the UK under a bilateral agreement.
EU Citizens in the UK
If you are an EU national currently residing outside the UK and planning to study away in the UK for 180 days or less (e.g., one semester) and you do not want to do an internship or work, you will not require a visa. If you plan to do an internship or work during your semester-long program or intend to study in the UK for more than 180 days, you will need to apply for a Student visa.
If you have been a resident of the UK since December 31, 2020 (or prior), you may apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by June 30, 2021, in order to secure (pre-)settled status in the UK. In that case, you would be able to study, do an internship, or work in the UK without a visa.
UK Citizens in the EU
If you are a UK national currently residing outside the EU and planning to study away in an EU member state for 90 days or less (e.g., a summer program) and you do not intend to do an internship or work, you will not require a visa. If you plan to do an internship or work during your short-term program or intend to study in an EU member state for more than 90 days (e.g., one semester or a full academic year), you will need to apply for a visa at the jurisdictional embassy or consulate of your destination country. Please refer to our visa information per NYU site for details.
If you have been a resident of an EU member state since December 31, 2020 (or prior), you may apply for a residence permit in that member state by June 30, 2021. Please note that this will only allow you to study in the country that issued the residence permit. You would still require a visa to study in another EU member state.