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Implications of the UK leaving the European Union
The UK referendum of June 2016 resulted in a vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU). Currently, UK membership enables staff from across the EU to come to Oxford to teach and research, and assists Oxford's staff and students to participate in European research programmes. EU membership has enabled Oxford's participation in pan-European collaborations, and guaranteed the opportunity to access EU research funding (of some £78m in 2017/18).
An extension to the UK’s membership has set the current departure date from the EU at 31 January 2020. Meanwhile, the UK government and the EU have negotiated a withdrawal agreement. This must be approved by parliament following the general election to come into effect.
If the withdrawal agreement is approved by MPs and in place by the departure date of 31 January then a transition period is expected to follow until December 2020. If the agreement is not in place by that date then the UK could face leaving under the ‘no deal’ scenario, if there is no a further extension to its membership. The University is making preparations for this possibility.
Whatever the outcome, the University of Oxford is, and intends to remain, a thriving, cosmopolitan community of scholars and students united in our commitment to education and research. The departure from the EU will not change this; our staff and students from all across the world are as warmly welcome as ever.
The information below is correct at the time of writing on the basis of current UK government and EU policy. It will be updated as new advice is issued.