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Implications of the UK's exit from the European Union
The United Kingdom left the European Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday 31 January following the approval of the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK Government and the EU.
As part of the Agreement, a transition period will run until Thursday 31 December 2020. This will see the UK temporarily remain a member of the single market and customs union and continue to be subject to EU regulations. UK citizens resident in the EU and EU citizens resident in the UK prior to the UK’s departure will enjoy largely the same rights as they did before exit day. The Agreement further guarantees that UK-based participants in Horizon 2020 projects will continue to be funded by the EU to the end of their projects. Taken together, this means that the work of the University, its staff, and students can continue as it did prior to the UK’s departure.
Negotiations on the future relationship between the UK and the EU are currently taking place. Both parties are seeking to agree and ratify the terms of the future relationship before the transition period ceases to apply in December. The University is monitoring developments and will ensure that appropriate measures are in place depending on the situation we face at the end of this year.
The University is also engaging closely with ministers, officials, and colleagues at other UK universities in order to protect the interests of the higher education sector as the negotiations progress.
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 latest advice on the Brexit process can be found below. This information 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.