British Students Abroad: EU Countries

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 21st September 2021.

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Photo of Kim Leadbeater Kim Leadbeater Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on the future provision of additional visa opportunities to British students wishing to study in the EU.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

EU Member States are responsible for the implementation of their immigration systems, including the provision of visas and routes of entry for third country nationals, including students. The Government will continue to work with bilateral partners, including EU Member State authorities, to ensure that the rules and requirements for British citizens wishing to study in the EU are clearly communicated.

The Government has been working with UK stakeholders, such as Universities UK International (UUKi), who produced guidance for their members on the various visa regimes in operation across the EU. We will continue to work with the higher education sector to ensure that organisations and individuals are prepared to meet the new requirements.

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