To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the potential effect will be on students from the UK studying at the European University Institute of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
25 February 2019
Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority.
The UK Government has repeatedly made clear that it values international exchange and collaboration in education and training as part of its vision for a global Britain.
The UK’s EU membership is inextricably linked to its current membership of the EUI Convention. As a result of exiting the EU, the UK will no longer be an EU member state and so, in a no deal scenario, the UK’s membership of the European University Institute (EUI) Convention will automatically cease on 29 March 2019. However, the UK will continue to be part of the EUIC in a deal scenario.
We will explore with the EUI options for future participation in its activities and we will work to ensure that UK students at the EUI will be able to complete their studies. Furthermore, UK universities will be able to continue to collaborate with the EUI in research projects even if the UK is no longer a member of the EUI Convention.