The UK left the EU on the 31st December 2020. From 1 January 2021, EU/EEA nationals have required immigration permission to come to the UK to study unless they have a status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
I'm residing in the UK and my Executive Masters degree will end after the 31 December 2020. What do you advise I do?
All EU/EEA nationals who are residing in the UK and arrived prior to the 31 December 2020 must have submitted an application to the scheme by the 30 June 2021 to continue residing in the UK. Some late applications will be accepted in extenuating circumstances.
More information can be found on our dedicated web page for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals.
I'm not residing in the UK and will only travel to LSE for my teaching. What options will I have?
EU/EEA nationals will be able to continue using the e-Gates to enter the UK after the 31 December 2020. From 1 December 2020, it will be possible to study for up to six months on a Standard visitor visa (tourist visa). If you enter the UK via the e-Gates you are entering as a tourist and will be able to study for up to six months in the UK.
Part-time MSc students should not plan to use the Standard Visitor visa due to the requirement to attend more frequently and the length of the programme. Frequent and successive visits are not permitted on the Standard Visitor visa and the attendance requirement for your programme may lead to issues at the UK border, should you travel every other week for teaching.
Travelling to the UK on your National ID card is being phased out and you should check in advance if you require a passport to enter the UK. You may also wish to obtain travel insurance as use of EHIC is also being phased out in 2021.