Brexit: changes from the 1st January 2021
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The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union has resulted in many changes. Have a look at what changes after Brexit.
This page will be updated regularly.
Last update: 11/05/2021
I am a British national and registering at Sciences Po for the first time? Can I apply for the Émile Boutmy scholarship?
Since the United Kingdom left the European Union, students of British nationality with a tax residence outside the European Economic Area are eligible to apply for the Émile Boutmy scholarship. If you are accepted to Sciences Po for the 2021-2022 academic year, you will have the opportunity to apply for the Émile Boutmy scholarship via a specific scheme that will be put in place.
I have British nationality. Can I apply for the Crous bursary for the 2021-2022 academic year?
Since 1st January 2021, students who have British nationality are considered as non-european students. Therefore, you are only eligible for the CROUS scholarship if you meet the following three criteria:
- in possession of a valid residence permit;
- can justify a presence in France for at least 2 years on 01/09/2021;
- can provide evidence of a tax household (father, mother or legal guardian) in France for at least 2 years.
I have British nationality and am enrolled as a Crous bursary holder student for the 2020-2021 academic year. What status will I have for the 2021-2022 academic year?
The French Ministry of Higher Education has decided to maintain the Crous status, for the 2021-2022 academic year, for British students who were Crous bursary holder students in 2020-2021.
As a Crous bursary holder, you will be able to benefit from a full tuition fee waiver, bursary awarded by the Crous and additional bursary awarded by Sciences Po, corresponding to 75% of the amount awarded by the Crous.
If you had Crous bursary status duing the 2020-2021 academic year, please ensure that you submit and complete your Student Social File (FR) by the deadline of 15th May.
I have British nationality and receive the Sciences Po Europe bursary for the 2020-2021 academic year. What status will I have for the 2021-2022 academic year?
As a Sciences Po bursary holder student in 2020-2021, you will benefit from a full tuition fee waiver for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Sciences Po will also continue to disburse a cost of living bursary corresponding to your Crous level for 2020-2021 and to the "Sciences Po cost of living bursary" corresponding amount.
Please note that you will no longer be able to apply for the Crous bursary (FR).
For example: a Sciences Po Europe bursary holder student, level 2 in 2020-2021, will benefit from a full tuition fee and will receive a cost of living bursary amounting to an annual amount of 1 928 euros for the 2021-2022 academic year.
This tuition fee waiver and the payment of your "Sciences Po cost of living bursary" will apply until the end of your academic studies at Sciences Po.
I am a new student and my parents have a tax residence in the United Kingdom. How will my tuition fees be calculated for 2021-2022?
Since 1st January 2021, the United Kingdom has left the European Union. If your parents' tax residence is situated in the United Kingdom, the maximum tuition fees will apply.
I will be re-enrolling at Sciences Po and my parents have a tax residence in the United Kingdom. How will my tuition fees be calculated for 2021-2022?
If you are continuing your studies in the same study cycle, tuition fees calculation rules will remain unchanged and therefore you will continue to benefit from the sliding scale of tuition fees.
I will be re-enrolling at Sciences Po, changing study cycles and my parents have a tax residence in the United Kingdom. How will my tuition fees be calculated for 2021-2022?
If you are continuing your studies and changing study cycles the maximum tuition fees will apply.
Students concerned by a change in study cycles are undergraduate studies programme students moving onto a Masters programme or Masters students enrolling in the preparation of administrative exams.
If you fall into one of the above categories and anticipate financial difficulties in relation to the increase in tuition fees, please get in touch explaining your situation.
Visa applications / residence permit applications
British students going to France
I have been accepted to Sciences Po for the 2021-2022 academic year. Do I require a visa?
Since the 1st January 2021, all British citizens will require a visa to study in France.
We invite you to look at the France-visas website, the official visa website for France.
What formalities will need to be completed to request a visa?
We invite you to look at the France-visas website, the official visa website for France.
This website will explain how to submit a visa request and where to submit it. You will also have the possibility of following your application status online.
Will I be able to enter France despite border closures in relation to the current health crisis?
As a student, you will need to submit a visa application for a long-stay student visa. You
will be considered as a person who is authorised to enter France by way of derogation, despite border closures, by providing a certificate of international travel.
I am a Sciences Po student enrolled in 2020-2021 and will be continuing my studies in 2021-2022. What formalities will I need to complete?
If you were residing in France before the 31st December 2020 you will need to apply for a residence permit before the 31st July 2021. For more information.
French or European students going to the UK
I will be studying in the UK in 2021-2022 as part of a study abroad or dual degree programme. Do I need to apply for a visa and what formalities will I need to complete?
Since the 1st January 2021, you will need to apply for a visa to study in the United-Kingdom unless you will be studying for a duration of less than 6 months.
We invite you to look at the Check UK visa, the official visa website for the United-Kingdom.
I am currently studying in the United Kingdom in 2020-2021 and intend to continue my studies there. What formalities will I need to complete?
The Treaty of withdrawal which came into effect as of the 1st February 2020, allows for specific measures for European citizens settled in the United Kingdom before the 31st December 2020. Students are concerned by the specific measures.
If you are registered as a student in a British university for the 2020-2021 academic year and you intend to pursue your studies after the 31st December 2020, you will need to register for « pre-settled » status of the « Settlement Scheme for EU citizens » organised by the British authorities allowing you to avoid applying for a visa and any associated costs.
What travel document should I present when travelling to the United Kingdom?
- For French or European citizens who are not resident in the UK, a national identity card will continue to be accepted until the 30th September 2021. After this date, you will be required to travel with a passport as an identity card will no longer be sufficient.
- For French or European citizens who are resident in the UK with "settled" or"pre-settled status", a national identity card remains a valid document until 2025.
Social security coverage
I am British and studying in France. What health coverage do I have?
We invite you to look at the important information regarding health coverage after Brexit available here: https://brexit.gouv.fr/.
If you began your studies in France before the 31st December 2020: you continue to benefit from the same conditions. However, you must ask your British health insurance provider to issue a new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), "CRA" - "Citizens' Rights Agreement" and a country code for students continuing their studies in a Member State after the 31st December 2020.
Existing European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) cards are not sufficient.
If you began your studies after the 31st December 2020, you will need to hold a residence permit and register for the French social security system like all international students.
I am French and studying in the United Kingdom. What health coverage do I have?
If you began your studies in the United Kingdom before 31st December 2020: you will be able to continue to benefit from a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) to be used in the United Kingdom where you will continue your studies and for the duration of your course.
To be reimbursed for any costs, you must request a provisional replacement certificate from your health insurance provider. This document, of limited duration, allows you to certify that you are covered by the withdrawal agreement and will be requested from you in addition to or in place of your European Health Insurance card (EHIC).
If you began your studies in the United Kingdom after the 31st December 2020: you do not come within the framework of the withdrawal agreement and the European social security coordination regulations will not apply to you.You must take out health insurance with a private insurance company or through the “caisse des français de l’étranger (CFE)”.