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Brexit FAQs

On 31 October 2019, the UK is due to leave the European Union.

These FAQs contain all the information universities have so far about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU with the current withdrawal agreement, or with no deal at all. Both the University of Hertfordshire and IDI are multicultural institutions and value all of our staff and students across the globe. We will continue to welcome international applications after Brexit and hope to continue to foster our global student cohort.

  1. Will my fees change after Brexit?
  2. Will I have to apply for a visa?
  3. Will my UK degree still be recognised in the EU?
  4. How might Brexit affect my employment prospects after graduation?
  5. Will the number of European students at the University decrease after Brexit?

Will my fees change after Brexit?

Your fee status at your point of entry will remain the same for the duration of your studies, whether you are a UK or international student, an existing student or joining us in 2019 or 2020.

Will I have to apply for a visa?

You do not need to apply for a visa to study with the Interactive Design Institute as you can study from wherever you are in the world without having to relocate.

If you decide to attend your Graduation Ceremony which is held in Edinburgh, Scotland, you may have to apply for a visitor or tourist visa when the time comes. The result of Britain’s exit from the EU may mean that you will need to apply for a visitor or tourist visa in advance of your visit. You can find more information about visiting the UK after Brexit here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-after-brexit. We recommend you check the visa requirements again when you are planning for your graduation.

Will my UK degree still be recognised in the EU?

UK degrees are recognised in many countries around the world, and there are a number of agreements between different countries that support this. Some of these are not related to the European Union. Information regarding any potential changes to the recognition of professional qualifications can be found on the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/recognition-of-professional-qualifications-guidance-for-regulatory-bodies

If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to speak to your Admissions Advisor or Programme Coordinator about this.

How might Brexit affect my employment prospects after graduation?

While Britain’s exit from the EU may affect the free movement of labour and visa permits, as you are not required to relocate or obtain a visa to study online with the Interactive Design Institute, this should not affect your studies. Regardless of the outcome of Brexit, the University’s Careers Service will continue to be available to all our students and recent graduates no matter where they are located in the world.

Will the number of European students at the University decrease after Brexit?

As online IDI students do not need to relocate and, therefore, do not require a visa to study with us, we hope that our courses will continue to attract an international cohort and we will continue to welcome applicants and students from all over the world.