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It's not an au revoir

Today is a very special day for ESCP

46 years ago, we took our first steps in the UK, at a time when it was strengthening its links for a joint destiny with Continental Europe. You will find the full story here.

As London Campus Dean Simon Mercado wrote we enter a dazing and confusing period. This is exactly what we call a VUCA world, the world in which we are preparing our students to thrive. So let's jump into it with optimism.

This is not by far the end of ESCP’s British journey! We voted "remain" 3 years ago and in 2018 our London Campus lifted the Business School of the Year trophy at the Times Higher Education Awards. We will continue to grow and develop, being at the same time a truly UK institution, a European beachhead at the heart of London, and a bridge to Europe, in keeping with our very unique model.

The School’s management is closely working with national and European authorities, and nothing will change for this and for the next generations of students. Consult official statements below to find out more.

Last but not least: all MIM students, including those coming from the London Campus, will converge next month to the European Parliament in Brussels to attend the yearly seminar called from now on: "Designing Europe"!

Official statements

  • The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 January 2020.
  • The Withdrawal Agreement (setting out the terms of the UK's exit) provides for a post-Brexit transition period starting from the 31 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020.
  • Throughout this transition period, there will be no change to the immigration status of EU students studying in London at our London Campus or at U.K. based partner institutions. Your right of entry and full set of rights as an EU citizen in the U.K are unaffected until the end of this transition period.
  • EU nationals applying for courses beginning in the U.K. prior to 31 December 2020 (e.g. in September 2020) are able to apply on exactly the same terms as in previous years. There will be no requirement for a study visa or any other changes of a legal nature for those commencing courses prior to the end of the transition period.
  • EU nationals planning to study on our London Campus during the Academic Year 2020/21 but entering the U.K after January 2021 are not expected to require a study visa. The Government will shortly finalise its position in such cases but no restrictions are anticipated.
  • EU nationals who already live in the UK are able to apply for the U.K. Government’s Settlement Scheme. EU nationals who arrive in the UK by 31 December 2020 with intention to remain will also be able to apply. The deadline for applying is set to be 30 June 2021. They will be able to be granted either settled status or pre-settled status.
  • The settled status enables EU nationals having lived continuously in the UK for at least five years to live, work and study in the UK for as long as they like. EU nationals having lived in the UK for less than five years will be able to apply for pre-settled status, which will allow them to meet the five-year residency requirement needed to apply for settled status. Those eligible can apply here.
  • Further information on what Brexit may mean for EU students is available here. Information on EEA and Swiss students is available here.
  • ESCP Business School is currently working through the implications of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) and will continue to advise its staff and students as events develop. Please check this page regularly for updates.