Current students

As you are now likely aware, the UK has left the EU and the transitional period will end on 31 December 2020.

This means that any EU or EEA national who is currently in the UK and is planning on continuing their studies with Heriot-Watt University beyond 1 January 2021 will be subject to the immigration rules in place at this time. Please visit this UKCISA page for more information.

Please contact isao@hw.ac.uk if you have questions. 

Immigration Health Surcharge refund

If you are coming to the UK for stays of more than 6 months, you may be required to pay an immigration health surcharge at the time of your visa application. The full amount will be paid upfront for the duration of your visa.

If your healthcare is paid for by an EU member state or Switzerland however, you may be eligible for a full or partial reimbursement of your immigration health surcharge.

Please visit the gov.uk Healthcare for EU citizens living in or moving to the UK page for more information.

Home Office updates

For the latest information, visit the Home Office/UK Visas and Immigration page Status of EU nationals in the UK: what you need to know.

You may wish to sign up for email updates from the Home Office. You will then be kept updated with relevant developments.

Key information

European exchange team