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How does Brexit affect you?

Here you can read about how Brexit will affect your rights within the area concerning higher education and science.
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The United Kingdoms (UK) decision to leave the EU means that as of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU member state.

The British government and the remaining 27 EU member states have agreed on a Withdrawal Agreement, which entails the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Amongst others, the Withdrawal Agreement regulates your rights as a British citizen residing in Denmark during and after a transition period, which ends by 31 December 2020.

Access to regulated professions

According to the Withdrawal Agreement, your rights regarding access to regulated professions will remain unchanged as if you were still an EU citizen during the transition period set out in the agreement. The transition period ends by 31 December 2020.

If you at the time of UK’s withdrawal from the EU already have been granted permanent authorization to practice a regulated profession in Denmark based on qualifications from the UK you will keep your authorization.

Until the end of the transition period, you can still apply for access to a regulated profession in Denmark according to EU law based on qualifications from the UK achieved no later than the withdrawal date.

If you at the time of UK’s withdrawal from the EU are providing a service on a temporary basis in Denmark based on qualifications from the UK, you will be able to finish the temporary service in Denmark.

If you have questions regarding access to regulated professions, you can contact the Agency for Science and Higher Education on kontaktpunkt@ufm.dk.

Financial support for education in Denmark and abroad

According to the Withdrawal Agreement, British citizens already residing in Denmark as of 31 December 2020 according to EU law on free movement, and their family members, continues to be eligible for financial support for education in Denmark and abroad under the same conditions as EU citizens. This also applies to British frontier workers in Denmark and their family members.

In addition, you will only have to pay tuition fees for education in Denmark where EU citizens pay tuition fees.

This also applies to British citizens already residing in Denmark, who will begin their studies in Denmark after the end of the transition period - as long as they are residing in Denmark according to EU law on free movement before the end of the transition period - and as long as they continue to reside in Denmark according to the Withdrawal Agreement.

British citizens receiving Danish financial support for studies abroad

According to the Withdrawal Agreement, if you by the end of the transition period already have been granted Danish financial support for studies abroad you will continue to be eligible for Danish financial support for those specific studies you have been granted financial support for.

Danish citizens and other EU citizens receiving financial support for studies in the UK

Danish citizens and other EU citizens who by the end of the transition period are receiving Danish financial support for studies in the UK, continues to be eligible for Danish financial support for that specific study programme you have been granted Danish financial support for.

If you have questions regarding access to the Danish higher educational system or regarding financial support for educations in Denmark and abroad you can contact The Ministry of Higher Education and Science on ufm@ufm.dk.

If you have questions regarding residence rights under the Withdrawal Agreement you can contact the Ministry of Immigration and Integration on brexit@uim.dk.

If you have general questions regarding Brexit you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark on brexitinfo@um.dk.

last modified Feb 19, 2020