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Wolfson College to pay settlement fee for EU staff, Research and Junior Research Fellows

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Monday 26 November

Wolfson's Governing Body has decided to pay the fee of all EU employees, Research and Junior Research Fellows (RF and JRF) and their close families wanting to settle in the UK after Brexit.

The announcement was made after a decision by the Governing Body on Wednesday 21 November and is in line with the University of Oxford newly introduced scheme to pay for all of the university's EU employees.

Sir Tim Hitchens says: "In the midst of the Brexit uncertainty, I want to ensure that those EU nationals working at Oxford are supported in any way that we can. They – you – are a vital and welcome part of College and University life, and I have discussed with the Vice Chancellor ways in which we can provide a little more certainty."

The College's commitment means it will support all staff, JRF, RF and their close family from the European Union wishing to apply for settlement or pre-settlement status in the UK. 

Pilot Scheme open to the University of Oxford
There is a pilot scheme open to higher education institutions, with a deadline of 22 December this year. Please see full information from the Home Office. 

To reclaim the EU Settlement Scheme fee from the College, please submit an expense claim with supporting receipts to the HR Manager.

The EU Settlement Scheme will open fully by March 2019. Learn more.