In 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, and we have entered a transition period until the end of the year in which travel between the EU and the UK continues as normal.

Some things will change, but not us! We welcome all students here as usual.

If you come from the EU, EEA and Switzerland, you will be able to study, live and work in the UK as you do now, until 31 December 2020. Students can enter the UK with a valid passport or National ID. After this date, there will be some changes to the entry requirements for EU students. All is being negotiated at the moment and we will update this post as soon as official rules are announced. New rules will then take effect on 1 January 2021.

If you come from anywhere else in the world, don’t worry! Nothing is going to change for you.

We’ve also recently introduced arranging Travel Insurance for our students. We strongly recommend that you take out insurance for your own financial and personal security, even if you come from a European country. CELT is working in partnership with Guard.me to provide our students with a policy which has been specifically designed to meet your requirements whilst you are studying a language course in the UK. For more details, visit our Travel Insurance page.

We’re currently accepting students for courses in 2020 every day and look forward to welcoming everybody here in Cardiff. With our new updated Social Programme and new courses, there is so much to look forward to!

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am not from Europe. Do I have to be worried?

Not at all, nothing is going to change for you at all. You will still need your passport and apply for a visa as usual, unless you come from a country that has arranged an agreement with the UK. Best is to check here, if you’re not sure, or you can also contact us!

I am from Europe, what does it change?

Until the end of 2020, nothing will change. After that, there will be some changes. But don’t worry, we will update our website as soon as there is something set in stone.

Will I still be able to use my National ID instead of a passport to enter the UK?

Travelling with your ID card will be legal until the end of 2020 for sure.

Will I still be able to use my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

The EHIC card only offers limited medical cover – which is why private travel insurance is essential. Now that the UK left the European Union, the EHIC card may not be valid completely, depending on what agreements the UK makes with individual countries. This is currently being negotiated.

Is there a special travel insurance for students of language schools?

Yes! We work in partnership with Guard.me to provide our students with a policy specifically designed to meet your requirements whilst you are studying a language course in the UK. For more information, check our Travel Insurance page.

When will we know more about Brexit?

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, and we have entered a transition period until the end of the year in which travel between the EU and the UK continues as normal.

The Government has not yet published its plans for its “Australian-style points-based immigration system” and so it is unclear exactly what will replace the current regulations.

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