The United Kingdom’s (UK) departure from the European Union (EU) has had far-reaching and intrusive effects on various sectors. However, the impact of Brexit, as it is popularly known, has been felt differently among students and the workforce from different countries.
On June 23, 2016, the Brexit referendum took place. The EU nationals, who enjoyed free movement and possessed the right to live and work freely in the UK, came to an end. Though the rule was to be applied in the next few years, the immediate effect of Brexit led to the renegotiation of various agreements between the UK and European countries. Most importantly, following Brexit adjustment in UK’s immigration rules was made, which majorly impacted the economy, particularly the education sector, the job market as well as trade and industry. While not all the changes were favourable for citizens of EU member countries, many new developments resulted in progressive changes for non-EU citizens, especially Asians. Nearly six years after the Brexit referendum, it seems an opportune time to assess the impact of Brexit on non- EU member countries, as well as to understand the future implications of the UK’s withdrawal.