Erasmus and exchanges

Erasmus+ exchanges

Kent is an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme, exchanging some 600 students per year with over 100 European partner institutions. If you wish to study at Kent as part of a European exchange programme, including Erasmus+, click on the appropriate link below.

ANNOUNCEMENT FEBRUARY 2019

Kent students currently on an Erasmus placement in Europe 2018/19

Whilst we are still unclear of the UK’s position regarding its exit from the EU, we would like to provide reassurance with regard to Kent students undertaking an Erasmus+ placement during this current academic year (2018/19). We can confirm that in a case of a “no-deal” outcome and subsequent departure of the UK from the EU on 29th March 2019, you will be able to complete your Erasmus+ placement on the same basis as before that date, until the end of the academic year 2018/19. Any Erasmus+ grant you are eligible for will also be unaffected.

Students from other European universities currently on an Erasmus placement at Kent 2018/19

Whilst we are still unclear of the UK’s position regarding its exit from the EU, we would like to provide reassurance with regard to students undertaking an Erasmus+ placement at the University of Kent during this current academic year (2018/19). We can confirm that in a case of a “no-deal” outcome and subsequent departure of the UK from the EU on 29th March 2019, you will be able to complete your Erasmus+ placement on the same basis as before that date, until the end of the academic year 2018/19.

Kent students preparing to carry out an Erasmus placement in 2019/20

For the academic year 2019/20 and beyond, the precise position of the UK within Erasmus+ in a “no-deal” scenario is still to emerge. However, the UK Government has made it clear that it values international exchanges and collaboration in education and training. We are closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and are maintaining regular contact with our National Agency (British Council). We are anticipating further guidance will be issued via the National Agency in the coming days and weeks.

Students from other European universities preparing to carry out an Erasmus placement at Kent in 2019/20

For the academic year 2019/20 and beyond, the precise position of the UK within Erasmus+ in a “no-deal” scenario is still to emerge. However, the UK Government has made it clear that it values international exchanges and collaboration in education and training. We are closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and are maintaining regular contact with our National Agency (British Council). We are anticipating further guidance will be issued via the National Agency in the coming days and weeks.

All students

As an institution we seek to ensure the continuation of our rich partnerships across Europe and enormously value the exchanges we have with many universities. We look forward to continuing this cooperation in the future and finding solutions to any challenges ahead. Furthermore, we are in discussions with our European partner universities regarding the continuation of our student exchanges through the establishment of bilateral student exchanges in the event that the UK is no longer permitted to participate in the Erasmus+ scheme. We will of course update you as soon as further information is available.

If you have any questions, please email our Erasmus team: erasmus@kent.ac.uk

 

For further information, the British Council have published a guide for European students: 'Studying in the UK - FAQs and Key Messages'. Please also view our Erasmus+ Charter and Erasmus+ Policy Statement.

 

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Last Updated: 08/02/2019