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Erasmus+

Kent is an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme, exchanging over 600 students per year with over 100 European partner institutions.




Erasmus+ Update

March 2019

The status of the Erasmus+ programme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. 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

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.

Information for students

Student testimonials

Name: Joe Gazeley
Experience:
Studying in Spain

I feel that my language skills have improved greatly and I have learned to be a lot more adaptable than I have to be in England. I have definitely gained a new perspective on what it means to be a Citizen of Europe and it has given me a new way of looking at my own country and culture from the perspective of another. I have had many interesting discussions about Gibraltar.

I have seen how Spanish young people work at university and it is very different to in the UK. Contrary to all of the stereotypes they are astonishingly engaged and have an incredible work ethic. I have been nothing but impressed by my Spanish colleagues throughout my first semester.

Name: Laurie Radar
Experience:
Studied at the University of Kent

The campus facilities are great, you can hang out with your friends everywhere and have a drink or a meal easily. I loved spending time with my friends, playing pool table at KBar and eat have lunch at Mungo's. 

Name: Jack Nicoloau
Experience:
Studying in Czech Republic

I would like to take this opportunity to say that quite frankly this has been the most remarkable and interesting learning experience of my life. Words escape me as to how much I have learnt, not just academically but also about myself and also Europe in general. I have taken great pains to travel as frequently as possible in order to soak in the rich tapestry of culture offered by Europe as a whole.

I could not recommend this experience enough to all who have the opportunity.

Name: Kristina Juidisiute
Experience:
Studying in Italy

I think it is a highly rewarding experience that every single student should try. I became more culturally aware, [it] will look amazing on my CV and will be beneficial for my future career. Also I deepened and enriched my knowledge outside the filmic field…which really broadens the understanding of my main study subject.

To sum up, the whole study abroad experience is life-changing that endures academic, personal, career and social benefits and it is definitely worth doing it.

 

Support the Erasmus+ programme

 

Get involved with the Erasmus Society at the University of Kent

Calling Kent's Erasmus+ Alumni to share your memories!

Erasmus+ opportunities for staff

Visit our Erasmus+ staff mobility pages

 

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Last Updated: 05/04/2019