The UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020 with a deal in place. The UK and EU now enter a transitional phase until 31 December 2020, and this will ensure the following:
- The UK remains a full participant in the Erasmus+ programme until 31 December 2020.
- Any Erasmus+ funding awarded to UK universities before 31 December 2020 will be funded by the European Commission as normal, even after 31 December 2020, and any planned activities will be able to run until their normal completion dates.
- Point 2 (above) applies even if there is no future agreement reached with the UK at the end of the transition period, 31 December 2020.
Implications for University of Kent students carrying out/planning to carry out an Erasmus study or work placement
- Students going abroad in 2019-20 - Erasmus funding available to eligible students
- Students going abroad in 2020-21 - Erasmus funding available to eligible students
- Students going abroad in 2021-22 - Erasmus funding likely to be available to eligible students. This will be confirmed at a later date
- Students going abroad in 2022-23 - Erasmus funding subject to outcome of UK-EU negotiations. This will be confirmed at a later date
Incoming Erasmus students carrying out/planning to carry out a study placement or internship at the University of Kent should refer to their home universities for clarification on their status and funding
University of Kent's commitment to opportunities for students to study and work in Europe
The University of Kent treasures the exchanges we have with many universities throughout Europe and beyond and we look forward to continuing this cooperation in the future. We are in discussions with our European partner universities regarding the establishment of bilateral student exchanges in the event that at some point in the future, the UK ceases to participate in the Erasmus+ scheme.
We are closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and are maintaining regular contact with the UK National Agency responsible for the Erasmus+ Programme (the British Council).
We will of course update you as soon as further information is available.
If you have any questions, please email our Erasmus team: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information see:
- UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website
- Brexit updates from Universities UK (the national body representing the interests of UK universities)
- Kent Union: Brexit information for students