British students will not be eligible for the all-important Erasmus+ university exchange programmes if there is no deal – however in its technical notice on this the government has pledged to honour funding awards for the next two years.
It will underwrite all successful bids for UK applicants while we are still in the EU – with the caveat of ‘where planned projects can continue’ – and such funding will continue for the lifetime of those particular projects.
Students will still be able to bid for new funding until 2020 too – subject to a final agreement being reached with the EU of which UK organisations are still eligible post-exit?
So, whilst the government says it will guarantee those who have grants falling between 29 March 2019 and the end of 2020 can continue their studies, participation in Erasmus+ after that will all be down to bilateral talks.
It will undoubtedly become more expensive to travel and study in Europe if there’s no-deal, but will the Erasmus+ scheme as we know it still be fully accessible after we leave the EU? We’ll let you know as soon as it all becomes clearer, plus join in our free forum to speak to and interact with like-minded students in the same situation as you.
Erasmus+ is an EU funding programme for study, work, sport and training and provides grants for student exchanges between universities within EU countries – and is included in the EU budget called the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The UK is also the third most popular destination for EU higher education students.