On the 31 October 2019, the UK is due to leave the EU. Currently, a Withdrawal Agreement has not been agreed which will result in a ‘’no-deal’’ Brexit.
Bournemouth University is closely monitoring the situation and is engaged in contingency planning for the eventuality of a ‘’no-deal’’ Brexit.
Please check the UK government website for the latest information on getting ready for Brexit on 31 October 2019.
This page intends to provide an overview to Erasmus+ student and staff mobility in relation to the UK’s departure from the EU.
Erasmus+ student and staff mobility with a Withdrawal Agreement
In the case that the UK and the EU conclude a Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will continue to participate as normal in the Erasmus+ programme as part of the current Multiannual Financial Framework, until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. The UK government has signalled its intention to join the Erasmus+ successor scheme. However, this would depend on the UK and its future relationship with the EU.
Erasmus+ student and staff mobility in the case of a ‘’no-deal’’ Brexit
The situation regarding Erasmus+ funding for students wishing to participate in 2020/2021 is currently unclear and more information will be provided as soon as it is available. In the case of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, there will be funding available from the UK government to underwrite Erasmus+ funding until the end of the current Erasmus+ programme. However, specific information about how the funding will be administered is not yet available. Until further details are announced, we encourage all staff and students to continue planning as normal. Any changes on how Erasmus+ funding will be administered will be communicated to you by the Global Engagement Mobility Team. If you have any questions please contact the Global Engagement Mobility Team at [email protected].
The university remains committed to the Erasmus+ programme and to ensuring exchange with European institutions. We are exploring options to help reduce the impact on students in the event that Erasmus+ funding is reduced for 2020/2021.
Information about Erasmus+ student mobility
The Erasmus+ Brexit FAQs provide advice for students who are currently undertaking, or intending to undertake an Erasmus+ work placement or study exchange mobility. The European Commission has confirmed that in the case of a ‘’no-deal’’ Brexit, UK students currently abroad and European students in the UK participating in Erasmus+ at the time of the UK’s withdrawal can complete their studies and will also continue to receive the relevant funding.
Travel to the EU after Brexit
If you are a UK passport holder and are thinking of applying for an Erasmus+ mobility opportunity, you shouldn’t need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. The European Commission has advised that even in a ‘’no-deal’’ Brexit, UK travellers can still visit the EU without a visa for short trips of up to three months.
However, it is anticipated that there would be additional checks on UK citizens visiting the EU. You might be asked to show evidence that you can financially support yourself for the duration of your time overseas and provide reasons for your period of stay in the EU.
Once the UK leaves the EU:
- You will need to have at least six months left on your passport from the date of arrival
- If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months will not count.
You will continue to be covered by the university’s Travel Insurance.
The UK Government website provides further information:
- Studying in the European Union after Brexit
- UK students in the EU: continuing your studies
- UK nationals travelling to the EU: essential information
- Latest travel advice from the FCO
Further information can also be found on the European Commission website:
How will Brexit impact the Erasmus+ programme?
The Erasmus+ UK National Agency and Universities UK have also published an update on Brexit: