How will Brexit impact the Erasmus+ programme?

The Withdrawal Agreement foresees that the UK will continue to participate in the current 2014-2020 EU programmes, including Erasmus+, as if the UK was an EU Member State until the closure of the programmes.

The possible participation of the UK in future programmes after 2020 will depend on the outcome of the overall negotiations on the future relationship between the two parties.

Erasmus+ learning mobility activities

Can UK students still undertake mobility in Erasmus+ programme countries?

UK beneficiaries can continue to take part in grants awarded under the current MFF until their end date, even if it is after 2020. Consequently UK students and other participants can continue to undertake mobility to other Erasmus+ programme countries, i.e. EU Member States, plus Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Turkey, North Macedonia and Serbia, until the projects finish or until the funds have been exhausted.

The possible participation of the UK in future programmes after 2020 will depend on the outcome of the overall negotiations on the future relationship between the two parties.

Can students from Erasmus+ programme countries still undertake mobility in the UK?

Yes, the conclusion of the Withdrawal Agreement means that higher education institutions and other bodies from programme countries other than the UK can continue to send their students and staff on Erasmus+ mobilities to the UK with funds from the 2019 and 2020 Calls, until the projects finish or until the funds have been exhausted.

The possible participation of the UK in the next Erasmus+ programme will depend on the outcome of the overall negotiations on the future relationship between the two parties.

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