Erasmus+ programme: We're continuing to work closely with our European partners so that student exchange continues


We have successfully participated in the Erasmus+ programme for several years, providing opportunities for students and staff to undertake part-funded opportunities to study or work abroad to develop key skills.

The university is committed to providing a range of international opportunities for students, as outlined in the university's Academic and Student Experience Strategy.

While the current uncertainty about Brexit means that we do not know whether the UK will be able to participate in the Erasmus+ programme in 2019-20, we want to reassure applicants* that regardless of the outcome of the negotiations, students who have applied and who are selected to go abroad will not be at any disadvantage.

The university will continue to work closely with our European partners to ensure that student exchange can continue regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiation process and the UK's ability to continue participating in the Erasmus+ scheme.

In the case that the UK leaves the EU:

  • with a Withdrawal Agreement in place, we anticipate that students will be able to participate in the Erasmus+ programme as normal for the 2019-2020 academic year. Successful applicants will be advised of their Erasmus+ grant entitlement during the early summer, in order to prepare for their mobility period abroad.
  • without a Withdrawal Agreement in place (a 'no deal' scenario), it is likely that the UK will no longer be able to take part in Erasmus+.  In these circumstances, we will continue to work closely with our partner universities to ensure that students are still able to undertake their planned mobilities. 
    We are also pleased to confirm that the university has made a commitment to fund students going abroad in the 2019-2020 academic year. This means that successful students will receive the same amount of money they would have received with an Erasmus+ grant.

All applicants will be contacted shortly by the International Office with further guidance on their upcoming placements. Students can contact their Faculty Erasmus Coordinator or the International Office if they have any additional questions.

 * The deadline for students to apply for the Erasmus+ programme for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed and faculties are reviewing student applications. They will make decisions in the near future regarding placements and nominations to partner universities.