The 12-month transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU came to an end on 31st December 2020. The UK officially left the European Union with a deal in place. Under the deal negotiated with the EU, the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ scheme.
Does this mean I won't receive my Erasmus+ grant in 2021? No. You will still receive your Erasmus+ grant in 2021. While the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ scheme, the Erasmus+ projects that were already in place before Brexit will continue until their expiry. UK beneficiaries of Erasmus+ funding, including the University of Bath, will continue to take part in grants awarded under the current Erasmus+ scheme until their end date, even if it is after 2020.
Has the University of Bath secured Erasmus+ funding for 2020/2021? Yes. The University of Bath has secured Erasmus+ funding right up to the end of the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year. The duration of the 2020 Erasmus+ project was recently extended to May 2023 which will give us more time to spend the funding that is available.
Will I still receive Erasmus+ grants for semester 2 of this 2020-2021 academic year? Yes.
I did not apply for Erasmus+ grants for my work placement or study exchange in 2021 because I thought Erasmus+ has been cancelled. Can I still apply for Erasmus+ grants if I intend to go abroad in 2021? Yes. Students who intend to undertake Erasmus study exchange or work placement in 2021 are encouraged to apply for Erasmus+ funding. Please download the application form from Moodle or contact us at email@example.com.
I am not a UK citizen, can I still apply for Erasmus+ grants in 2021? Yes. The Erasmus+ grant is open to all registered students at the University of Bath. This include UK, EU and overseas students.
What will happen after the current Erasmus+ project comes to an end? The UK government has announced a brand new programme called the Turing Scheme which will replace the Erasmus+ scheme. Further details of the Turing scheme are still to be released however, it is intended to fund student study exchange and work placements globally.
I have heard that there is a Turing Scheme deadline coming up, do I have to apply now? No, this deadline is for the University to apply to the government agency for Turing Scheme funding. The University is putting together a bid for funding, but students do not need to do anything yet. The International Mobility Team will work with your departments, should we be granted Turing Scheme funding, to let you know about applying and deadlines for the scheme. This will not be until August, at the earliest.
Will I be able to receive both Erasmus+ and Turing funding at the same time? No, it is not possible to receive both Erasmus+ and Turing funding at the same time. Though they will run simultaneously, they will not be used for the same placements. In 2021-22 Erasmus+ funding will be used for European placements and Turing funding for the rest of the world.
Where can I get further updates on Brexit? The University is constantly updating information, advice and guidance about the implications of Brexit for staff and students. This can be found on the University Brexit update webpage.