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 wont receive my Erasmus+ grant in 2021? No, you will receive your Erasmus+ grants 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 the end of the projects. 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 (i.e. the 2020 Erasmus project) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Can the University still fund Erasmus+ study exchange and work placements in future? The University of Bath will still be able to fund Erasmus+ study exchange and work placements up until May 2023 and further announcements on how to apply for the funds will be found on Moodle.
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.
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.