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Erasmus+ and the EU Referendum

The University of St Andrews is committed to student mobility within Europe and to participation in the Erasmus+ Programme. We are pleased that the UK Government has recently stated its intention to continue participation in the Erasmus+ Programme until we leave the EU. The government has also confirmed that it will underwrite successful bids for Erasmus+ that are submitted while the UK is still an EU member state, even if payments continue beyond the point of the UK's EU exit date. As such, we will apply for funding for Erasmus+ activities for 2018-2019 and expect to participate in the Programme as normal for that year.

We continue to monitor the progress of discussions on UK involvement in the project for the 2019-2020 year and hope to be able to apply as usual. The UK Government has said that it expects that UK institutions will remain involved until the end of the current Erasmus+ project in 2020, but a final settlement depends on wider negotiations.

Information and updates on our bid for 2018-2019 and subsequent involvement will be posted here when available. Information and updates are also available from Erasmus+.

Annual funding

Please note: the University of St Andrews is unable to guarantee Erasmus+ funding in any given year.  This funding is awarded to the University on an annual basis by the UK National Agency - British Council and is subject to change.  Erasmus+ eligibility criteria are set externally by the British Council and the European Commission, and not by the University of St Andrews.  As Erasmus+ grants are externally funded, the University cannot guarantee what funding will be available from year to year.

About Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme enables you to study or, in come cases, work in Europe for a semester or full year as part of your degree. Most students are also eligible for an Erasmus+ Mobility grant.

The Erasmus+ scheme is funded by the European Commission as part of the Lifelong Learning programme. It exists to promote student and staff mobility in higher education, principally within the EU, although some non-EU countries also participate.

Between 1987 and 2014 over three million students from institutions across Europe took part in the Erasmus programme. Find out how to be part of the new Erasmus+ programme that continues this approach.

As part of the Erasmus+ programme, eligible students will be issued with an Erasmus+ contract which must be returned to the CSA team.  This contract will serve as a guarantee of funding.


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