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Erasmus+ and the EU Referendum

There is no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ Programme following the result of the UK referendum on EU membership. The University has been advised that the UK National Agency (the British Council) will continue to manage and deliver the Programme across the UK, and that participants should continue with Erasmus+ funded activities in 2017-2018.

The UK Government recently confirmed that they would underwrite grant agreements for Erasmus+ signed while the UK remains a Member State of the European Union. As such, the University will apply for funding for Erasmus+ activities for 2018-2019 once the application deadlines are published. Information and updates will be posted here when available.

Further information and updates are available from Erasmus+ and the University of St Andrews.

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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