Erasmus and Brexit Erasmus and Brexit

Under a withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU, the UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until 2020/21. Future participation after 2020 would be decided as part of the future partnership negotiations.

For UEA students studying or working abroad through the Erasmus+ programme in 2019/20

The European Commission has put in contingency measures to ensure both UK and EU students participating in Erasmus+ at the time of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (currently 31 October 2019), will be able to complete their placement without interruption and continue to receive funding.

If a study or work placement is due to commence in 2019/20 after the UK leaves the EU, in a ‘no-deal’ situation, these students will no longer be part of the Erasmus+ programme but will receive alternate, equivalent funding support awarded through the UK Government guarantee. In the event that a student is placed at an Erasmus+ exchange partner institution that does not to continue to exchange with the UK outside the Erasmus programme, UEA will support students in sourcing a suitable alternative host destination.

UEA is making every effort to ensure students starting their placements after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will have limited impact to their placement, however we are unable to prevent all possible effects.

Immigration Requirements for UEA students studying or working abroad in 2019/20

In a ‘no-deal’ scenario, students' study/work residency status in the EU may change. Students should consult the Government’s guidance at www.gov.co.uk to keep up to date on these requirements. Students may also wish to seek advice from their Erasmus host institution.

Universities UK International (UUKi) have responded to this situation by launching the #SupportStudyAbroad social media campaign to highlight and amplify public support for study abroad and encourage the government to commit to funding study abroad programmes in the event of a no deal Brexit.

For UEA students planning to study or work abroad in Europe in 2020/21 onwards

As the final Brexit negotiations are still to be completed, it is not clear whether UK universities will remain eligible to participate in the Erasmus+ programme. UEA is working with individual partner universities in Europe to ensure that students can still study abroad in the region.

Students wishing to apply for mobility within Europe for 2020/21 and beyond, should do so on the understanding that there will not be guaranteed or additional financial support either through the Erasmus programme, or the UK Government and should prepare based on the guidance provided for students commencing placements at international destinations outside of the EU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Travel Insurance advice 

If you have not already sourced travel insurance for your time studying or working abroad, please be mindful that most travel insurance policies will not cover you where you have already started your trip and are outside of the UK. We are unable to recommend a policy that is suitable for your specific needs however we are aware of a provider called World Nomads who may be able to help you where you have already left the UK.

University Statement 15/03/19

UEA is proud to be an international university with close ties across Europe. We are united in welcoming colleagues and students from across Europe and stand side by side with students who wish to benefit from study abroad, working with our European partners to enable mobility across Europe.

We want all study abroad students to continue to feel part of UEA's Study Abroad Community, regardless of any impact of Brexit on Erasmus.

As a UEA student studying abroad in Europe during the current academic year as part of the Erasmus+ programme, whether there is a deal or no-deal, there are no changes to your Erasmus+ funding to the end of this academic year. In the event of a no-deal, you will no longer be able to rely on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) so you should ensure your personal travel and medical insurance covers you for the period whilst you are studying abroad. You should also check there is at least six months remaining on your passport from your travel date if you intend on travelling to and from the UK after 31 October and before the end of your study placement in Europe.

As a student studying at UEA during the current academic year as part of the Erasmus+ programme, there will be no change to your immigration status and there should be no changes to your Erasmus+ funding from your home institution. You continue to be welcomed for your study abroad placement at UEA and in the UK. Please check with your home institution for any country specific information.

As a first or second year UEA student due to study abroad in Europe during the academic year or beyond, the eligibilty to receive Erasmus+ funding is currently unknown, pending advice from the UK Government once the exit from the EU is known, after 31 October.

Further information can be found in UEA's updated Brexit information on the Portal.

Foreign Office advice 19/02/2019

If you’re travelling to Europe after the UK leaves the EU, you may need to take extra steps before you travel.

The Foreign Office invites you to read the advice on their website.

Erasmus+ Article 50 statement 23/03/2017

The National Agency for Erasmus+ in the UK, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK, remains wholly committed to the Erasmus+ programme and its benefits. The National Agency strongly supports continued full membership of the programme for the UK through to 2020.

The Erasmus+ National Agency invites you to read the Brexit message on their website.

Partner institutions in Europe Partner institutions in Europe

Want to study History of Art in Italy? Law in Belgium? Environmental Science in Sweden?

We maintain strong relationships with a wide variety of universities across more than 20 diverse European countries. We offer the opportunity to study in a foreign language, however it is possible to study in English at many destinations. Agreements are established for a specific area of study.

 

 

Language programmes are available if you want to learn or improve your language skills. Daytime or evening courses may be possible, please see the following link: www.uea.ac.uk/lcs/learning-a-new-language (select daytime or evening from the bottom options).

Reimbursement language grants are available for students who do not have language as part of their degree. For more information, please contact studyabroad@uea.ac.uk.  

If you are considering studying in a foreign language, and a partner does not appear to offer your subject area, please speak to the Study Abroad Office in the first instance. Occasionally negotiation is possible for other subject areas.

Single semester placements - most institutions are available.

Institution Name

Institution Country Institution City Subject Area Language of Tuition
Universität Salzburg Austria Salzburg LAW; Optional HUM Single Semester: LDC German/English
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium Leuven ECO, LAW, NBS English
Univerzita Karlova V Praze Czech Republic Prague LAW, PHA English
Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci Czech Republic Olomouc Optional HUM Single Semester: LDC English
Aarhus Universitet Denmark Aarhus ECO, LAW, NBS, PSY English
Roskilde University Denmark Roskilde DEV English
Technical University of Denmark Denmark Lyngby BIO, BIOCHEM, CHE, CMP, ENV, MTH, NATSCI, PHA English
Tartu Ülikool Estonia Tartu Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PSI) English
Åbo Akademi University Finland Turku AMA (AMS), AMA (ART), BIO, BIOCHEM, CHE, CMP, DEV, ECO, EDU, EDU (PE), ENV, LAW, LCS, MTH, NBS, PHA, PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART), AMA (FTM), HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) English
University of Helsinki Finland Helsinki EDU, PHA English
ISIT Intercultural School France Paris LCS French
Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University France Lyon ECO, LAW, LCS, NBS French/English
Université de Lorraine France Nancy LAW, LCS French
Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis France Nice LCS French/English
University Grenoble-Alpes France Grenoble BIO, BIOCHEM, CHE, CMP, DEV, ECO, EDU, ENV, LAW, LCS, MTH, NATSCI, NBS, PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) French/English
Université Paris Diderot France Paris AMA (AMS), AMA (ART), LCS; Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART), AMA (FTM), HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) French/English
University of Bordeaux France Pessac LAW French
University of Corsica France Corti LCS French
University of Rennes 1 France Rennes LAW French
University of Reunion Island France Saint Denis LCS French
University of Strasbourg France Strasbourg LAW, NBS; Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PSI) French/English
University of Tours France Tours LAW, LCS French
University Toulouse-Jean Jaurès France Toulouse  LCS French
Bielefeld University Germany Bielefeld Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PHI) German
Freie Universität Berlin Germany Berlin AMA (ART); Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART) German
Goethe University of Frankfurt  Germany Frankfurt PSY German
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany Berlin LAW German
LMU Munich  Germany Munich ECO German/English
Philipps-Universität Marburg Germany Marburg LAW German
Trier University Germany Trier LAW German
Universität Hamburg Germany Hamburg LAW German
University of Cologne  Germany Cologne ECO German/English
University of Duisburg-Essen Germany Duisburg CHE (PHY); Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PSI) German/English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece Thessaloniki LAW; Optional HUM Single Semester: LDC English
Athens University of Economics and Business Greece Athens ECO English
University of Iceland Iceland Reykjavik AMA (AMS), AMA (ART), BIO, BIOCHEM, CHE, CMP, DEV, ECO, EDU, EDU (PE), ENV, LAW, LCS, MTH, NATSCI, NBS, PHA, PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART), AMA (FTM), HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) Icelandic/English
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Ireland Dublin PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: LDC English
LUISS Italy Rome ECO, LAW; Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PSI) English
Sapienza University of Rome Italy Rome PHA; Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PSI) Italian
University of Bologna Italy Bologna ECO, NBS; Optional HUM Single Semester: HIS Italian/English
Università di Pisa Italy Pisa AMA (ART); Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART) Italian
Vilnius University Lithuania Vilnius LAW

English

University of Malta Malta Msida BIOCHEM; Optional Single Semester: PHI, PSI English
Leiden University Netherlands Leiden BIO, BIOCHEM, CHE, CMP, ENV, LAW, MTH, NATSCI, PHA English
Maastricht University Netherlands Maastricht LAW, PSY English
Tilburg University Netherlands Tilburg ECO, LAW, NBS, PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: HIS, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) English
University of Groningen Netherlands Groningen LAW English
Utrecht University Netherlands Utrecht AMA (AMS), AMA (ART), LCS, PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART), AMA (FTM), HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) English
VU University** Netherlands Amsterdam AMA (AMS), AMA (ART), BIO, BIOCHEM, CHE, CMP, DEV, ECO, EDU, EDU (PE), ENV, LAW, LCS, MTH, NATSCI, NBS, PHA, PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART), AMA (FTM), HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) English
Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway Aas DEV English
NTNU Norway Trondheim Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PSI) English
Oslo Metropolitan University Norway Oslo DEV English
University of Bergen* Norway Bergen PHA  
Uniwersytet Jagielloński Poland Krakow Optional HUM Single Semester: LDC English
University of Coimbra Portugal Coimbra PSY Portuguese
Comenius University in Bratislava Slovakia Bratislava LAW Slovak
University of Ljubljana Slovenia Ljubljana LAW English
Nebrija University Spain Madrid ECO, EDU, LCS, NBS, PSY; Optional HUM Single Semester: PPL (PSI) Spanish/English
Pompeu Fabra University Spain Barcelona ECO English
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Spain Madrid LCS; Optional HUM Single Semester: HIS Spanish/English
Universidad de Granada Spain Granada ENV, LCS, PSY Spanish
Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville Spain Sevilla LCS Spanish
University of Alcalá Spain Alcalá de Henares LCS Spanish
University of Alicante Spain Alicante BIO, LCS Spanish/English
University of Castilla-La Mancha (Cuidad Real) Spain Ciudad LCS Spanish
University of Deusto Spain Bilbao LAW Spanish/English
University of Murcia Spain Murcia LCS Spanish
University of Navarra Spain Pamplona LAW, PHA Spanish/English
University of Salamanca Spain Salamanca LAW, LCS Spanish/English
University of Zaragoza Spain Zaragoza ECO, LCS; Optional HUM Single Semester: LDC Spanish/English
Lund University Sweden Lund AMA (AMS), AMA (ART), BIO, BIOCHEM, ENV, LAW, LCS; Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART), AMA (FTM), HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) English
University of Gothenburg Sweden Gothenburg BIO, ECO, NBS English
Uppsala University Sweden Uppsala AMA (AMS), AMA (ART), ENV, LAW, LCS; Optional HUM Single Semester: AMA (ART), AMA (FTM), HIS, LDC, PPL (PHI), PPL (PSI) English
University of Fribourg Switzerland Fribourg LAW German/French
University of Geneva Switzerland Geneva ECO, LCS, NBS French/English
University of Lausanne Switzerland Lausanne ECO, NBS; Optional HUM Single Semester: LDC French/English
University of Lucerne Switzerland Luzern LAW German/English
Ankara University Turkey Ankara LAW Turkish/English

Key

* = Student mobility will be for work purposes not study

** = Agreement open to all eligible students