I am currently studying at Aston as part of my Erasmus+ exchange, how will Brexit affect me?

If a Withdrawal deal is agreed, Erasmus+ will remain unaffected until the end of the programme and there should be no impact on your Erasmus+ status.

The European Commission has proposed measures to avoid disruption by recommending to the European Parliament that students who have started their Erasmus+ placements before the exit date be allowed to complete. The European Parliament voted on the proposal on 13 March 2019 and the regulation will apply only if the UK leaves the Union with no withdrawal agreement in place.

If you are an EU national, the UK Government has stated that in the event the UK exits the EU without a Withdrawal agreement, EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until a new UK immigration system is introduced in 2021.

If you are a non-EU national the Brexit process will not affect your placement status, as you have already obtained all the required immigration documents.

 

I am planning to study at Aston as part of my Erasmus+ exchange in 2019/20. How will Brexit affect me?

If a Withdrawal deal is agreed, Erasmus+ will remain unaffected until the end of the programme and there should be no impact on your Erasmus+ status.

If a Withdrawal deal is not agreed, Aston has agreements with its European university partners, so study abroad can continue even if the UK is no longer participating in Erasmus+.

In the event of a No-Deal, the UK government have currently made provisions for students who will be arriving in the UK after Brexit to live, work and study in the UK. We will be updating information on the web and to Exchange students on the European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme once the final Brexit decision have been made. 

The European Commission has proposed the EU continue funding Erasmus+ throughout 2019/20 in the event of a no deal. This is dependent on the UK contributing to the EU budget for 2019 and activities should end by 31 December 2019.

If this is not adopted there may be funding implications regarding Erasmus+ eligibility. This will depend on whether the UK is included as an Erasmus+ Programme country. In the instance of a no deal, we would recommend you contact your home institution Erasmus+ office to confirm if your study mobility is permitted.

If you are an EU national, the UK Government has stated that in the event the UK exits the EU without a Withdrawal agreement, EU identity cards will remain valid for travel to the UK until a new UK immigration system is introduced in 2021. 

EU nationals can move to the UK until 31 December 2020 without applying for temporary leave to remain. If you are planning to remain in the UK after this point, you will need to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain (EuroTLR). If you plan to leave before then, you do not need to apply for anything. For further information about changes to expect at the UK border, please see the Government advice.

If you are a non-EU national the Brexit process will not affect your placement status, as you have already obtained all the required immigration documents.

Where can I find further information?

The University is monitoring the situation closely and will provide you with relevant updates as and when we can. This page will be frequently updated, and any questions that are not answered here can be sent to erasmus@aston.ac.uk