British students could be excluded from Erasmus scheme after Brexit

The Telegraph is reporting that British participation in the Erasmus student exchange scheme is under threat because of Brexit, it is feared.

Ruth Sinclair-Jones, the director of the UK programme, has warned of an uncertain future because of the referendum vote to leave the EU.

While participation in the scheme is safe for next year, no guarantees have been given after that.

“In the long term, it’s an unknown situation. We will continue with our plans until 2017 but after that we have to wait,” she told The Guardian.

Should Britain be excluded from the Erasmus scheme, which was launched in 1987, UK students would no longer receive grants to study at European universities.

It could also lead to a sharp fall in European students studying in the UK with more than 27,000 currently having their fees paid under the scheme.

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Comments

  1. bentleykarl

    SchoolsImprove Er, countries outside of EU are part of Erasmus+ so this is just seems to be scaremongering?

  2. bentleykarl

    SchoolsImprove Er, countries outside of EU are part of Erasmus+ so this just seems to be scaremongering?

  3. bentleykarl

    SchoolsImprove Er, countries outside of EU are part of Erasmus+ so this just seems to be scaremongering?

  4. @gov2 bentleykarl SchoolsImprove That’s true – but participating countries have to fulfil certain conditions.  These could include free movement.  If Brexit removes free movement then participating in Erasmus may be compromised.
    At this stage, however, it’s hypothetical.  But pointing out hypotheses can’t always be dismissed as ‘hysteria’ or ‘scaremongering’.
    That said, the UK is committed to Brexit wherever it leads.  No use now warning about what might happen – the future will determine that.

  5. gov2

    Janet2 bentleykarl SchoolsImprove  Of course it’s scaremongering.  There are many points to be settled and many new opportunities but if it had been simply an objective assessment of the actual situation it would have referenced that neither membership of the EU nor acceptance of free movement are necessities for participation.

  6. bullshdetector

    SchoolsImprove uktostayeu One of the many sacrifices brexit brings with it. Many losses, are there any gains?After all Brits are so clever

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