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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