Devolved governments fear future of Erasmus scheme

According to the BBC the Scottish and Welsh governments have expressed fears over the future of the Erasmus student exchange programme in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Both administrations have jointly written to the UK education secretary to express their concerns.

About 53% of UK university students who do learn abroad, do so through the initiative.

The letter argues that leaving the EU without a deal or an arrangement covering the scheme will result in universities, colleges, and schools being ineligible to submit applications to participate in the final year of the current Erasmus+ programme in 2020.

It says: “This will be a significant loss to both our education sectors.

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