Student exchange to the UK via the Erasmus program is no longer possible

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Students and teachers who wish to participate in an exchange with the UK can no longer do so via the Erasmus program. This is the result of Brexit.

RUG spokesperson Gernant Deekens says in the University newspaper that exchanges with Great Britain and Northern Ireland are more ambiguous now that those countries have left the program. We have an exchange agreement with 45 British universities. We are now trying to make individual agreements with them to make exchanges possible.

Exchanges to and from the UK will no longer be eligible for Erasmus + funding from January 1. This is a European program for education, training, youth and sport. “Students can still use our Marco Polo program, or they will have to cover the costs themselves,” says Dickens in Okrant. Students and teachers who received money from Erasmus for an exchange project before December 31 of last year can still do so.

Dutch students who want to obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the UK will soon have to pay thousands of pounds in additional tuition fees. This also applies to Brits who want to study in the Netherlands. In most cases, they are not entitled to student financing.

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