Guidance

Studying in the European Union after Brexit

What you need to do if you want to start higher education study in the EU after Brexit.

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The UK is leaving the EU. This page tells you how to prepare for Brexit and will be updated if anything changes.

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There are actions you’ll need to take if you’re planning to study in the EU after Brexit.

There’s different guidance if you’re already studying in the EU.

Doing part of your course in the EU

Talk to your higher education provider if you’re thinking about studying part of your course in the EU. They’ll be able to talk you through your options.

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You may be eligible for student funding if you’re enrolled on a course in England and want to do part of your course in the EU.

Contact your relevant student funding body if you’re from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Applying for Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, youth, training and sport.

Apply for a placement through your home institution, who will be able to talk you through Erasmus+ and any other schemes you might be eligible for.

The government guarantee will cover all successful Erasmus+ bids.

Speak to your home institution if you want further information and to discuss your placement.

Doing your whole course abroad

You will not be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England if you’re enrolled on a course wholly provided abroad.

Contact your relevant funding body if you’re from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Ask the course provider’s admissions office about any funding schemes, bursaries or scholarships you can apply for.

Published 20 December 2018
Last updated 1 November 2019 + show all updates
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