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UK-EU mobility will continue under Erasmus+ in the event of no-deal Brexit

  • Existing learning mobility schemes between UK and EU will be financed until completed
  • 14 000 students from EU countries and 7 000 British students will be covered by this legislation
  • The rules will apply only in case of a no-deal withdrawal of UK from EU

On Wednesday, the Parliament voted on measures to continue financing all current Erasmus+ learning mobility activities, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


The legislation establishes that all mobility activities under the current Erasmus+ programme that started before 30 March 2019 will be funded until they are completed (for a maximum of up to 12 months). This will include British students, traineeships, apprentices and staff engaged in mobility activities in EU countries and vice-versa.

The adopted measures will allow those currently participating in mobility activities between UK and EU to continue their learning activities without interruption and without losing their academic credits or being obliged to repeat their academic year.

Next steps
Negotiations with the Council should allow for a swift agreement and the legislation should be published before the date of the withdrawal.


Further information

MEPs vote to limit negative impact of no-deal Brexit on citizens
The adopted texts will be available here (13.03.2019)
Steps of the procedure
Rapporteur Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski (EPP, PL)
Committee on Culture and Education