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Leiden University Students studying in the UK

Are you a Leiden University student (thinking of) studying in the UK? Find out more about the impact of Brexit for current and prospective EU students of Leiden University studying abroad in the UK.

Impact of Brexit for EU students in the UK

For EU citizens who are already living or studying in the UK on Brexit day, the UK will continue to run the EU Settlement Scheme after Brexit, even in a ‘no deal’ scenario. This means you should be able to carry on your life as usual, continuing to work, study, and access benefits and services in the UK, much as you do now.  These are the conclusions from a policy paper issued by the UK Government, outlining its action to protect citizens’ rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Check your tuition fees

Check with your British university if tuition fees for next year will be affected by Brexit. For example, the University of Oxford has promised that EU students who began their studies in 2018-2019 will be charged the home rate for tuition fees for all years of their course.

Erasmus+ programme

Going to the UK before 1 November 2019
If you plan to start your studies abroad in the UK before 1 November 2019, we currently expect that you will be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant. However, if the situation changes and the UK is no longer participating in the Erasmus+ programme on the start date of your studies in the UK, your Erasmus+ grant will be withdrawn. Should this occur, we will notify you immediately and instead award you a Leiden University LUSTRA+ scholarship. Please note that the LUSTRA+ scholarship is not as generous as the Erasmus+ grant. Be aware that as a result of the above, Leiden University will only be able to transfer your Erasmus+ grant to your bank account on your actual start date, after first checking that you are still eligible for funding.

Going to the UK after 31 October 2019
No information is available on the effects of Brexit if you plan to start your studies abroad in the UK after 31 October 2019. In the event that the UK is no longer part of the Erasmus+ programme, Leiden University students can apply for the LUSTRA+ scholarship for their exchange programme to the UK. Nevertheless we advise students going to the UK for studies or traineeships to apply for the Erasmus+ grant via the existing procedures. Once more information is available we will let you know which scholarship will apply. Please note that the LUSTRA+ scholarship is not as generous as the Erasmus+ grant.

Further advice

For further advice, please contact your international exchange coordinator.

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