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.
Starting before 1 June 2021
If your period abroad starts before 1 June 2021, you are eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant for studies or traineeships. More information can be found on the Erasmus+ for studies and Erasmus+ for traineeships page.
Starting after Brexit
No information is currently available on the effects of Brexit if you plan to start your studies or traineeship in the UK after the 1 June 2021. In the event that the UK will no longer take part in the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027), Leiden University students can instead apply for the LUSTRA+ scholarship for their exchange programme in the UK. Please note that the LUSTRA+ scholarship is not as generous as the Erasmus+ grant.
For further advice, please contact your international exchange coordinator.