Brexit for prospective and current students
In 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union. In December 2019 the British parliament accepted the deal Prime Minister Johnson agreed with the EU, with a Brexit date of 31 January 2020. Despite this milestone, there are still many unanswered questions. We hope the information provided below will help you, as a current or prospective diploma or exchange student from or in the UK, to better understand your situation with regards to Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The information here represents what we understand at this time; we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this content. Thank you for your understanding.
Read more about the consequences for (prospective) degree students with a UK nationality.
If you are already living in the Netherlands on or before 31 December 2020
In this case, you fall under the withdrawal agreement. This means nothing will change for you after the transition period. You will still be entitled to receive student finance and to pay statutory tuition fees if you still meet the other conditions.
If you come to live and study in the Netherlands after 31 December 2020
In this case, you do not fall under the withdrawal agreement. Levels of tuition fees and student finance for British nationals who come to the Netherlands after the transition period are not yet clear. This depends the agreements between the EU and the UK about their future relationship.
The exit negotiations are expected to take two years or longer. During this period British students will still be EU students and can study at Erasmus University Rotterdam under the same conditions, and with the same tuition fees, as those set for EU students by law and by the EUR’s regulations.
Yes. If you are (planning on) living in the municipality of Rotterdam, please read more here.
Please note that the date of registration may affect your tuition fee. Check What tuition fee applies to me as a UK national? for more information above.
Arriving in the Netherlands before 31 December 2020
For British nationals who arrive in the Netherlands during the transition period, there will be no changes in tuition fees and student finance.
Arriving in the Netherlands after 31 December 2020
It is unclear what the consequences of Brexit will be for British nationals who will arrive after the transition period (after 31 December 2020). The amount of the tuition fees and the rights for student finance will be dependent from the settlement status of British nationals in the EU. This status will be part of the negotiations on the new relationship between the UK and the EU during the transition period. You can find more information on the website of the Dutch national government.
Read more about the consequences of the Brexit for exchange students.
In 2020 nothing will change. The UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ (2014-2020) and Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) programmes until the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
The UK’s participation after 2020 will depend on the negotiations regarding the form and substance of the next Erasmus+ (2021-2027) and Horizon Europe (2021-2027) programmes. These negotiations have already begun. Horizon Europe is the successor to Horizon 2020 and will run from 1 January 2021.
This depends on whether a Brexit deal is made between the EU and the UK and on your home institution. Please ask your home institution for more information.
This depends on whether a Brexit deal is made between the EU and the UK.
If you arrived in the UK before the Brexit date, you will most likely not need a visa. This however is not completely clear yet. If you arrive in the UK on or after the Brexit date and you want to stay for longer than 3 months, you will need to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain. Please check the website of the UK government for more information.
The exit negotiations are expected to take two years or longer. During this period the UK will not ask for a visa. Therefore, nothing will change in upcoming period.
This depends on whether a Brexit-deal is made between the EU and the UK.
If you started your exchange or internship before the Brexit date, we expect you will receive the Erasmus+ scholarship if you had been granted one before you left. However, this depends on whether the European Union adopts the proposed contingency plans in case of a no-deal Brexit.
If you are going on exchange or planning to do an internship in the UK in 2019-2020, you will be eligible for an Erasmus+ scholarship if your stay abroad starts before the Brexit date (currently 31 January 2020).
For exchange periods or internships starting January 31 or later, Erasmus University Rotterdam cannot award an Erasmus+ grant, unless the UK and EU have by then agreed on continuation of the UK participation in the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ grant applications with a starting date on or after the Brexit date will be put on hold until there is more information.
In case of a deal, Erasmus+ grant applications with a starting date on or after the Brexit date will be guaranteed until 31 December 2020.