First and most importantly, we want you to know that all our students are valued members of USW’s community, and we will do all we can to support you through what may be an uncertain period.
We have a range of support services available and EU, EEA and International students are advised to contact the University’s Immigration & International Student Advice Team (IISA) for individual advice on their situation.
Based on the negotiation process to date, the EU and UK have agreed a further delay to Brexit until 31st October 2019. The UK can leave the EU earlier than this date, if a withdrawal agreement has been ratified by MPs. The dates on our website reflect a leave date of 31st October 2019, but this may change if the UK chooses to leave the EU earlier than this date. New information will be posted as it becomes available but please check external links and the IISA website regularly.
Student fees and finance
Arrangements for Fees and Finance are highly likely to remain the same for EU students already at USW.
USW Erasmus+ students
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal , the Erasmus+ Contingency Regulation ensures that participants who are abroad through an Erasmus+ funded learning mobility activity on the day that the UK leaves the European Union will not see their mobility period interrupted. For learning mobilities starting after the exit date, the UK Government has agreed to underwrite funding for those Erasmus+ grants already approved to take place during the 2019/2020 academic year. Please note that you must still complete all of the Erasmus+ documentation as advised by the Erasmus+ Coordinators and ensure that all signatures are in place within the deadlines provided.
If the UK leaves the EU with a Withdrawal Agreement, the UK Government has confirmed that the UK will be able to continue to participate in the current project cycle until it ends in 2020. You must ensure that you complete the necessary Erasmus+ documentation as advised by the Erasmus+ coordinators and ensure that all signatures are in place within the deadlines provided.
Erasmus+ students at USW
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the EU Commission has said it will seek to continue funding Erasmus+ students who are in the UK at the point of Brexit and has published guidance for participants. While we wait for clarification beyond this, USW is working with partner universities across the EU to make sure that student exchange can still take place regardless of the Brexit outcome.Students who are due to start their Erasmus+ mobilities at USW after the date the UK is due to exit the EU should seek advice about funding from their home institutions.
If the UK leaves the EU with a Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will be able to continue to participate in the current project cycle until it ends in 2020.
For questions relating to Erasmus+ please contact: email@example.com / +44 (0) 1443 483795.