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Information about Brexit
The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020 and is no longer a member of the European Union. However, this does not affect the United Kingdom's participation in the current Erasmus+ program.
This means for employees and students of Danube University Krems that:
- all approved Erasmus+ projects that involve British organisations/institutions as partners or leaders are able to deliver their activities as normal and for the full duration of the project (even after 31st of December 2020),
- Erasmus+ mobility to and from the United Kingdom within already approved projects is still possible without restrictions.
As of January 1, 2021, the UK will be treated as a third country for purposes of access to EU programmes, including Erasmus+. The possible participation of the United Kingdom in the new Erasmus+ program generation after 2020 will depend on the outcome of the overall negotiations on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.
The right of permanent residency and the right of freedom of movement for EU citizens will end in the UK after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, 2020. Therefore, the immigration status for current or prospective EU students in the UK will change. EU students- including those enrolled in the current 2020-21 academic year – are eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, but only if they are physically present in the UK before January 1, 2021. EU students who intend to come to the UK to study after December 31, 2020 – including those enrolled in the current 2020-21 academic year who have not been resident in the UK – must apply for a student visa before they arrive.
Further information can be found on the homepage of OeAD GmbH: https://oead.at/en/news/article/2020/01/informationen-zum-brexit-no-deal-1/