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Cardiff students planning to go on Erasmus+ placements during the academic year 2020/21

This information is for current Cardiff University students who are planning to study or work abroad through Erasmus+ during the academic year 2020/21.

The guidance will be reviewed regularly and updated as appropriate. You are advised to check this page regularly for further updates.

Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement that has been approved, you will be able to study or work abroad through the Erasmus+ programme as normal during 2020/21.

Grant funding

The UK will continue to participate in the current cycle of Erasmus+ until it finishes at the end of the academic year 2020/21. As a participating student taking part in an Erasmus+ placement, you will be eligible to receive funding through the programme.


Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, travel to the EU will not be restricted and shall remain the same until 31 December 2020. Following this date, there may be some changes to immigration arrangements. We will update this page as information becomes available.


For Cardiff University students planning on studying or working abroad during 2020/21, you may wish to follow the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and ensure you have at least six months' validity remaining on your passport from your date of arrival.


Following the end of the transition period in December 2020, your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) may cease to be valid. Should the EHIC cease to be valid, the only effect would be that the £25 deductible for medical expenses would not be waived. Cardiff University’s insurance will continue to cover you.

For further information on healthcare abroad, please check essential information for UK nationals travelling to the EU.


If you have any questions, please contact us for further advice.

Erasmus+ Office