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Erasmus+ students due to be studying with us during the 2019/20 academic year

Information for Erasmus+ students due to be studying with us during the 2019/20 academic year.

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

We are encouraging applications from students from our partner universities as normal for the academic year 2019/20.

Subject to us reaching an agreement with your home university, we would like to welcome you to study at Cardiff University, whether this is through Erasmus+ or outside of the Erasmus+ programme.


If you will be studying with us on a funded Erasmus+ placement on the date of a no deal Brexit, the European Council and Parliament have adopted a regulation to avoid the disruption of Erasmus+ mobility activities in event of no deal. They have published guidance for participants, which we invite you to consider.

If you will be starting your placement with us after the EU exit date, we advise you to contact your home university for further advice in relation to grant funding.

Immigration status

If you plan to arrive after the date of a no deal Brexit, the UK Government has confirmed that, in the event of a no deal, non-UK EU/EEA and Swiss students wishing to stay in the country beyond three months can apply for ‘European Temporary Leave to Remain’ – a form of immigration permission lasting up to 36 months.

Time spent under this category will not count towards any settlement or indefinite leave to remain. Information has not yet been released on the application process or the costs. You will need to comply with the requirements of your temporary leave to remain in travelling to and from the UK.

Healthcare and insurance

There is still uncertainty around healthcare coverage for EU students  arriving in the UK after the  date of a no deal Brexit. If there is a no deal Brexit, we advise you to check with your home institution whether you are covered by their policy, or to take out travel and health insurance prior to travelling.

If the UK leaves the EU with a Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will participate in Erasmus+ until the end of the current cycle in 2020.

This means that if we have an Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement with your institution, you will be able to come and study with us through the Erasmus+ programme as normal. We encourage you to apply to us as normal.


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

Erasmus+ Office