FAQs about Erasmus+ and Brexit

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The University of Sheffield highly values its partnerships with European universities and is committed to continuing our exchanges post-Brexit. As the UK has left the European Union with a negotiated deal, the UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until the end of our current project, in 2022/23.

Below are a few answers to frequently asked questions that you may find useful.

For general information about Brexit, refer to the University's central Brexit advice and support pages.


Information for students coming to the UK from countries in the EU/EEA.

As a student from the EU/EEA, what documentation do I need to enter the UK?

Students entering the UK will need a valid passport, rather than a national ID card. You can only enter using a national ID card if you have settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme.

Once you are enrolled, if you would feel more comfortable travelling with proof that you are studying in the UK, then you may wish to obtain a Certificate of Student Status (Term Time Address) from SSiD. This states the dates you are studying in the UK and your current residence address.

See the full advice currently available from the UK government

Will I still be eligible to receive the Erasmus+ grant after the UK has exited the EU?

You will need to speak to your home university about your eligibility for funding during your mobility in Sheffield.

Will I have to pay fees for my study period at the University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield is committed to continuing exchanges with our European partners. We will continue with to host inbound exchange students with waived tuition fees.

If there is a change in the future to tuition fees for exchange students, this will be communicated to partner universities and exchange students as soon as possible.

Will I be able to apply for a place to study at the University of Sheffield during the 2022/23 academic year?

The University of Sheffield will be able to continue with European exchanges as normal in the 2022/23 academic year, under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement.

The application cycle for 2022/23 will opens on 01 March, and we look forward to welcoming exchange students in the next academic year.

Your home Erasmus+ coordinator will also be able to answer some questions about Sheffield.


Information for students going from the University of Sheffield to another university in the EU/EEA.

Will I still be able to go abroad under the Erasmus+ programme during 2022/23?

Students will still be able to undertake exchanges with European partners under Erasmus+ exchange agreements in the 2022/23 academic year.

Will I still be eligible for the Erasmus+ grant in 2022/23?

Whilst the University of Sheffield has an active Erasmus+ project until the end of the 2022/23 academic year, all grant funding for the project has been spent in the 2021/22 academic year.

Students abroad in 2022/23 might be eligible for Turing Scheme funding, dependent on the outcome of the University's application for funding. More information about the Turing Scheme can be found online.

Will I be eligible to receive any funding for my period abroad?

Students who are normally eligible for funding from Student Finance are still eligible to receive these for a mobility abroad in 2022/23.

Students who normally eligible for the Sheffield Bursary scheme are still eligible to receive this during a study period mobility in 2022/23.

Sheffield Students are still eligible to apply for Financial Support whilst they are abroad if they encounter unexpected financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend that students plan their budget before they go abroad to ensure they will have sufficient funds. Use our money tools to help you with your budgeting.

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