Can I still come?

It has been widely published that as part of Brexit, the UK has decided not to participate in the 2021 – 2027 Erasmus Programme. What you may not be aware of is that this mainly impacts students studying at UK universities.

The new Erasmus Programme

The 2021 – 2027 Erasmus Programme places an emphasis on international cooperation and the UK has been included in the programme as an international partner (region 14). This allows European students to continue to complete internships in the UK using the same funding code as before – KA103, as confirmed to us by European Commission.

This detail is often overlooked in the press coverage regarding the UK not joining the 2021-2027 Erasmus Programme.  Also, any Erasmus funds from the current 2014-2020 Erasmus programme are not impacted by Brexit, and can still be used for UK internships in the same ways as pre-2021.

Why do an ESPA Internship?

The UK companies that we partner with, continue to create challenging and enjoyable internships that enhance student CV’s and provide practical international experiences. We currently have multiple internship opportunities across a variety of industries and UK locations including London, Belfast and Cardiff.

Despite the UK being in lockdown and travel restrictions being in place for the past three months, students have started internships in both the UK and in their home country. Where they have not been able to access Erasmus funding due to the internship being remote, benefits packages have been put in place to support them.

The UK started lifting lockdown restrictions in March and more restrictions are expected to be removed in April, May and June, making the UK a great place to undertake an internship in 2021 and beyond.

Any questions?

Please do get in touch with us at edu@espauk.com if you have questions about the support we can provide to both students and university partners about internships in the UK.