Goldsmiths participation in Erasmus

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In 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London received confirmation that it has been granted the new Erasmus University Charter for Higher Education (2014/15-2020/21), a requirement for participating in the programme. In accordance with the compliance principles involved in attaining this Charter, the University welcomes students from Europe coming on the Erasmus exchange via an inter-institutional agreement, and seeks to allow, and give full recognition to, Goldsmiths students wanting to take advantage of the European Study Abroad options available to them.

All Erasmus+ opportunities are subject to Goldsmiths receiving sufficient funding from the European Commission each year.

Brexit statement - updated on 20 February 2020

Goldsmiths is committed to continuing to support students to go abroad after Brexit. One of the main ways in which we can send students abroad is through the Erasmus programme, and we are closely monitoring how our participation will be affected by Brexit and working closely with our international partners and the UK Higher Education Sector to try and mitigate any impact.

The UK Government released an updated Technical Notice on 29 January 2019 giving more detail on the impact on the UK’s participation of the Erasmus programme in deal or no deal Brexit scenario.

The UK has now left the EU with a withdrawal agreement in place and will continue to participate in Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) until the end of the current cycle in 2020. EU funding for UK participants and projects will be unaffected for the entire lifetime of projects, including those that extend beyond 2020.

We are currently accepting applications for Erasmus study and traineeship placements in the summer of 2020 and academic year 2020/21.

Universities UK continues to highlight the benefits of the programme and will be urging the UK government to push for access onto the Erasmus+ successor programme, which will commence in 2021.

More information can be found on the Universities UK and Erasmus National Agency websites.

Guidance for Goldsmiths students participating in Erasmus study or work abroad

Goldsmiths will continue to monitor the situation in relation to Erasmus study or work abroad. There may be some changes that could affect students at the end of the transition period in December 2020. We advise students to consider the following:

  • Consult the government’s Brexit travel guidance and sign up for alerts
  • Be aware of any changes to immigration status and insurance cover once we leave the EU at the end of December 2020.
  • Check your passport and ensure it is valid for a sufficient after your planned return.
  • Consult GOV.UK's guidance for the relevant country you are studying in
  • If you are considering exchanging money, please be aware that there may be currency fluctuations during this period

Students should remain updated with the latest developments and be aware that there may be severe disruption to travel if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Guidance for Erasmus students studying at Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths values our Erasmus+ cooperation and is committed to seeking ways to pursue continued cooperation and student exchanges between our partner universities, irrespective of the ‘Brexit’ outcome. 

This commitment does rely on external factors such as immigration policy that our not within our control. We are therefore working with our immigration team to ensure that students are kept updated on any changes to their immigration status. Please see their Brexit webpage for more information If you have any queries contact the immigration team on immigration (@gold.ac.uk).

Partner universities

If you are a university that partners with Goldsmiths through the Erasmus programme and has questions or concerns around Brexit, please contact the Global Opportunities team on goabroad (@gold.ac.uk).