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Impact of Brexit on current and prospective students

Do you want to know what the consequences of a no-deal Brexit are for you as a (prospective) UK student or for you as WUR student who wants to participate in an exchange programme with the UK? Please read the information on this webpage thoroughly.

Specific information for:

Current BSc and MSc students from the UK

British citizens that are legally living and studying in the Nederlands on Brexit day (according to BRP) can continue to do so for the remaining period of their studies. As a student enrolled at WUR on Brexit day, and living in the Netherlands, you will be allowed to continue studying under the same conditions, and with the same tuition fees, as those set for EU students by law and by the WUR's regulations. This includes continuing a Master's programme after the completion of your Bachelor's programme.

Prospective BSc and MSc students from the UK

British citizens that would like to study in the Netherlands after Brexit day cannot study under the same conditions and the same tuition fees as other EU students. This means we will treat you like a non-EER citizen, which means the tuition fee discount subsidized by the EU is no longer valid.

The only exemption possible is for British high school students who live in the Netherlands according to the BRP on Brexit day. They will be allowed to continue studying under the same conditions, and with the same tuition fees, as those set for EU students by law and by the WUR's regulations. Note: You need to continue living in the Netherlands in the meantime and keep your Brexit residence permit.

Current BSc and MSc students of WUR who are currently in an exchange programme with a university in the UK

Officially the UK is no longer able to participate in the Erasmus+ programme. However, the European Committee proposed to deviate from the measure to prevent individual learning interruption. Therefore, students who started their Erasmus+ programme in the UK before Brexit day can continue their studies. Note: the proposision of the committee needs to be approved by the Council and the European Parliament.

The partnerships with the UK universities and the WUR will end on Brexit day.

Whether or not to get a resident permit after brexit day is not decided yet. Please check this EU website regularly.

WUR students who would like to participate in an exchange programme with a university in the UK after Brexit day

After Brexit day new strategic partnerships need to be formed between universities in the UK and the Netherlands. Since a possible exchange programme will not be part of Erasmus+ there are no scholarships available for students.

UK students who are currently in an exchange programme with WUR

Officially the UK is no longer able to participate in the Erasmus+ programme. However, to European Committee proposed to deviate from the measure to prevent individual learning interruption. Therefore, students who started their Erasmus+ programme in the Netherlands before Brexit day can continue their studies. Note: the proposision of the committee needs to be approved by the Council and the European Parliament.

The partnerships with the UK universities and the WUR will end on Brexit day.

Whether or not to get a resident permit after brexit day is not decided yet. Please check this EU website regularly.

UK students who would like to participate in an exchange programme after Brexit day

After Brexit day new strategic partnerships need to be formed between universities in the UK and the Netherlands. Since a possible exchange programme will not be part of Erasmus+ there are no scholarships available for students.

For up-to-date information you are advised to check the website of the Dutch Government.

Note: No rights can be derived from the information provided on this webpage.