All study and work abroad placements (i.e. Erasmus+ and non-Erasmus+, EU and non-EU) incur a tuition fee that is currently 15% of the standard fee (2018/19). Of course all students have access to a tuition fee loan to cover this cost and students studying abroad will continue to be eligible for a maintenance loan; grants are also available for those from lower income households, to assist with their living costs for the year.
Under the Erasmus+ scheme students who study or work in Europe get extra funding. This means that all students going abroad in Europe receive a small Erasmus+ grant of about €300 a month for their study and work. Students on language assistantships are also paid for their work. This is often the case with work placements.
Following the UK-EU phase one agreement on the 15 December 2017, the UK will be able to participate in Erasmus+ until the end of the programme in 2020, providing there is a final exit deal agreed upon. This should allow staff and students to complete mobility periods, and receive funding, through the Erasmus+ programme until the end of the academic year 2020/21. For more information please click here.