Stay abroad in the United Kingdom:
Post-Brexit

Erasmus+

Due to contractual provisions between the European Commission and the UK, the following currently applies to the PLUS and its outgoing students: An Erasmus exchange with all currently existing partnerships in the UK is possible until May 31st 2023. The minimum duration of an Erasmus stay for study purpose is 3 months or for an internship 2 months. Erasmus funding in this frame will only be possible with regard to the available budget. The deadline for applications for an Erasmus scholarship for studies or internship in the UK during the whole academic year 2022/23 is June 15th 2022 – until further notice. Therefore, please also submit any applications for the summer semester 2023 by this deadline.

A planned Erasmus stay in the UK beyond May 31st 2023 might be possible (after consultation with the respective partner institution), but will no longer be funded within this programme. Funding programmes and opportunities beyond this are currently the subject of negotiations.


UPDATE JUNE 2022

Important update on UKVI Temporary work GAE visa processing times: 

This is an information update to make you aware that as of 10th June 2022 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have updated their visa processing times for work visas as detailed on the   GOV.UK.page.
UKVI is currently prioritising applications made under the Ukraine Visa Scheme in response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the invasion of Ukraine. The customer service standard on visa processing times for out of country applications is generally 3 weeks. Currently these processing times are taking an average of 6 weeks. This is a global average, and timescales may vary from region to region. Information has been updated on the  Visa decision waiting times at GOV.UK page and UKVI will provide information to customers on their customer visa journey.
Unfortunately, ‘Priority’ (PV) and ‘Super Priority’ (SPV) visa services continue to be temporarily suspended for new work visa applications.

What does this mean for my CoS application?
Unfortunately, the delay to processing times is a separate process managed by UKVI and is out of our control. At present there is no change to our standard processing time in the issuing of a CoS. Applications for a CoS must be submitted at least 10 weeks prior to the placement start date.We aim to issue a CoS within 4 weeks of receiving all complete and correct information and within 4 weeks of the placement start date.

We would strongly advise you to thoroughly check all application documents carefully as errors with the application may result in delays in receiving the CoS. You will find guidance and templates on what to include in your application at: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/file/37350/20211110%20Temporary%20Worker%20(GAE)%20HE%20handbook%20v2.pdf

We would strongly encourage all coordinators to submit applications for a CoS in plenty of time and respond to further information requests promptly.We hope you’ve found this information helpful.

Kind regardsTemporary Work GAE (T5) Team

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Update Spring 2021

Information on travel to/from the United Kingdom after 01.01.2021

As of 1 January 2021, a new agreement applies to relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. In this context, the Department of International Relations has prepared the following document:

This contains:

  • the most important information on changes regarding the entry or stay of British citizens in Austria
  • links for planning a study or research stay in the UK
  • the UK Government’s plan for the UK’s association with Horizon Europe.

That document refers to official sources (websites) on updates and implications of the new post-Brexit trade agreement. Comments, suggestions for additions and feedback are welcome: