Brexit information

The transition period following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union on January 31st, 2020 ended on December 31st, 2020. On this page you will find collected information on the Brexit – also in connection with our programmes:

Aspects regarding the law relating to aliens

Funding programmes | Erasmus+

Brexit information of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)

Information of the Federal Chancellery on education, studies, youth mobility and research

Nationality, duration of stay and purpose of stay in the UK will determine whether or not you will need to apply for a visa as of 2021 when travelling to the UK to participate in the Erasmus+ 2014-2020 programme period. Students from the EU who have settled in the United Kingdom before Dec. 31st, 2020 will need to register (apply) within the UK Government's “EU Settlement Scheme” free of charge by June 30th, 2021 at the latest in order to secure the rights associated with the “settled status” or the “pre-settled status” if they intend to continue to reside in the United Kingdom. For general information about the new points-based immigration system and how to obtain a student visa please visit the UK government ‘s website or the UKCISA (UK Council for International Students Affairs) and Universities UK websites. More detailed information on student visas is available here: (only in German)

At the beginning of November 2021, the EU Commission published guidance on the travel documents that will be required from EU citizens when travelling to the UK from 1 October 2021 on. This guide indicates that beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement can continue to travel to the UK with their national identity cards. In December 2021, an additional document with frequently asked questions and practical experiences from EU citizens, national authorities and transport companies was published on the same page:

Here you can check whether or not you will need a visa:

Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs’ website on Brexit:

Brexit information on the Austrian embassy London's website (information only available in German)