Brexit FAQs

These FAQs may be amended to reflect changes in the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Outgoing mobility for students from the University of Lille

Study trips and traineeships are eligible for the Erasmus+ programme and Erasmus+ grant for the entire 2021/2022 academic year. 

Study trips and traineeships in the United Kingdom for the entire 2021/2022 academic year are eligible for the Erasmus+ programme and therefore also for the Erasmus+ grant.

For more information about international mobility grants, consult the criteria and conditions of eligibility.

The British government has created its own exchange programme: Turing. For the moment, this program provides for funding only outgoing mobility: those of students enrolled in British universities.

As the University of Lille wishes to continue student exchanges with British partners, we will put in place bilateral agreements and exchange agreements valid from September 2023.

For study stays of less than 6 months, it will not be necessary to apply for a visa, but you will need to present a valid passport for the duration of your stay. Please, however, check the UK entry requirements and find out what you can and cannot do while in the UK:
https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/france/study/six_months_or_less

You will need a visa if you are going for a full year of study, you must apply according to the procedure indicated on the UK government website:
https://www.gov.uk/student-visa

 

Since January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom is a third country to the European Union.

The Union law has ceased to apply in the United Kingdom, leading to major changes in the organization of internship mobility.

To this date, "The new immigration law does not allow travel to the UK for an internship, either as a visitor or on a visa. The UK administration has not provided a visa indication so far on possible solutions to come."

Regarding the Erasmus + programme, the UK will exit it definitively once all the current funding agreements have ended. Thus, if the availability of European funds allows it, mobility grants may be awarded for internships in this country during the next academic year 2021/2022. The international relations services in the Faculties will be informed by the International Mobilities Department of the funding possibilities that will be granted by the Erasmus + Agency. Without Erasmus + funding, the new immigration law applies and therefore mobility will not be possible.

 

Sources : https://www.gov.uk/government-authorised-exchange  https://brexit.gouv.fr

Incoming mobility students from the United Kingdom

Students from the United Kingdom will always be welcomed at the University of Lille, in accordance with the rules for entering and staying on French territory.

Outgoing mobility for staff from the University of Lille

Erasmus+ funding can be used in 2021. If language courses are offered by British institutions/universities, you have the possibility to apply. Beyond 2021, other sources of funding will have to be found.

Research and training projects involving the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is leaving the Erasmus programme and so will no longer be able to participate as a full partner in training projects. However, potential participation in cooperative partnerships as an external partner could be negotiated in the future, but no tangible information about this is yet available. We will update the answer to this question as soon as we receive more details.

The United Kingdom is leaving the Erasmus programme and so will no longer be able to participate as a full partner in training projects. However, potential participation in cooperative partnerships as an external partner could be negotiated in the future, but no tangible information about this is yet available. We will update the answer to this question as soon as we receive more details.

No, the call is still valid. However, if your proposal is approved, make sure you find out about the conditions of entry and residency on British soil.

No, but make sure you find out about the conditions of entry and residency on British soil.