Erasmus future uncertain after Brexit

Erasmus has an uncertain future as Britain tries to negotiate deals

LAST UPDATED: 7 Oct, 2016 @ 21:55

FEARS are growing for a popular student european exchange scheme as Brexit tension mounts.

The Erasmus scheme, which sees Brits go to overseas universities in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Greece and the AmericasEducation - Erasmus.

Around 31 students graduated from the European Union funded, continental project from St Andrews University in Scotland this month.

Spanish Lecturer at St Andrews, Professor Gustavo San Román said: “We hope and believe that the UK will continue to be a member of the Erasmus programme, but this is of course to be negotiated.” he adds:

“It would certainly be a pity not to be able to be part of a programme such as this one, which St Andrews contributed to creating and which has gone from strength to strength in its 11-year history.”

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  1. If EU refuses UK access to, and cooperation with, educational and cultural programs such as Erasmus, and blocks reciprocity in health care for EU citizens in UK, and UK citizens in EU, the EU’s disregard for human values in favor of banking and industry will be entirely transparent to everyone. It is hard to believe EU can suceed going that route. But I fear human misery for many will accelerate before change.