UNIVERSITY of Worcester chiefs have agreed to continue funding a scheme for students to travel to Europe to study in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The Erasmus+ programme, funded by the European Commission, provides grants to enable students from across Europe to spend a period of time studying at a university in another European country.
Universities Minister Chris Skidmore MP has vowed the Government will cover the payment of awards to UK applicants for Erasmus+ bids approved before the day of exit from the EU.
But despite his comments, the University has decided to underwrite the programme and guarantee funding for its students to ensure they are not precluded from taking up these opportunities.
Ross Renton, Pro Vice Chancellor Students at the University of Worcester, said: “Having the opportunity to study at another university outside their country of birth can greatly enhance a student’s experiences and personal and professional development
The university has 26 Erasmus+ students from other EU countries studying on its programmes and 26 students from the University of Worcester are currently studying at universities across Europe under scheme.
Euan Morrison, Vice President of Worcester Students’ Union, said: “The Erasmus+ programme is a fantastic scheme which provides millions of students across Europe with the opportunity to study abroad.
“Experiencing other countries and cultures whether that be traveling abroad or meeting those who visit Worcester can be hugely rewarding for those involved, developing cultural awareness, enhancing self-confidence and helping students to stand out,” he added.