What Will Happen to Scholarships and Grants in the UK in Light of the Brexit

Anybody following the news will have noticed that the European landscape could change dramatically. With the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland potentially leaving the European Union, study in the former is suddenly a lot less attractive. There are many reasons for this. They include a reduction in funding from the EU given that they will no longer have a share of their budget. The quality of teaching is also likely to lower as it becomes harder to employ staff from other countries. This is particularly important, given the international nature of education and research these days. The more apparent change as a result of an eventual leaving of the EU of the UK will be the fact that the reality that a student from the EU will no longer be able to study there as a part of the ERASMUS programme.

The ERASMUS programme is a pan-EU scheme to encourage EU students to expand their minds by spending a year or a semester studying at another university within the European Union. This is helped by the fact that a very generous financing programme is on hand. Not only are university fees virtually erased, they are also backed up supplementary grants. You can find out more about this by doing your own research. What is important to know, is that with the UK out of the EU, it will not be possible to go there on the ERASMUS scheme.

British universities are famously among the most expensive in the world, as is living in the country. This is therefore a very big deal. Fortunately, Europe is home to some of the best higher education institutions in the world. If you are a citizen of the EU, you will want to stay within the EU to pursue your studies. The best universities in Europe, after the British and Swiss ones are also in Northern Europe, so the weather is no issue. You may choose to go to KU Leuven, which is the Flemish one of the two universities in Leuven, the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, the Wageningen University and Research Center, or LMU Munich. In reality, you can stick to any of the top universities in any of those four countries. If you do prefer to be somewhere with more accommodating weather, then the next best countries to study in Europe are France, Spain, and Italy. You will want to bear in mind that, if you want to continue your studies in English, then Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands will offer superior English language tuition. In order to fully take advantage of what the ERASMUS programme and reap its funding benefits in light of the Brexit, choose Sweden, Germany, or the Netherlands.

3 Comments

  1. Hi, I’m a Nigerian and I’m quite interested in the scholarship, what are my chances of getting one and how do I apply.
    Thanks

  2. I’m desperately in need of a scholarship. I would like to be e-mailed on this. I need to move forward in life and only this(scholarship) would help.I’m financially broke but I pray I would get this to move on. Also from south-eastern Nigeria. Thanks look forward to hearing from you Guys. God bless.

    1. I am Nigatu. I am an Ethiopian. I see am eligible to join Sweden Institution Scholarship Studies (SISS) according to the the requirements needed by the SI. But I can’t cover the admission fees and other commissions with my current income. I am not to miss this golden chance. please, how can you help me to get scholarship grants to meet my goal?

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