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This communication is issued jointly by Coventry University and Coventry University Students' Union.

Updated 21st January 2020

As you will have no doubt seen in the news in recent weeks, the European Union and UK government have reached a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) following around nine months of negotiations during 2020. The Transition Period which was in place from 1 February 2020 (when the UK officially left the EU) came to an end on 31 December 2021. The new TCA came into force from 1 January 2021 on a provisional basis until it is formally approved by the European Parliament, which is expected to take place in February 2021.

This means the UK’s relationship with the EU has changed in a number of important ways, which will impact on current and future students, studying in the UK and travelling between the UK and EU (and vice versa). This includes a new points-based immigration system in the UK, which came into force from 1 January 2021, and an end to free movement for UK nationals.

The UK Government has decided not to join the new Erasmus mobility programme (2021-2027) but will instead introduce a new UK international mobility programme – the Turing Scheme. We are still waiting full details on this new scheme, however, the initial information published shows it will be quite different to Erasmus.

Please see the links below as well as Coventry University’s EU Withdrawal pages for information on how these changes will affect current and future students: EU withdrawal guidance | Coventry University

Please not that updates will be made as we get more information on the Turing Scheme and other developments of relevance.

Please see the following links for more detailed information.

Ian Dunn

Provost, Vice-Chancellors Office

Coventry University

Augustine Nwosu


Coventry University Students' Union

This information is based on current government guidance and published advice. It must be used in conjunction with the information referenced on the website. Coventry University and Coventry University Students' Union accept no legal responsibility for the information provided. We will update students across the University Group with additional information as it is published.

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