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The UK will proceed to participate within the Erasmus scholar trade programme till at the least the top of 2020, the prime minister has mentioned.

Theresa Could praised Erasmus+ and confirmed the UK would nonetheless be concerned after Brexit in March 2019.

Whether or not it’s concerned long run is amongst points prone to be mentioned throughout the subsequent stage of negotiations.

Erasmus+ sees college students examine in one other European nation for between three and 12 months as a part of their diploma.

The prime minister is in Brussels the place she may have dinner with EU leaders on Thursday.

On Friday, with out Mrs Could, they’re anticipated to formally approve a suggestion that “ample progress” has been made in Brexit negotiations to date to maneuver them onto the following stage.

Mrs Could agreed a draft take care of European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker final week which might imply the UK would proceed its funding of EU initiatives, together with Erasmus, till the top of this EU funds interval in 2020.

If EU leaders approve the draft deal, Brexit negotiations can start on the following part, masking the long run relationship between the UK and EU and a two-year transition or implementation deal from March 2019. It isn’t clear whether or not this would come with Erasmus+.

Mrs Could mentioned that British college students benefitted from finding out within the EU whereas UK universities had been a well-liked selection for European college students.

Talking throughout a dialogue on schooling and tradition on the summit in Brussels, she added: “I welcome the chance to offer readability to younger folks and the schooling sector and reaffirm our dedication to the deep and particular relationship we wish to construct with the EU.”