New Welsh International Learning Exchange Programme

23 March 2021

The Welsh Government announced the new International Learning Exchange programme following the UK Government’s decision to withdraw from the Erasmus+ scheme for the 2021 – 2027 period.

The new programme will offer opportunities to learners, young people, educators, and staff from the 2022/2023 academic year until 2027, supported by an investment of £65m. It will create a wide range of international educational exchanges involving both physical mobility and strategic partnerships.

A fundamental principle of the programme is to facilitate greater opportunities for international students to access Welsh universities. Where necessary, the programme will fund costs related to the inward mobility of learners, teachers and young people. This will enable existing partnerships which have been built up under Erasmus + to continue and help to create new ones, raising Wales’ international profile.

The detailed work to design and deliver the programme will be undertaken over the next 12 months by EUA member Cardiff University, which will host the programme assisted by an advisory board of stakeholders from across the education and youth sectors, with funded activities getting underway in 2022/2023.

Comfortable read mode Normal mode X