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EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITIES

EDUCATION

Non-university diplomas: What will happen with the recognition of non-university degrees?

The Withdrawal Agreement, effective from 1 February, safeguards the system under EU Law until the conclusion of the transition period (at least until 31 December 2020).

Non-university diplomas: What academic documentation is required for the recognition/accreditation of diplomas issued by the British educational system?

The Withdrawal Agreement, effective from 1 February, safeguards the system under EU Law until the conclusion of the transition period (at least until 31 December 2020).

Teaching staff: To what extent and how will Brexit affect Spanish teachers of primary and secondary education who are working in the UK?

The Withdrawal Agreement, effective from 1 February, safeguards the system under EU Law until the conclusion of the transition period (at least until 31 December 2020).

Students: How will students from UK educational systems who want to access the Spanish university system be affected?

The Withdrawal Agreement, effective from 1 February, safeguards the system under EU Law until the conclusion of the transition period (at least until 31 December 2020).

Students: How will Brexit affect Spanish students who want to access the British university system?

The Withdrawal Agreement, effective from 1 February, safeguards the system under EU Law until the conclusion of the transition period (at least until 31 December 2020).

Non-university students: If I have studied in the British educational system but don't have a degree, how can I have my studies accredited?

Students from any foreign educational system who want to study in any of the years of Primary education or the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of Compulsory Secondary Education will not have to carry out any accreditation of their studies.

With respect to Vocational Training Studies: If students from the British educational system have not obtained the corresponding final certificate, they may request accreditation (partial equivalency) of their studies for one of the professional modules of the Training Cycle that is closest to the studies they have completed, with the aim of entering the Spanish educational system and completing their studies; if this is not the case, accreditation (full equivalency) of a Vocational Training degree in the Educational System is not possible.

UNIVERSITIES

ACCREDITATION OF DEGREES:

If there is a Brexit, will the UK continue to form part of the European Higher Education Area?

Yes, the UK will continue to form part of the European Higher Education Area. This means that the official university degrees in the UK have the same quality standards as in Spain.

I have British university degree. Will Brexit affect me if I want to have it accredited?

No, until 31 December 2020 you can benefit from the system applicable to all EU Member States. After this, you will have to follow the same procedure applicable to third countries that are not EU Member States, but in any event you can have your university degrees accredited.

I am studying for a joint university degree at a UK university. Will Brexit affect me?

No, you can continue your studies in the UK and Spain, and you will obtain the degree under the terms indicated when you began your studies.

I have a Spanish university degree and want to have it accredited in the UK. How will Brexit affect me?

Accreditation of Spanish degrees in the UK after Brexit will be subject to what is established by British law.

Can all British university degrees be accredited?

Only those that allow access to a regulated profession.

What degrees are they?

Those related to Health, Engineering, Architecture and Law (if any, Procura) and teaching professions.

What will happen with British PhDs?

The PhDs issued in the UK can only be approved by Spanish universities. They are not approved by the Ministry of Universities.

Can I work in my profession in Spain without having my British university degree accredited?

In the case of regulated professions it is not possible, because accreditation is required to be licensed.

Can I work in my profession in Spain without having my British university degree recognised as equivalent?

Yes, in the case of unregulated professions it is not necessary to be licensed to be able to work in the profession.

Can I work as a civil servant in Spain with a British degree?

Yes, the selection process will indicate expressly whether accreditation of the British degree is necessary or its equivalency is sufficient.

I have doubts about how to carry out the accreditation or recognition of equivalency of my British university degree. Who should I get in touch with?

The Customer Service, Transparency and Publications Department of the Ministry of Universities, and you will find more information at the following link:

http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.8ce192e94ba842bea3bc811001432ea0/?vgnextoid=e6242e7ec5876610VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&lang_choosen=en

I would like to have part of my studies carried out in the UK accredited and complete my studies in a Spanish University. How can I do this?

Partial accreditation of studies is not is not carried out by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. The Ministry recommends that you should get in touch with the university where you want to continue your studies. The university will carry out the partial accreditation of your university studies.

ACCESS TO UNIVERSITY STUDIES

I would like to study at a British university. Will the eligibility conditions change after Brexit?

The admission requirements for British universities will be governed by the British law established after Brexit.

I am a British citizen and want to study in Spain. What do I have to do?

In the academic year 2020/21 students from the British educational system can be admitted to the Spanish university system under the same conditions as students from educational systems of Member States of the European Union or other countries with which they have concluded international agreements.

For the subsequent courses,

For subsequent courses, and until a negotiation agreement becomes effective, students will be admitted to a Spanish university under the same conditions that the university has determined for students from educational systems of third countries with which there are no international agreements.

I am studying at a British university. Will my situation change in the future after Brexit?

Spanish students who are in the British university system at the time when the UK leaves the EU will retain their admission rights.

The fees applicable for EU students will be the same as those applied to home students until the academic year 2020/21. After this, the criterion may be modified by the British authorities; in any case, it will be applied in accordance with the rules of each individual university.

I am studying at a British university. Will the university fees change after Brexit?

The fees applicable for EU students will be the same as those applied to home students until the academic year 2020/21. After this, the criterion may be modified by the British authorities; in any case, it will be applied in accordance with the rules of each individual university.

ERASMUS+

I am studying in the UK through the Erasmus+ programme. Will Brexit affect me?

The Uk has left the EU with a withdrawal agreement on 31 January 2020. The movements of students, teachers and staff during 2020 (until 31 December 2020) will not be interrupted, so your mobility will not be affected by Brexit.

I had thought of going to the UK through Erasmus+, and my Erasmus+ will begin in the second half of the 2019/20 academic year. Will Brexit affect me?

We will have to wait for the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK to find out what conditions the United Kingdom will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme from 2021 on, but the result of the final negotiations is not yet known.

However, the UK government has committed to negotiate access to the next Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme.

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