The UK will participate in the European Union’s flagship research funding programmes under the terms of its post-Brexit trade deal, but will no longer be part of the Erasmus+ student exchange scheme.
The UK will make a contribution towards the Horizon Europe budget in order to secure its participation. Details of the agreement are yet to be published, but a summary said that the terms “provide for a fair and appropriate financial contribution towards [programmes such as Horizon Europe], fair treatment of UK participants, balanced provisions to ensure the sound financial management of programme funds, and appropriate governance arrangements”.
However, no such agreement could be struck on Erasmus+, after the two sides were unable to agree on the cost of the UK’s continued membership. Mr Johnson said that the UK would instead establish its own student mobility scheme, in partnership with “the best universities in the world”, named after computing innovator Alan Turing.