Erasmus+ Europe

The Brexit Transition Period will end on 31 December 2020. This means that there will be immigration/Visa requirements for UK Nationals planning to undertake an Erasmus+ exchange from 1 January 2021 onwards. The Go Abroad Team are currently gathering information on these requirements from our Erasmus partner institutions and information will be displayed on this page in due course.

For International Students who hold a Tier 4 Student Visa you will need to apply for the relevant type of visa to fulfil the immigration requirements of your host country. The partner information will provide you with this information. To adhere to UoD Tier 4 compliance you need to complete an off-campus study form and submit this for authorisation.

International Exchange

Australia

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) requires all student visa holders to obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as a condition of a Student Visa. The partner institution will provide you with information on how to obtain the OSHC and the Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) which allows you to apply for an Australian Non Award Student Visa (sub-class 575)

Canada

Exchange students are required to purchase Health Insurance in Canada. The partner institution will provide you with information on the specific type of insurance required. For information on Visa/Study Permits for Canada please go to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. When applying for Study Permit  you will need to prove that you have sufficient maintenance funds to cover your costs during your stay in Canada.

Hong Kong

You are eligible to use the partner institutions on campus health centre for primary medical care at a charge but as medical expenses in Hong Kong can be quite high you should also have medical insurance coverage for you time there. Exchange students must apply for a student visa in advance of travelling to this country. The partner institution will provide you with information on how to do this.

New Zealand

You must be covered by appropriate and current medical and travel insurance as required by the NZ Ministry of Education. You may choose the partner institution’s Studentsafe policy or an approved alternative policy. These are the minimum insurance cover requirements.

You are required to apply for a Student Visa through Immigration New Zealand.

Singapore

Every international student must take up the compulsory NUS Group Medical Insurance.

You are required to have a student visa or as it is called in Singapore a “Student’s Pass”. More information found at NUS Immigration Matters.

USA

You are required to have Health Insurance for your time in the US and the partner institution will provide you with information on the policy required.

You will need to apply for a J-1 student visa to study in the US. When applying for this type of visa you will need to prove that you have sufficient maintenance funds to cover your costs during your stay in the US.

 

You cannot apply for any international visa until you have received formal acceptance from the partner institution and final approval from your School.

Travel Insurance

From 1 January 2021 the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will no longer be available to UK Nationals undertaking Erasmus mobility.

The University of Dundee provides comprehensive travel insurance for all students going on exchange. This will be provided to you by the Go Abroad Team once your exchange is confirmed. Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic UoD Travel Insurance Policy will not cover any costs related to COVID-19 with the exception of emergency medical treatment (which is covered) e.g. flight cancellations and quarantine associated costs.