The United Kingdom has left the European Union03 lutego 2021
On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland left the European Union. At the end of 2020, the transitional period for maintaining relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the current terms terminated. Below we present information about changes after January 1, 2021:
- The exchange of students and employees of the University of Warsaw under the Erasmus+ programme will take place on the same terms until the end of the 2021/2022 academic year. This means that British universities will continue to accept students and employees of the University of Warsaw on the basis of Erasmus+ agreements. Participants leaving for the UK will be entitled to a subsidy for the costs of living in connection with their stay in the destination country.
- The UK government plans to implement a new academic mobility program – the Alan Turing (Turing Scheme). Detailed information on the new program is not known yet.
- Until 30 September 2021, it will be possible to cross the British border on the basis of a valid identity card. After this date, it will be possible to cross the borders only on the basis of a valid passport. Moreinformation: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-as-an-eu-eea-or-swiss-citizen
- Persons holding an EHIC will continue to be able to benefit from healthcare services during their temporary stay in the territory of the United Kingdom under the existing rules. More information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/healthcare-for-eu-and-efta-nationals-living-in-the-uk
If the planned length of stay in the UK is over 6 months, you will need to apply for a student visa. More information in the brochure „The UK’s points-based immigration system. An introduction for EU students ”and on the website https://www.gov.uk/student-visa.
Do you want to share your Erasmus+ experience?02 lutego 2021
The ESNsurvey 2021 is ready!
Special attention will be paid to the impact of COVID-19 on the mobility experience as it is currently the most important external factor affecting student mobility.
Your opinion counts and it takes only 20 minutes!
Help ESN represent better the interest of international students!
Coronavirus: current rules and restrictions01 lutego 2021
On 28 January the Minister of Health decided to prolong applied restrictions till 14 February.
The current list of restrictions:
- covering your mouth and nose in all public places (also on the street),
- It does not apply in parks, botanical and historic gardens, allotment gardens, in the woods/forest, on the beach and when travelling by a private car.
- on public transport vehicles 50% of the seats must be vacant.
- restaurants, bars, clubs etc. remain closed (meals only to take away or delivery) – including restaurants and food zones in the shopping malls.
- shops are open in compliance with the sanitary regime (1 person/10 m2 in shops up to 100 m2 and 1 person/15 m2 in shops above 100 m2).
- Hours for seniors (from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00) do NOT apply anymore!
- Meetings – only up to 5 persons. Weddings, communions and parties are forbidden.
- Hotels will not be available for tourists.
- Ski slopes will be closed. Sports infrastructure will be available only for professional athletes.
- Gyms, swimming pools, fitness clubs and aquaparks remain closed.
- Max 1 person/15 m2 in religious worship places.
- Cinemas and theatres remain closed.
- Museums and art galleries are open in compliance with the sanitary regime.
Please remember, that people coming to Poland by collective organised transport are obliged to undergo 10-day quarantine.
The obligation does not apply if:
- you have been vaccinated,
- you have a negative covid-19 test result (PCR or antigen) – it is valid for 48 hours from the time the result is issued,
- The results must be in Polish or English.
- you are a student at a Polish university*.
All the above restrictions are valid until 14 February. Next update is expected in less than two weeks.
* Students, starting their mobility in the 2nd semester, acquire „student status” from 17 February in accordance with the Academic Calendar.
Online meeting on crimes motivated by prejudice09 listopada 2020
Welcome Point would like to invite all students to an online meeting on crimes motivated by prejudice, which will be led by the Association for Legal Intervention.
Programme of the meeting:
- Presentation (approx. 45 min)
- what kinds of behaviour are bias crimes
- when is the Police obliged to act?
- I fell victim to a crime – and what next?
- my rights and obligations as a victim
- Practical exercise on descriptions of specific behaviors: is this a crime? (20 min)
3. Questions from participants (25 min)
The meeting will be held on 17th November at 1.30 pm.
To participate, please register here.
Application deadline: 12th November 2020
More information can be found on the WP’s website or on Facebook event.