Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion for the period 2014-2020 provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ has many opportunities for higher education students, teaching staff and administrative staff alike.
Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. An indicative funding guide for some centralised opportunities is also available.
Erasmus+ is the best-known scholarship programme enabling the international mobility of HEI students as well as academic and administrative staff providing opportunities for both European and non-European participants and HEIs.
Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects. It is also an opportunity to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture. Erasmus+ also offers the chance to combine studying abroad with a traineeship. Opportunities are available for students at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral levels.
For detailed information please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/students_en.
The main types of scholarship for students are:
- Study abroad: students can spend one or two semesters in a foreign higher education institution without paying tuition fees or going through the application procedures designed for full degree students, and the credits earned at the foreign institution are recognised at their home institution.
- Student traineeship (internship): students can get scholarship to conduct an internship at a chosen company, institution, organisation or embassy with a period of 3 to 12 months.
Academic and administrative staff have the possibility to take part in:
- Teaching mobility programmes: teaching activity carried out in a foreign higher education institution, with a minimum of 8 teaching hours during 3-5 days in general.
- Training mobility programmes: both academic and administrative staff have the possibility to conduct training mobility that can include job shadowing or networking activities, participation at training programmes, workshops or international weeks designed exclusively for Erasmus+ mobility.