For a UK higher education institution to participate in Erasmus it must first have an Erasmus University Charter(EUC). Please see further information regarding the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020
The European Policy Statement (EPS) should address the institution's current international cooperation, aims and priorities and quality control. More information on preparing an EPS can be found on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency website
1. The 2013 Call for Proposals
The Lifelong Learning Programme (or LLP) brings the European Commission’s various educational and training initiatives together under a single umbrella. When the seven year programme cycle finishes at the end of 2013, the Lifelong Learning Programme will have provided nearly €7 billion of funding for activities at school, at college, at university, in the workplace and in the community. The Call for Proposals for the Lifelong Learning Programme(LLP) is released annually and available on the European Commission's website
The deadline for application was 8 March, 2013. The National Agency aims to send out grant agreements to successful institutions by 12 April 2013 and sign the agreements by 31 May 2013. Please refer to our Key Dates guide for other relevant deadlines.
The LLP Guide is a reference tool that complements the Call. The 2013 Call is available here. The Guide provides practical information on the various stages of the application and selection process. The LLP Guide comes in three sections;
Part 1: General Provisions
Part 2a: Sub-Programmes and Actions
Part 2b: Summary Fiches.
Also see the strategic priorities for 2013
To find out more about the wider Lifelong Learning Programme visit www.lifelonglearningprogramme.org.uk
To help support students/staff with disabilities or exceptional special needs, limited additional funding is available; this additional funding can be provided only to students and staff who wish to take part in an Erasmus period and who might otherwise be prevented from doing so. Apply for disability funding. Please note that applications must be sent in before the start of the mobility and that the final deadline for applications is 30 November 2013.
3. Preparatory Visits
The deadline to complete a Preparatory Visit Application was 31 January 2013. There is resource pack to help you in your application and visit.
4. Intensive Programmes
The deadline to apply for an Intensive Programme was 8 March 2013. The National Agency aims to send out grant agreements to successful institutions by 28 June 2013 and sign the agreements by 20 September 2013. Please refer to our Key Dates guide for other relevant deadlines.
For enquiries concerning the application process, please contact the UK Erasmus National Agency:
British Council 1 Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3AQ
email : email@example.com
Tel : 029 2092 4311
Information for the various centralised LLP Actions - those managed by the Executive Agency -is available on their website here
All other core documentation, including full text of the official announcement of the Call for Proposals, can be found here