If you are still at school and have not yet chosen where you are going to study in the UK and want to take part in Erasmus, you should check out which institutions and courses offer an Erasmus option. Most UK universities and many other UK Institutions of Higher Education/Further Education have some involvement with the Erasmus student mobility programmes. The involvement varies from institution to institution but overall every subject area is covered.
It’s very important that you do your homework first to ensure you don’t miss out on Erasmus once you get to your institution – so check with your chosen UK institution first before enrolling. You may also find it useful to look at the list of which institutions have an Erasmus charter on the Executive Agency's website and contact these institutions directly if you have further questions.
If you are already at a Higher Education Institution, your first step in applying to take part in Erasmus will be to contact your local Erasmus co-ordinator who will be able to answer all your questions. They should also be able to put you in touch with past Erasmus students – a great way to get all the low down.
IRIS is a service for future and existing European exchange students, and can help you find out more about your intended host university, city, or country. If you select "Reports", you can find student reports using a variety of criteria. You can also browse institutions by selecting "institutions", and find information and reviews related to specific universities across Europe. The experiences of those who have gone before you can be of great value as you prepare for your study abroad – or perhaps you are just curious, and have not yet decided if or where to go? IRIS helps you with detailed information.
If you would like to read through a few case studies from former Erasmus students, then don't forget to check out our Case Study section.