If you are enrolled at a Higher Education or a Higher Education/Further Education (HE/FE) Institution in the UK and wish to study, do a work placement or be a language assistant for between three months and an academic year in an EU, EEA, or candidate country you may be able to participate in the Erasmus Programme. Students from all subject-areas can participate, from art to zoology, biology to psychology. However, please check with your home institution as not all institutions offer Erasmus for all subjects – so do your homework first. Postgraduate students can also take part in Erasmus, provided they have not already exceeded their grant quota. Take a look at the 'Five Easy Steps to Erasmus' to give you further ideas.
During your higher education 'career' you can receive one Erasmus grant for:
- work placement
The total duration of all grants may not exceed 24 months. You can combine a study period with a work placement, and providing there are no gaps between the two activities, this may be considered a single Erasmus period. You will need to check with your university Erasmus Co-ordinator for further details on criteria.
If you are still at school and are going on to higher education, check that the university you choose offers the Erasmus programme with the course you want to do.
Erasmus offers education and training opportunities for teaching and non teaching Staff at Higher Education and HE/FE Institutions. It’s a great opportunity to teach or work in another EU country and get to know the workings of their educational system. Learn new ideas and best practices to take back to the UK, develop your international network and enhance your language skills. You will also acquire first-hand experience to share with students and colleagues who may be interested in Erasmus.
Your home Higher Education Institution must have a formal agreement with a partner in one of the eligible countries and it must have an Erasmus University Charter awarded by the European Commission . For further details on eligibility please see the specific Programmes pages.