|Key dates||Deadline extended: Tuesday 12 february 2019|
|Eligibility||Institutions which hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education|
Erasmus+ funding for student and staff mobility is available to higher education institutions wishing to offer their students the opportunity to study at a partner university or carry out an international traineeship and for their staff to teach or train abroad.
Find out more about Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport.
Benefits to your students and staff
Enhanced student employability
According to the Erasmus Impact Survey:
- Students who study or train abroad are half as likely to face long-term unemployment
- Five years after graduation the unemployment rate of Erasmus students is 23% lower than their non-mobility peers
- 90% of Higher Education students who had been mobile reported an improvement of their soft skills
Increased quality of teaching
- More than 70% of staff agreed that the most important aspect of their mobility was the increase in their knowledge of good practice and skills to the benefit of their home HEI.
- 81% of academic staff observed benefits to the quality of teaching and on multi-disciplinary and cross-organisational cooperation in teaching.
“Erasmus+ was undoubtedly one of the best decisions of my life and has opened so many doors and opportunities to me. I’d never have got to where I am today in my career and my travels if I hadn’t done Erasmus+! In fact I loved my first Erasmus experience so much, that I’m even doing it all over again with an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s degree - a true example of how life-changing it can be!” Virginia Stuart-Taylor, student from University of Exeter.
How to apply
UK institutions involved in higher education can apply for Erasmus+ funding on an annual basis to the British Council which manages this part of the Erasmus+ programme. The 2019 Call to Apply was published in October 2018 and the application web form is now live online.
In addition, HEIs can apply to the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for the following activity: