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. Find out when we're next accepting applications by visiting the Erasmus+ website.
In addition, HEIs can apply to the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for the following activity: