What’s it all about?
Study abroad at higher education institutions around the world outside Europe, from Albania and Australia, to Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe, through Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility, as part of your degree study. You can study abroad from 3-12 months in most countries around the world, as long as the UK university you’re enrolled at is taking part in International Credit Mobility and has a partnership with a university in that country.
Where can I go?
Most countries around the world are now taking part, but only selected universities do. The European Union website has a list of the countries outside of Europe, called partner countries, which you may be able to go to.
How long does it last?
You can study abroad for any period from three months to a year, depending on how this fits with your study and the arrangement with your home university.
What does it cost?
You don’t have to pay to take part in International Credit Mobility. Eligible students receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to the cost of studying abroad - of around 650 euros per month, plus a top up depending on the distance to the country you are travelling to.
Do I need to speak a foreign language?
Some of the overseas universities will teach the course in English, and your university would usually tell you whether that is the case, though it will help you to enjoy your time more if you can speak the local language or learn some of it.
Can I apply?
You must be enrolled at a UK university which holds the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and studying for a degree and the university will need to be taking part in International Credit Mobility
How do I apply?
You will need to apply to your home university, who will usually recruit in Winter time for students who wish to take part in the following academic year.
What will I gain from this?
This is Erasmus+ with a big plus, as you get all the benefits from studying abroad of improving your CV, experiencing a new culture and learning environment and building an international network of friends, and you will do this in countries beyond Europe.
You can watch the University of Warwick talking about how ICM benefits their students who take part here.