What is Erasmus+?
ERASMUS+ is a student mobility programme organised by the European Commission, which allows students to study at a University in Europe that we have an ERASMUS+ exchange partnership with during their degree programme. We currently partner with over 50 universities across Europe in many different subject areas. In this section you will find all the essential information you need to take part in Erasmus+.
“The UK Government has stated publicly that the United Kingdom is committed to continuing full participation in the Erasmus+ programme up until we leave the European Union. The Government has now agreed a fair financial settlement with the EU enabling it to move to the next stage of negotiations. With the caveat that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”, in principle the UK will continue to benefit from all EU programmes, including Erasmus+, until the end of the current budget plan (2014-2020).”
Why go on an exchange?
There are a number of reasons why students go on exchange some common reasons are:
- The experience of living and studying in another country
- To learn another language
- To enhance their CV and employability
- To gain new skills
- To meet new people
- To travel around Europe
- Opens up new and exciting graduate employment markets
‘Graduates who were mobile during their degrees were 1.3 times less likely to be unemployed than their non-mobile peers (3.7% compared to 4.9%).’
‘Mobile students are more likely to achieve a First Class (1st) or Upper Second Class (2.1) in their degree (81% compared to 72%).’
Please download and complete the application form below and either hand in to the International Office in Stanley Hall 10 or email it to [email protected]
Please note some subject areas may require an interview and additional application support – you will be told of this once you submit you application
Nursing students – January
If you are a current nursing student you may be able to apply to take part in Erasmus+ traineeship
– Erasmus+ traineeships are 2 month work placements. This would need to fit with your current programme. Please speak to your module leader in the Faculty of Health to find out if you are eligible
– All applications for the academic year 2021-22 must be submitted by 5pm on 30th July 2021
Current – YEAR 1 Applicants
If you are a year 1 student this year you can either:
– Apply for a semester abroad during your 2nd year – Applications open in September.
– Please fully complete the Erasmus application and provide an academic reference.
– All applications for the academic year 2022-23 must be submitted by 5pm on 10th February 2022
Current – YEAR 2 Applicants (Study Abroad year option)
If you are a 2nd year student looking to take part in the programme during your Study Abroad year next year please complete the following:
- Please talk to your department International Co-ordinator to discuss how to change your degree into a 4 year Study Abroad year programme if you haven’t already.
- Please fully complete the Erasmus application along with an academic reference by 5pm on 10th February 2022
Current – YEAR 2 Summer Placement Applicants (specific departments only)
If you are a 2nd year student looking to take part in the programme during the summer this year please complete the following:
- Please talk to your department International Co-ordinator to discuss what opportunities are available.
- Please fully complete the Erasmus application
- All applications for summer placements must be submitted by 10th February 2020 (except Biology students).
For further information please email [email protected].
Who is eligible?
Students who are presently in their first year of study on a full time three year degree or sandwich/ study abroad 4 year programme are able to apply to go on exchange.
Most exchanges take place during year 2 or in a Study Abroad year between year 3 and 4.
How will I fund my exchange?
‘UK Erasmus+ students normally receive an Erasmus+ grant provided by the European Commission which contributes towards the extra costs arising from studying abroad. Erasmus+ grants in the UK are paid through your home institution and are paid in addition to the standard grants or loans to which you are entitled. Please remember that this is a supplementary, non-repayable grant intended to offset any additional expenses you may incur while you are abroad. You should not depend on it to cover your essential living costs. Bear this in mind when you are budgeting! During your Erasmus+ study, you continue to receive any student grant or loan to which you are entitled.’ (source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus-funding.htm )
Currently Erasmus+ funding is between 400Euros and 450Euros per month depending on the country you go to. There is also the opportunity to access supplementary grants for going to priority countries or applicants being from a Widening Participation background (€120 per month).
What about tuition fees?
Students are not required to pay tuition fees at their host institution. From 2014-15 onward, a new regulated fee limit will apply to ‘new-regime’ students who are taking a year abroad under the Erasmus+ scheme. This will be set for full-time undergraduates each year and students will be informed of this: Tuition fee loans will be available to eligible students to cover these costs.
For students who are taking a sandwich year out outside the Erasmus+ scheme (whether in or outside the UK) from 2014-15, this will be set for full-time undergraduates each year and students will be informed of this: Tuition fee loans will continue to be available to eligible students to cover these costs.
For students only going for one semester tuition fees will set accordingly each year.
Please contact the International Office to confirm your fees.
Will it count towards my degree?
You will study approximately the same number of credits as you would if you had stayed at Edge Hill University (1 year = 120credits, 1 semester = 60credits). You will still be registered as an EHU student whilst at the partner university. Once you have returned from your exchange your results won’t count towards your final degree classification but you will be required to successfully complete your modules at the partner university.
Do I need to know a language?
The majority of our host institutions deliver in English and will not require you to know another language; however you may find it useful to learn some basics. You may also wish to consider EHU Language Learning opportunities, where relevant, in preparation for your time abroad. View more information.