Erasmus+ for incoming students


EHU has been actively engaged with the Erasmus/ Erasmus+ programme for many years. Over the years we have continued to develop and new and existing partnerships in many different countries. We currently partner with over 50 universities across Europe in many different subject areas. We welcome all incoming exchange students to our award winning university and campus. Below you will find all the essential information you need to study with us.

Erasmus Charter 2014-20

ERASMUS Policy Statement


If you think you would like to participate in an Erasmus+ exchange programme at Edge Hill University you should discuss the possibility with the Erasmus+ Departmental and/or Institutional Coordinator at your home institution. A bi-lateral agreement must be in place for any Erasmus+ exchanges

Your home Erasmus+ coordinator will be able to offer you assistance in regards to what courses are available for you to study here at Edge Hill. You will need to ensure that you would feel confident studying in English and that you will also be able to cope financially during your time on Exchange.

Semester dates

Fall 2020
Arrivals23rd & 24th September 2020
International Orientation28th September 2020 - 2nd October 2020
Teaching Period5th October 2020 - 8th January 2021
Assessment / exam period11th January 2021 - 22nd January 2021
(dependent upon assessment)
9th January 2021
Spring 2021
Arrivals23rd & 24th January 2021
International Orientation24th January 2021
Teaching Period25th January 2021 - 4th May 2021
Assessment period4th May 2021 - 15th May 2021
Last day of programme16th & 17th May 2021

Please note accommodation contracts will run until longer than the end date.


To study at Edge Hill you must:

  • Be studying at a university that has an Erasmus partnership with Edge Hill University
  • Have passed all classes at your home university in the subject you want to study at Edge Hill

What are the English Language Requirements?

  • All classes are taught entirely in English and you need to speak and write English fluently to study at Edge Hill.

English Language Qualifications

It may be necessary for you to provide evidence of your ability to study in English. This may take the form of a Test of English Language ability such as IELTS or be assessed through the Department you wish to study in.



Where will I live?

  • If you are arriving in September and staying for the full year you can apply for university accommodation.
  • If you are arriving in September and staying for Semester 1 only on campus accommodation is not guaranteed – you may need to look for private accommodation.
  • Students arriving later in the year (e.g. for Semester 2) can apply for University accommodation. If there are no suitable rooms left, you will need to find private accommodation.
  • Accommodation will be arranged via the Accommodation Team at Edge Hill University. Successful applicants will be contacted about accommodation.
  • Accommodation on and off campus for 1 semester students can be difficult to obtain

For more information on the various types of accommodation see here.

How to Apply

  • applications for accommodation will be available once accepted
  • Information about accommodation will be emailed to all successful Erasmus+ applicants


How to apply

For all incoming Erasmus+ exchange students the main point of contact is the International Office. Here in the international Office we have many years of experience working with incoming exchange and International students. If you have any further questions you can email

If you are interested in becoming an ERASMUS+ student at Edge Hill University then you will need to do the following:

  • We must receive a nomination from your home institution by email. This should recommend you for study at Edge Hill University.
  • Nominations to study at Edge Hill should be sent via the International Office at the partner university to Holly Gilligan: or directly to

Once nominated all students will receive an email from Edge Hill explaining the next steps, which are:

Stage 1

NB – please do not apply until you have been nominated.

Guidance notes – Erasmus application guidance notes

Stage 2

After completion of the online application the following must be submitted:

  • A copy of a transcript of the students previous studies in higher education
  • an academic reference Erasmus+ Academic reference
  • A copy of the applicants Bio-metric passport page or EU ID card

All documents must be emailed to

Once applications and documents have been fully received they will then be considered by departments and a decision made. Students will hear directly from us about the decision.

Deadlines for completed applications:

Full Academic Year or Semester 1 (Fall) = 5th June 2020.

Semester 2 (Spring) = 9th November 2020.

Course information

All Erasmus+ students must choose from the Erasmus+ catalogue. Please do not choose via the main EHU course catalogue as some courses may not be available.

View the Erasmus+ Catalogue 2019-20  here (Updated 14.12.18)

These courses are subject to change and updates – more course may follow.

Prior to your arrival you will complete your Learner Agreement with your home institution and with your respective department here at Edge Hill University. Once complete and signed this must be sent to Edge Hill International office prior to your arrival for consideration and approval.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules within your subject area, students are asked to keep to their individual subjects areas. (Please note there may be some restrictions to choices and pre-requisites)

Student life at EHU

To find out more about life at Edge Hill University please click here.

Upon first arrival at Edge Hill you will be invited to take part in Orientation activities organised by the International Office. This will introduce you to the Campus, the town of Ormskirk as well as providing you with opportunities to go on trips to other places of interest nearby.

More information can be found here.

Contact us

If you would like further information please contact:

Holly Gilligan

Study Abroad & Exchange Co-ordinator

+44 (0)1695 657689