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

Semester 1September 2021
ArrivalWed 22/9/21 & Thurs 23/9/21
InductionMon 27/9/21
Teaching startsMon 04/10/21
Teaching endsFri 07/01/22
DepartureSat 22/1/22
Semester 2January 2022
ArrivalSat 22/01/22
InductionMon 24/01/22
Teaching startsMon 24/01/22
Teaching endsFri 29/04/22
DepartureSat 14/05/22 & Sun 15/5/22

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?

      • On campus accommodation is not guaranteed for Erasmus students – if we have availability you will be contacted to apply but you may need to look for private accommodation.
      • Accommodation on and off campus for 1 semester students can be difficult to obtain so please leave plenty of time to arrange appropriate accommodation.
      • If there is on campus accommodation available this will be arranged via the Accommodation Team. Successful applicants will be contacted about accommodation.
      • The Accommodation Team has a list of reputable letting agents within Ormskirk, if you are having difficulty arranging private accommodation, you can contact them at [email protected] for further guidance.

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 [email protected]

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: [email protected] or directly to [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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) = 4th June 2021

Semester 2 (Spring) = 9th November 2021

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 2021-22 here.

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

[email protected]

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