The ERASMUS programme has existed for over 30 years. Since 2007 it has been part of the overarching European educational programme “Lifelong Learning Programme” (LLP), which encompasses university education as well as other areas of education. At the end of the academic year 2013/14 the LLP ended, and with it the previous ERASMUS Student Mobility scheme too.
The current Erasmus+ funding line, which runs from 2014-2020, is a programme run by the European Union to support general and professional training, youth and sport. Within this funding programme, after completing their first academic year, students can study at a European university in another participating country, in order to expand their social and cultural skills there and to improve their career prospects. Practical placements in a business in one of the Programme Countries are also supported.
Erasmus+ also contributes to the further internationalisation of universities by supporting short-term lectureships and periods of further study for teaching and administrative staff.
You can find further information on the Erasmus+ programme on the website of the European Commission.
The International Office team will be pleased to support you in all questions about ERASMUS+!
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