ERASMUS (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students)

The ERASMUS student mobility for placements provides students at universities and higher education institutions to spend a placement period between 3 months to 12 months in an enterprise or organisation in another participating European country.

The aim of the ERASMUS programme is to help students adapt to the requirements of the EU-wide labour market. To provide students to develop specific skills including language and practical training skills to understand the economic and social culture of the country concerned in the context of acquiring beneficial work experience.

To provide and contribute to the overall development of well qualified and motivated students and offer opportunities to advance themselves to gain essential work experience for their future profession.

In addition, the aim of ERASMUS is to further promote cooperation between universities and organisations around Europe.

Who can apply for the ERASMUS?

To apply you must be registered at a higher education institutions or university, which holds an Extended ERASMUS University Charter.

You must be a citizen of one of the participating countries or be recognised as having an official status or resident according to national legislation.

Is financial support provided?

During your placement abroad you may be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs incurred in connections and other associated costs.

How to apply for the ERASMUS?

You must talk to your international office or ERASMUS office of your university or institution. There your internship coordinators will inform you of the modalities of how to get an ERASMUS student placement and to receive an ERASMUS grant for it.

The period of training must be covered by a placement agreement (grant agreement, contract) between the student and enterprise or home university institution.

- Before your internship placement:

ERASMUS will provide you with a training agreement regarding your specific programme for the placement period.

A quality commitment seeing out the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved relating to the placement.

The ERASMUS student charter sets out your rights and obligations during your internship placement.

At the end of your internship:

Full recognition will be given by your university for the period of training abroad as agreed in the training agreement made with your university and host enterprise.

In the particular case of a period of placement that is not directly part of the curriculum of the student, the sending institution will provide recognition at least by recording this period in the Diploma supplement.

For more information about how to get an ERASMUS grant we strongly advise you talk to your internship coordinator or international office of your university.