Erasmus is a Europe-wide education programme for Higher Education students and teachers to visit other institutions. It has been developed by the European Commission as part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme and was introduced for greater student mobility across Europe.
Full information for outgoing students can be found on the student intranet.
The programme runs in the 27 EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey, but the College must have an agreement with an institution for the mobility to occur. Bradford College currently has agreements with 26 institutions across 14 European countries, covering various subject areas. Please click here for more information about our partners.
Students taking part in Erasmus mobility will usually do so for between 3 and 12 months (between a term and an academic year). You must be from the UK or EU and studying towards a degree or short-term higher vocational education course (including foundation degree courses). You must study on a full-time basis during your mobility, but don’t worry if you’re a part-time student – you can still take part as long as you study full-time while you’re away.
Eligible students will receive a grant, provided by the EU, which is a contribution to the extra costs arising from studying abroad. The amount you receive will depend on where you go and the duration of your stay. You will also continue to receive any student loans to which you’re entitled during this period and don’t pay tuition fees to the host university. If you spend a full academic year on an Erasmus study visit or work placement, you don’t pay any UK tuition fees for that academic year.
The benefits to taking part in the Erasmus programme are endless! It will enhance your academic and personal development, boost your confidence and improve your CV. You’ll discover a new culture, make new friends across Europe and improve your language skills. Stand out from the crowd!
For more information about Erasmus, please visit the British Council’s website.The British Council has Country Guides to give you more information about studying and working abroad. Click here for more information.