Erasmus+ is a Europe-wide education programme for Higher Education students and members of staff to visit other institutions and organisations. 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 moodle.
Where can I go?
The programme runs in the 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey. The College must have an agreement with an institution for the mobility to occur (for study placements). Bradford College currently has agreements with 30 institutions across 17 European countries, covering various subject areas. Discover more about our partners.
Who is eligible and for how long can I go?
Students taking part in Erasmus mobility will usually do so for between 2 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.
Will I receive a grant?
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. Tuition fee discounts may be available if you spend a full academic year on an Erasmus study visit or work placement.
What are the benefits?
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!
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
ECTS is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. For successfully completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits that are equivalent to 1500–1800 hours of study in all countries respective of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the Union. Two England/Wales/Northern Ireland credits are equivalent to one ECTS credit. For further information, read the ECTS users’ guide.
For more information about Erasmus, please visit the British Council’s website.