What is Erasmus Plus?
The ERASMUS Plus Programme is a European student exchange programme established in 1987 offering university students a possibility of studying or working abroad in another European country for a period of at least 3 months and maximum 12 months. The name of the project refers to Dutch Renaissance humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. He studied at diverse European universities and described the education as a chance for modern people. Since 2014 Erasmus and other programmes were included under The European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport ERASMUS+ .
Who will benefit?
Apart from the students, the mobility offered by the Erasmus+ programme is dedicated for professors and universities’ staff as well. ERASMUS+ will allow:
>2 million higher education students;
>EU grants and training for about 4 million people and 125,000 institutions;
>500,000 young people will volunteer or participate in youth exchanges;
>650,000 vocational apprenticeships or traineeships abroad;
>200,000 Master’s degree loan scheme;
>25,000 joint master degree grants;
>800,000 educators and youth workers will acquire new teaching and learning methods abroad.
How to apply?
Organisations are invited to submit applications on-line to the National Agency in the relevant country or to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
The 2015 on-line application forms and related documents are currently being prepared and will be available on websites of either the National Agencies or the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency .
To assist you with the preparation of your project proposal, examples of the soon-to be released on-line forms are available here.
Individuals seeking to apply should contact their organisation, institution, or educational establishment.
I want to do Erasmus!
What should I do?
If you are interested in participating in Erasmus, contact the international relations office of your home university and ask about possibilities to go study abroad through the ERASMUS Programme. The students who had Erasmus experience can advise you and give tips.