Erasmus (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is the European Commission's educational programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions.
It was introduced to increase student and staff movement within the European Community, including the European Economic Area countries and the candidate countries of Turkey and Croatia.
The mobility opportunities under Erasmus+ for staff and students includes the following activities:
- a study period at an Erasmus partner institution lasting between 3 and 12 months and fully recognised as part of your degree
- a traineeship (work placement) in a programme country abroad lasting between 2 and 12 months and fully recognised as part of your degree
- a graduate traineeship, often called a work placement or graduate internship, ranging from 2-12 months.
Contact UEA Careers Central during your final year to find out more about undertaking the traineeship after you graduate.
WHY CHOOSE ERASMUS?
Broaden your horizons exploring the multitude of cultures and languages on your doorstep whilst gaining credit towards your degree. Access a wide range of subject areas and acquire a network of international friends and contacts. Boost your employability by increasing your confidence, problem solving and language skills. Grants and tuition fee agreements are in place to help finance your experience. It’s not a holiday, it’s the experience of a lifetime!
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MORE INFORMATION ON ERASMUS+
Erasmus has evolved since its early days in 1987, and now forms part of the new European Commission Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020), which is the successor to the Lifelong Learning Programme that ran between 2007-2014.
InsuranceLearn about the type of Insurance that you will need either here or abroad
ECTSLearn about the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation system, and how it translates into credits and modules where you study.
Additional SupportErasmus can provide additional funds for those who require more support to study abroad.