How to study abroad in Europe – a short synthesis
Are you looking for an opportunity to study in another European country?
Then you might be interested in the European Union’s Erasmus programme. The programme principally enables the exchange of students between different European institutions of higher education participating in the scheme. The Erasmus programme is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme.
How can I become an Erasmus student?
- You must be enrolled in a formal programme of higher educational study leading to a degree;
- You must have completed at least the first year of your studies.
Where can I receive more detailed information?
If you fulfil the above conditions, you should ask at the International Relations Office of your home university or other higher education institution if:
- your institution participates in the programme or plans to join it in the future;
- in case your institution has already joined the Erasmus programme, you should address all questions to the programme co-ordinator.
What questions should I ask?
- Where can I study? – ask about the partner universities and faculties;
- What are the criteria set by my university that I need to meet (e.g. required language skills etc.)?
- When is the deadline for submission of applications for Erasmus?
More about Erasmus programme
The Grundtvig programme focuses on the teaching and study needs of those in adult education and alternative education streams, as well as the institutions and organisations delivering these services. Supporting lifelong learning and mobility in this way also tackles Europe’s ageing population problem.
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The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these Masters Courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying at Partner universities throughout the world.
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