Scholarships to study in another country and university of Europe
Nowadays, more and more youngsters are keen on crossing borders to go to study abroad.
There are many frameworks which allow for exchange courses at a university abroad, ranging from bilateral agreements between national governments, as well as local schools and universities, to centralized EU-wide programmes.
Erasmus, the most popular European grant to study or teach in Europe
By far the best known study exchange programme is Erasmus, under Lifelong Learning Programme (formerly Socrates), supported by the European Commission. Erasmus Programme has been elaborated to allow individuals studying in higher education to learn and meanwhile discovering another culture. The programme initiated as early as 1987 and nowadays it is a symbol of youth mobility in Europe. In popular culture Erasmus is very well represented by 2002 Cédric Klapisch movie, “L’Auberge Espagnole”. The movie tells the story of a French university student that goes to Barcelona for a year within the Erasmus Programme and lives an unexpected intense and life enriching experience. Programmes within Lifelong Learning Programme allow individuals to learn through cultural exchange from their childhood to the age of retirement.
Apart from Erasmus, other less known study programmes include Comenius, Grundtvig, Transversal and Jean Monnet.
Comenius allows students from primary and secondary stage of education along with teachers and educational staff to experience cultural exchange for the first time. The programme gives the chance to pupils and people supervising them to make up their own mobility project adapted to their age and educational development and collaborate with other foreign peers.
Additionally, Grundtvig Programme was created for people working in the field of education. Workshops and trainings are organized all across Europe in order for them to learn through cultural exchange and discover other educational practices or debate about related content.