the European Community programme in the field of higher education
- ERASMUS seeks to enhance
the quality and reinforce the European dimension of higher education by
encouraging transnational cooperation between universities, boosting European
mobility and improving the transparency and full academic recognition of studies
and qualifications throughout the Union.
- ERASMUS action is targeted at higher education institutions and their students
and staff in all 27 Member States of the European Union, the three countries of the
European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), and Turkey.
- Currently 2199 higher education institutions in 31 countries are participating in
ERASMUS. Since the creation of ERASMUS in 1987, 1.2 million students have
benefited of an ERASMUS study period abroad. The ERASMUS budget for the year
2004 is more than € 187.5 million.
Erasmus is an integral part of the
Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) from the year 2007 to the
year 2013 replacing Socrates/Erasmus (2000-2006)
Therefore please consult the relevant information for
applications for the LLP. For more details use the link to the