Erasmus+

Individuals

Overview

For nearly 30 years, the EU has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another higher education institution or with an organisation in Europe.

Erasmus+ brings such opportunities to all - students, staff, trainees, teachers, volunteers and more. It's not just about Europe or Europeans either - with Erasmus+, people from all over the world can access opportunities.

 

Opportunities for:

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Opportunities for students

Students

Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects. It is also a chance to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture.

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Opportunities for staff (teaching)

Staff (teaching)

With Erasmus+, opportunities are available to spend time teaching at an education institution abroad. These opportunities are available to both staff working in the education sector and to individuals working outside the sector invited to share their knowledge and experience.

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Opportunities for staff (training)

Staff (training)

With Erasmus+, training opportunities are available to staff working in education, both in teaching and non-teaching capacities. Training periods abroad can consist of job shadowing, observation periods or specific training courses abroad.

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Opportunities for trainees

Trainees

Erasmus+ helps you gain valuable experience in the workplace by supporting traineeships abroad. Erasmus+ support for traineeships is available for higher education students and recent graduates, as well as vocational education and training students, apprentices and recent graduates.

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Opportunities for young people

Young people

Erasmus+ is open to all young people, not just those currently enrolled in education or training. With Erasmus+, you can volunteer across Europe and beyond or participate in a youth exchange abroad.

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Opportunities for youth workers

Youth workers

Erasmus+ supports the professional development of youth workers through training or networking periods abroad. Periods abroad can consist of training courses, study visits, job shadowing or observation periods at relevant organisations and more.

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Opportunities for students

Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects. It is also an opportunity to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture.

Erasmus+ also offers the chance to combine studying abroad with a traineeship.

Opportunities are available for students at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral levels.

 

Opportunities

Studying abroad

Erasmus+ can offer you support during your period of study abroad: whether this is in an Erasmus+ Programme country or in an Partner country.

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Traineeships abroad

Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc.) abroad for students enrolled in higher education in a Programme Country. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.

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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

With Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, you can receive a full degree scholarship for a Master-level international study programme. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees are distinguished by their academic excellence and the high level of integration of the courses between multiple higher education institutions across countries.

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Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans are EU-guaranteed loans with favourable pay-back terms that can help you finance a Master course (1 or 2 years) in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

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Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions

Additional funding is available and students have the right to the same support services offered to local students by receiving institutions.

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Teaching opportunities for staff

With Erasmus+, opportunities are available to spend time teaching at an education institution abroad.

These opportunities are available to both staff working in the education sector and to individuals in businesses invited to share their knowledge of a given sector, subject or issue to students.

Opportunities to teach abroad with Erasmus+ are available in education institutions operating at all levels.

 

Opportunities

Higher education

Erasmus+ supports teaching periods at higher education institutions abroad. If you work in higher education, you can spend time teaching at an institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country. People working in businesses can receive support to teach and share knowledge with higher education institutions located in a Programme country.

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Vocational education and training

Erasmus+ supports teaching assignments at vocational education and training (VETinstitutions abroad. If you work in VET, you can spend time teaching at another organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

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School education

Erasmus+ supports teaching assignments at schools abroad for professionals involved in pre-primary, primary and secondary school education. Through teaching abroad, you can gain broader a perspective on education, exchange knowledge with your colleagues in another country and pick up good practices in education. These opportunities are available between schools based in Erasmus+ Programme countries.

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Adult education

Erasmus+ supports teaching assignments at adult education organisations abroad. If you work in adult education, you can spend time teaching or providing training at another organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme country. Such experiences and exchanges can help improve language skills and cultural knowledge, as well as providing a new perspective on teaching practices and approaches.

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Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet is the part of Erasmus+ dedicated to promoting excellence in EU studies in higher education around the world. There is an emphasis on the study of and research on EU integration and in understanding Europe's place in a globalised world.

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Staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions

Additional funding is available and staff have the right to the same support services offered to local staff by receiving institutions.

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Training opportunities for staff

With Erasmus+, training opportunities are available to staff working in education, both in teaching and non-teaching capacities.

Training periods abroad can consist of job shadowing, observation periods, professional development courses or specific competence-building events.

Erasmus+ supports training both at education institutions and at relevant organisations operating outside the sector.

Opportunities to take part in professional development activities are available to staff working at all levels of education.

 

Opportunities

Higher education

Erasmus+ supports training periods for staff working in higher education institutions. With Erasmus+, you can train at a higher education institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country. If you are working in a higher education institution in a Programme Country, you can also train at an organisation outside the sector in a Programme country.

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Vocational education and training

Erasmus+ supports the professional development of people working in vocational education and training (VET) through training periods abroad. Training periods can be work placements or job shadowing or observation periods at VET institution or at another relevant organisation based in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

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School education

Erasmus+ supports training activities abroad for professionals involved in pre-primary, primary and secondary school education. These opportunities can consist of structured courses or other events, or job shadowing at schools and other relevant organisations involved in school education.

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Adult education

Erasmus+ supports training assignments at adult education organisations abroad. These opportunities can consist of structured courses, training periods abroad, job shadowing or observation periods at schools and other relevant organisations.

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Staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions

Additional funding is available and staff have the right to the same support services offered to local staff by receiving institutions.

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Traineeship opportunities

Erasmus+ can help you gain valuable work experience by supporting traineeships (work placements, internships etc.) abroad.

The cultural understanding and language skills you learn from working in another country can make it easier to find a job after your studies.

Furthermore, working in a relevant organisation opens up perspectives on your studies that seminars and workshops may not provide.

These opportunities are open to people currently in education and recent graduates. Traineeships can be carried out in any relevant organisation.

 

Opportunities

Higher education students and recent graduates

Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc.) abroad for students enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme countries. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.

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Vocational education and training students, apprentices and recent graduates

Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements) for students enrolled in vocational education and training (VET). These opportunities are also open to company-based apprentices and to recent VET graduates.

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Opportunities for young people

Erasmus+ is open to all young people, not just those involved in education or training. With Erasmus+, you can volunteer in Europe or outside of Europe or participate in a youth exchange abroad.

 

Opportunities

European Voluntary Service

The European Voluntary Service is open to young people aged 17-30 and lets you travel abroad for a period between 2 weeks and 12 months to participate in a project on a voluntary basis. A wide variety of projects are available in many areas such as social care, the environment and culture.

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Youth exchanges

Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days. On a youth exchange, you can expect to participate in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities, etc.

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Opportunities for youth workers

Erasmus+ supports the professional development of youth workers through training or networking periods abroad.

 

Opportunities

Networking and training

Periods abroad can consist of training courses, study visits, job shadowing or observation periods at relevant organisations and more.

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