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UK among the four most popular destinations for ERASMUS studies
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Published on 08-05-12

Twenty-five years after its launch, Erasmus – the best known EU programme and the most popular student exchange scheme in the world – has registered a new record and an 8.5% increase compared to the previous year. More than 231 000 students received Erasmus grants to study or train abroad during the 2010-11 academic year. The four most popular destinations for students in 2010-11 were Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Close to 13 000 British students received grants with the greatest numbers going to France, Spain and Germany.


    UK among the four most popular destinations for ERASMUS studies

    Since it began in 1987, ERASMUS has provided more than 2.5 million European students with the opportunity to go abroad to study at a higher education institution or for a job placement in a company. It enables students in higher education to spend between 3 and 12 months in another European country. Any student enrolled in a participating higher education institution in one of the 33 Erasmus countries can benefit (EU Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey, and, from 2011-12, Switzerland). Students in short-cycle higher vocational education can also take advantage of support from the programme.

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