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Please find a below answers to some of the most asked questions about the Erasmus+ programme. These are just a selection so please check the Opportunities section or get in touch via the Contact section, if you cannot find what you are looking for.

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The application process for Erasmus+ varies as to whether you are an individual or an organisation and depending on whether the funding opportunity is managed by the National Agencies or the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. More information on the application process, including templates and model application forms, can be found in the How to apply section.

Information on staff training opportunities can be found on in the staff training section.

Individuals from non-EU countries can participate in most opportunities if they are from a Programme country. There are also some opportunities, such as but not limited to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, open to citizens from Partner countries; you will need to check the opportunity pages for more information, as eligibility varies between opportunities.

The criteria for opportunities vary from one opportunity to another; it is best to check the relevant opportunity page and the Programme Guide.

Information on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is available on the Education and Training website.

Information on scholarships for postgraduate degrees can be found on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree page.

National Agencies are only available in Programme countries; other countries may have a National Erasmus+ Office. If not, if you are an individual, it is best to contact your education, training, youth or sport institution or organisation. If you represent an organisation, you can contact the European Commission via EuropeDirect.

Information relating to funding and financial rules is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Organisations from most countries in the world, including most Africa countries, can take part in the Programme. Eligibility varies from opportunity to opportunity so it is best to check the information on the relevant opportunity page, or in the Programme Guide.

The terms and conditions of Erasmus Master Degree Loans vary from one lending organisation to another but, usually, only students going to or coming from the country in which the loans are offered will be eligible.