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ABOUT PROGRAMME

ERASMUS + PROGRAMME

If you ever wanted to live abroad and experience a foreign culture, meet new people, and learn a foreign language, the Erasmus + Programme is a perfect choice for you!

Erasmus + Programme is an ultimate opportunity to spend between 3 and 12 months in another European country, and have it counted towards your degree. You get to experience another culture and a new way of looking at your subject. You can make new friends and grow as a person. Erasmus + is an opportunity to get to know new cultures and education systems and it can be an inspiration for life.

The aim of the project is to allow international students to benefit at the utmost from the local community and enrich the latter through the international background of the students. It promotes as well a social attitude amongst international students all over Europe.

The Social Erasmus project enables people to experience something new and to get new perspectives as well as learn more about European cultures. This gives a highly valuable contribution to the learning mobility period for international students and local communities. Social Erasmus was initiated in 2008 in Poland and rapidly showed to be a big success.

The Erasmus + Programme is a European student exchange programme established in 1987 offering university students a possibility of studying or working abroad in another European country for a period of at least 3 months and maximum 12 months. The name of the project refers to Dutch Renaissance humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. He studied at diverse European universities and described the education as a chance for modern people.

Since 2007 the Erasmus project is a part of The Lifelong Learning Programme (other projects: Comenius, Grundtvig and Leonardo da Vinci), which is determined for the years 2007-2013. From 2014 the Project is known under the title Erasmus +.

Erasmus + is open to the benefit of the institutions of higher education in the countries below:

  • 28 member states of EU included in The Lifelong Learning Programme,
  • the countries not belonging to EU but being a member of The European Economic Area such as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,
  • Associate Members of European Union such as Turkey

In case of the institutions recognized as an institution of higher education by the competent authorities of the country where it is located are entitled to get Erasmus University Charter upon their application to European Commission for Education and Culture, students and staffs of these institutions can benefit from Erasmus Programme. The ERASMUS University Charter is awarded for the entire duration of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).

Apart from the students, the mobility offered by the Erasmus programme is dedicated for professors and universities` staff as well.

Students studying any subject, both undergraduate and postgraduate, can apply to participate in the Erasmus program for studying abroad – as long as the European university they`re studying at supports the program.

A huge number of universities, in 36 different European countries, are signed up as members in the scheme. Study abroad placements last between three and 12 months, and can take place at any point in your degree after the first year – the exact timing may depend on your course structure.

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