Erasmus+ for students

EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

Erasmus+ sign in Riga.pngErasmus+ is the EU's combined education, training youth and sport programme. 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. Programme also offers the chance to combine studying abroad with a traineeship. Opportunities are available for students at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral levels.

Study mobility

Students may participate in study mobility which enables students at higher education institutions to spend an integrated period of study of between 3 months and 12 months in another participating country.

Erasmus+ study mobility enables students to benefit educationally, linguistically and culturally from the experience of learning in other European countries or Erasmus+ partner countries, to promote co-operation between institutions and to enrich the educational environment of the host institution, to contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.

More about study mobility here

Traineeship mobility

Students of higher education institutions may participate in traineeships that enable students to spend a period between 2 months and 12 months in an enterprise or organisation in another Erasmus+ programme or partner country.

The aim of the Erasmus+ traineeships is to provide more and better opportunities to increase skills and competences of higher education students and to attract the best talents from abroad.

The combined period of studies and traineeship may not exceed 12 months during one study cycle. Students must apply for Erasmus+ grants through their higher education institution. Individual applicants are not eligible.

More about traineeship mobility here

Other opportunities

Students can also use the opportunity of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans and additional funding for students with physical, mental or health-related conditions.

More information at webpage of European Comission here.