Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth, and sport. It aims to equip European citizens with the education, skills, and creativity that they need in a knowledge-based society. The programme provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience, and volunteer abroad.

It supports student and doctoral candidate exchanges within Erasmus+ Programme countries and to and from Partner countries. Erasmus+ is open to all learners and trainees in all 27 EU Member States, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Turkey, and Serbia that have a pre-accession strategy. In addition to these, almost all the other countries around the world can be a partner country and participate in Erasmus+ mobility actions.

Your study/training period abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months. If you would like to apply for a scholarship through the Erasmus+ programme, you must visit the international office at your institution during the application period to receive information about the documents you have to submit. Generally, you will need your CV, a motivation letter and a signed Learning/Training Agreement that includes the courses you are planning to take at the host university or describes the activity during your traineeship. Opportunities to study or work abroad are available to students at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, as well as Doctoral candidates.

You can also combine your studies abroad with a traineeship to gain valuable work experience abroad.

Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions may apply for additional funding after they have been selected to study abroad.

You can benefit from an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times during your university years, either as a student or as a trainee, but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.

More information on the actual programme guide is available here: Keep it in mind that you need to contact the international office at your university to get more relevant information as you can only participate in Erasmus+ mobility via your higher education institution.