What is the Erasmus programme?
ERASMUS stands for the 'European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students'.
The programme is funded by the European Commission and aims to encourage university students and staff to gain experience by spending a period of time studying or working in another European or European Economic Area country.
Erasmus is particularly directed towards students taking degree programmes other than modern languages. Study placements can involve attending taught classes at a partner university or you may be able to undertake field work abroad in preparation for your dissertation.
I had an amazing time in a beautiful city, got good work done on my project and made lots of great new friends.MChem student, Barcelona
The University has Erasmus links with over 200 universities. Each year we send over 100 students to other European universities and we receive over 400 students across a wide range of subject areas.
Academic and administrative staff can also undertake short periods of teaching or work in a partner European university with the support of the Erasmus programme