The Erasmus scheme is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 run by the European Union (EU), which consists of a range of educational activities. It aims to enhance the European dimension of Higher Education and promote mobility within the EU. Erasmus is the programme of activities which relate to higher education.
The University of Southampton has been awarded an Erasmus Extended University Charter by the European Commission for the period 2007-2013. To see a copy of the Charter, please click on this link: Erasmus Charter
Erasmus activities include student exchanges, staff exchanges and collaborative projects:
- The Erasmus Student Mobility programme enables students to undertake a period of study or a work placement in Europe of between 3 and 12 months as a part of their degree programme.
- The Erasmus Staff Mobility programme enables staff to undertake teaching and training visits to a partner institution.
- Funding is available for collaborative projects between institutions such as Joint Curriculum Development Projects, European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) development, Intensive Programmes or Thematic Networks.
Countries currently eligible to participate in the Erasmus scheme are:
European Union countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
European Economic Area (EEA) States:
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
Click here to find out about Erasmus opportunities at the University of Southampton.