What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ provides students with the opportunity to study abroad in Europe for a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months (360 days) as part of your degree.
As part of Erasmus+, you can also work abroad for a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months.
At its heart, the Erasmus+ Programme seeks to support the mobility of students and staff to gain a greater understanding of the European region, and to develop students' skills-sets and self-reliance to succeed as a graduate in our globalised world.
Who can go on Erasmus+?
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply to take part in Erasmus+. You can take part any time after the first year, although it will depend on the structure of your degree and the arrangements your faculty has with its partners.
While studying abroad on a student exchange you must be pursuing the same course of study as you have been pursuing at Westminster and your study or work placement must be a formal part of your degree programme. You must study or work full-time, even if you are a part-time student.
If you are unsure whether your degree offers the opportunity to study or work abroad then discuss the options available to you with your Academic Exchange Coordinator.
Erasmus Traineeships for final year students
You may be eligible for funding under the Erasmus+ scheme once you have graduated from University, however there are a number of requirements that you must meet in order to do so.
- Submit the application with all relevant documents during their last year of study (before they graduate).
- Secured a position (before you graduate)
- Carry out and complete their traineeship abroad within one year of obtaining their graduation.
If you have received the Erasmus+ grant already during your time at the University of Westminster, then your grant will be adjusted to reflect how much you are entitled to receive.
Where can you go on Erasmus+?
All faculties at Westminster have a number of Erasmus+ agreements for student mobility in Europe. The institution to which you go on exchange will depend on what you are studying at the moment. For more details on where you can go, please see the faculty institutions.
Information on the programme countries that are involved are below, along with the grant amount per month.
|Country||Grant per month - study||Grant per month - work|
Countries with a high cost of living:
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden
Countries with a lower cost of living:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Students undertaking study mobility, a supplementary grant of €100 per month is available for those from a disadvantaged background.
How to apply
Please read the guidance of the grant application form carefully and make sure your form is filled in completely before you submit it.
The grant application for 2017/18 is now open with the following deadlines:
- Semester 1 or full academic year exchange – 31 May 2017
- Semester 2 exchange – 31 July 2017
- Traineeship – 31 January 2018
Please also note:
- In order to be eligible for funding, you must submit your Erasmus+ grant application by the above deadline or at least one month before you start your mobility, whichever comes first.
- You should apply for an Erasmus+ grant by the deadline even if your study or work placement in 2017-18 has not yet been confirmed.
- Please complete the application form with as much detail as possible and state 'to be confirmed' where information is not yet known.
- Students who apply after the deadline of 31 January 2018 will need to reapply for the following years funding (academic year 18/19). Students may not receive their funding until September 2018 or later
- If you are planning to undertake more than one placement in Europe (for example two study placements or two traineeships) you must declare this in Sections E-G of your application and include the relevant details.
You must confirm second placements to the Outward Mobility Team by 15 December 2017 to be considered for funding.
Submit your completed form via email at [email protected]
The University of Westminster is pleased to acknowledge the support of the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme for its Erasmus+ activities.