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What is Erasmus?

The ERASMUS Programme is a European student exchange programme established in 1987 offering university students a possibility of studying or working abroad in another European country for a period of at least 3 months and maximum 12 months. The name of the project refers to Dutch Renaissance humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. He studied at diverse European universities and described the education as a chance for modern people.

Since 2014 Erasmus and other programmes were included under The European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport ERASMUS+ .

Who will benefit?

Apart from the students, the mobility offered by the Erasmus+ programme is dedicated for professors and universities’ staff as well. ERASMUS+ will allow:

  • 2 million higher education students
  • EU grants and training for about 4 million people and 125,000 institutions
  • 500,000 young people will volunteer or participate in youth exchanges
  • 650,000 vocational apprenticeships or trainee-ships abroad
  • 200,000 Master’s degree loan scheme
  • 25,000 joint master degree grants
  • 800,000 educators and youth workers will acquire new teaching and learning methods abroad

For further information please visit www.esn.org.