The Erasmus Programme is funded by the European Union. Through the Programme, higher education students can spend from 3 to 12 months at another European university and gain credits towards their diploma from their original university.
Studying abroad requires some organisation and paperwork before leaving, but once you arrive, you can expect to meet a lot of new people, discover new places and do a lot of partying! The experience is sure to change your life... and your CV!
As part of the Programme, you will be able to
- attend a foreign university that has partnered with your home university
- obtain recognition for credits earned abroad
- obtain a grant to fund your stay. The grant can be combined with one from the CEDIES. The amount varies from country to country and is set by national agencies.
- and above all, get to know a new country and its customs. An opportunity you can't afford to miss!
- the application deadline
- the list of universities partnered with your university, the courses on offer and the number of places available
- which term you can enrol for
- the level of language proficiency required for the programme you are interested in
- the medical coverage requirements in the host country (generally, a European Health Insurance Card will suffice)
How to obtain a scholarship
Contact the office in charge of the Erasmus Programme at your university at the beginning of the academic year. Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic record and their level of proficiency in the language of the host country. You may be required to take a test.
This new programme is no longer open only to students. It is now open to lecturers, apprentices, volunteers and athletes, with one goal: to promote mobility throughout Europe: Erasmus (students), Comenius (schoolchildren), Grundtvig (adults) and Leonardo da Vinci (apprentices).
Swiss-European Mobility Programme
Switzerland dropped out of the Erasmus Programme in 2014. However, there is a similar programme – known as the SEMP (Swiss-European Mobility Programme) – through which you can attend one of the universities in Switzerland: your stay is subject to the same conditions as those for the Erasmus Programme, and tuition is free.
Contact your institution's international relations department to find out whether your establishment is a partner in the Swiss exchange programme.