Outgoing Erasmus students | University of Oxford
Underpass at the side of the River Isar, München, Germany
Underpass at the side of the River Isar, München, Germany
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Outgoing Erasmus students

Students at the University of Oxford have the opportunity to study or work on a traineeship abroad through Erasmus+. This is available as an integrated part of a number of degree programmes.

Participating undergraduate degree programmes

  • Medieval and Modern Languages (study exchanges and traineeships)
  • Law with Law Studies in Europe (study exchanges only)
  • Biochemistry (study exchanges only)

Participating graduate degree programmes

  • German (study exchanges only)
  • History (study exchanges only)
  • Public Policy (traineeships only)
  • Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (traineeships only)

Oxford University Careers Service

  • Eligible summer internships organised through The Internship Programme within the University Careers Service (traineeships only)

Study exchanges

Erasmus study exchanges are undertaken mainly by Medieval and Modern Languages and Law students on their year abroad. The exchange must be with one of the University's partner institutions.

Eligibility

Erasmus grant

How to apply

You must be enrolled at the University of Oxford in at least your second year of higher education studies.

An Institutional Agreement must be in place between the respective departments of the two universities (Institutional Agreements can only be signed by the University of Oxford's Erasmus Coordinator). Please see our Erasmus Study Exchanges for a full list of all current Institutional Agreements.

The exchange must be a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12 months in duration.

The Erasmus grant is intended to be a contribution towards the additional costs of your mobility, and is not a full maintenance grant.

The amount of the Erasmus grant varies from year to year. The Erasmus grant level for 2016/17 is €280 to €330 per month, dependent upon your host country, for each month of your exchange.

An additional monthly supplement of €100 per month is available to students from households with an annual income of less than £25,000.

Each department/faculty has their own selection process to decide which students will take part in their Erasmus exchange(s).

You should contact your department/faculty directly to find out further details of the options that are available to you.

When a student has been nominated by their department/faculty to take part in an Erasmus exchange, they will automatically be contacted regarding the funding arrangements. 

Traineeships

The majority of Erasmus traineeships are completed by Modern Language students on their Year Abroad. The placement can be a British Council Language Assistant position or an independently organised traineeship. A small number of graduates from the Blavatnik School of Government and the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) complete traineeships as part of the Master in Public Policy and MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies courses. Erasmus traineeship funding is also available to students undertaking an eligible summer internship organised through The Internship Programme within the University Careers Service.

Eligibility

Erasmus grant

How to apply

The placement must be a minimum of two months and a maximum of 12 months in duration.

Most types of employment will be eligible for Erasmus status – please see the Erasmus Outgoing Student Handbook for more information.

You must be working in one of the Erasmus qualifying European countries. This means that if you work as a British Council Language Assistant in Canada or Latin America then you will not be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

The Erasmus grant is intended to be a contribution towards the additional costs of your mobility, and is not a full maintenance grant.

The amount of the Erasmus grant varies from year to year. The Erasmus grant level for 2016/17 is between €380 and €430 per month, dependent upon your host country.

Please contact your department or the Internship Programme directly to find out what Erasmus traineeship opportunities are available to you and what their application processes and deadlines are. Many departments will have a briefing early in the academic year preceding your period abroad to discuss the options that are available to you.

Once you have applied for Erasmus funding, please ensure the Erasmus Office and your department are kept informed of any changes.

Additional information

Year abroad fees

Maintenance support

Students with disabilities

As an Erasmus student you are not required to pay any university fees (for tuition, registration, examinations, access to laboratory and library facilities etc.) to the partner university you are attending. However, some universities may charge additional fees for student facilities such as membership of the Students’ Union.

You will still be liable to pay fees to the University of Oxford while abroad. The rate you pay will depend on a number of factors including the length of your mobility period, when you started your course, your fee status and your level of studies. Further information is available from the Fees Page.

Undergraduate Erasmus students are considered for government grants and loans for maintenance support in the same way as when studying in Oxford, based upon the standard eligibility criteria. Students who are means tested in their application for government support will be automatically assessed for an Oxford Bursary.

If you find yourself in a situation of unexpected financial hardship during your time abroad you are eligible to apply for hardship funding from the University and your college, department or faculty to assist you with unforeseeable expenses or emergency costs.

Additional funding under Erasmus may be available for students with disabilities. For more details about this and to request an application form please contact the Erasmus Coordinator.