Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) funding programme for education and training, youth and sport. The University of Oxford has successfully been awarded an Erasmus charter to take part in the existing programme.
The Erasmus programme
The Erasmus+ Programme builds on the achievements of more than 25 years of European programmes in the fields of education, training and youth.
It encourages student and staff mobility for study and work, and promotes trans-national co-operation projects among universities across Europe. The scheme currently involves nine out of every ten European higher education establishments and supports co-operation between the universities of 34 countries.
Erasmus has developed beyond an educational programme - it has acquired the status of a social and cultural phenomenon. It gives many European university students their first chance to live and thrive abroad. Around 3 million students have benefited from Erasmus since its introduction in 1987.
The implications of the UK leaving the European Union
If you are due to have a year abroad during your studies, you should continue to plan as you have previously while staying up to date with guidance provided by your faculty and by the University on its dedicated webpage. The University will ensure you are informed of any developments about any impact on year abroad arrangements, including the Erasmus+ programme, as soon as more information is known.
Developments about the UK's participation in the Erasmus+ programme can be viewed on the National Agency’s webpage.
For further information on the current Erasmus+ programme, please visit the following pages:
- Outgoing students: Information for Oxford students on Erasmus study exchanges and traineeships.
- Incoming students: Details for students from other universities on coming to Oxford.
- Staff teaching: Advice for academic staff on the Erasmus teaching opportunities available.
- Staff training: Advice for administrative staff on the Erasmus training opportunities available.
- Information for departments: Guidance on the Erasmus programme and departmental involvement.