Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) funding programme for education and training, youth and sport between 2014 and 2020. The University of Oxford has successfully been awarded an Erasmus charter to take part in the 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 33 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.
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.
The implications of the UK plans to leave European Union membership
The Erasmus+ UK National Agency updated their statement on 21 December 2017 confirming that it remains wholly committed to the Erasmus+ programme. Based on statements made by the UK Government and the National Agency, we expect the Erasmus+ programme to be available for years abroad taking place in academic years up to and including the academic year 2019-20.
The University does not yet know whether access to the Erasmus+ programme will be available for years abroad taking place in academic years after 2019-20, as this depends on the impact of the UK plans to leave EU membership. Information regarding the Erasmus+ programme will be updated on this page as soon as it is announced. You may also wish to refer to our dedicated webpage for details on the wider impact of the result of the referendum.