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.
UK referendum on its membership of the European Union
The Erasmus+ UK National Agency issued the following statement on 28 June 2016 following the UK referendum vote on EU membership:
"There is no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the EU referendum result and the UK National Agency will continue to manage and deliver the programme across the UK. All participants and beneficiaries should continue with their Erasmus+ funded activities and preparation for the published application deadlines in 2016 and 2017."
The Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, also published a statement on 28 June 2016 confirming that the "UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme will be determined as a part of wider discussions with the EU".
The University does not yet know whether access to the Erasmus+ programme will be available for mobility taking place in academic years after 2017-18, as this depends on the impact of the result of the UK referendum on its membership of the EU. 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.