Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) funding programme for education and training, youth and sport. The University of Oxford has an Erasmus charter (2014-2020) in place to participate in the Erasmus+ programme.
The Erasmus programme
The Erasmus+ Programme supports student and staff mobility for study and work, and promotes trans-national co-operation projects among universities across Europe. The scheme involves nine out of every ten European higher education establishments and supports co-operation between the universities of 34 countries.
The implications of the UK leaving the European Union
Following the outcome of the negotiations with the EU, the UK has opted not to participate in the new Erasmus+ Scheme (2021-2027). If you are currently undertaking activity in the EU supported by the Erasmus+ scheme in 2020/21, your funding arrangements will continue as planned.
Students currently abroad and those due to have a year abroad during their studies, should ensure they stay up to date with guidance provided by their faculty and by the University on the Oxford and the EU: student Q&As webpage. You may be particularly interested in reading the FAQs in the section entitled 'For current undergraduates with a compulsory year abroad' on this dedicated webpage. Please also review the FAQs for year abroad students on the student pages of the COVID-19 Response site. The University will ensure you are informed of any developments about any impact on year abroad arrangements as soon as more information is known.
The Turing scheme from 2021/22
Details about the UK's new successor programme, the Turing scheme, can be viewed on the UK government's new Turing scheme website. The scheme supports student mobility for study and work, and promotes global activities in order for students to gain experience of other cultures and develop their skills. The University is pleased to have secured Turing Scheme funding towards living costs for specific student opportunities in the 2021/22 academic year, spanning a range of departments, with enhanced funding available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Further details about the Turing Scheme at Oxford are available here.
Further information on study and work abroad activity:
(currently through Erasmus+)
- 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.