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Erasmus+ is the European Union’s educational exchange programme designed to encourage student and staff mobility within Europe. It aims to boost skills, employability and support the modernisation of education for students and staff.

DMU is a beneficiary of Key Action 1 (KA103) funding: Learning Mobility of Individuals from the European Commission, which allows us to provide generous financial grants to all students and staff taking part in the following approved mobility opportunities in Europe:

  • Student Mobility – students have the opportunity to study or work abroad for a year in Europe as part of their degree as part, and can find more information about current opportunities on the DMU Global website.
  • Staff Mobility – academic and professional services staff can teach or train abroad to develop new collaborations, professional skills and networks, and can find more information about current opportunities on DMUconnect.


Currently, DMU cooperates with over 40 universities in Europe to facilitate study placements, and our students also complete work placements across of a range of participating countries which include:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK.

To learn more about our commitment to the Erasmus+ programme you can read our Erasmus Policy Statement and Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education 2014-20.


Following negotiations with the EU, the UK has decided not to participate in the Erasmus exchange programme moving forward. Although new rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and the EU came into effect on 1 January 2021, DMU will continue to support incoming and outgoing mobility funded by the European Commission for the remainder of this year (2020-21) as well as the next academic year (2021-22).

De Montfort University is a global institution that is deeply committed to international cooperation, of which student and staff mobility is a key part. We remain committed to working with our partner institutions in Europe. 

Once details of the new Turing Scheme (the UK’s replacement mobility programme) are known we will be in contact with our partners to discuss our continued collaboration. 

More information can be found on our Erasmus+ Brexit Guidance webpage.

Further information

UK Erasmus+ website

European Commission Erasmus+ website