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.
The next cycle of the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) is currently being developed by the EU. It is not yet known whether the UK will participate in the programme after the 2020-21 academic year. This will be subject to UK-EU negotiations as part of the transition period.
De Montfort University is a global institution which celebrates student exchange and recognises the value of international experiences. Therefore, we remain committed to working with our partner institutions in Europe beyond 2020-21. However, the availability of the Erasmus+ grant for students will be dependent on the UK’s participation in the next cycle of the Erasmus+ programme.
More information can be found on our Erasmus+ Brexit Guidance webpage.
UK Erasmus+ website
European Commission Erasmus+ website