Studying with Erasmus

Article reviewed: 2013/01/23 | Next review due: 2014/08/11

Erasmus Socrates belongs to the European program, which works for better collaboration in education between the various member countries of the EU. Since it’s launch in 1987, nearly 1.5 million students have benefited from this exchange program. The French film "L'Auberge Espagnole" (directed by Cedric Klapisch) tells the experience of French students studying abroad, and gives a pretty good idea of what to expect with this type of exchange.

Nearly 33 European countries participate in this program, made up of the 27 EU countries as well as Liechenstein, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey and Iceland. Students participating in ERASMUS receive a scholarship to help pay their travel and manage their day-to-day costs. Stays can range from three months to one year. Thanks to "ECTS", the academic value of studying abroad is kept consistent with that of their origin country.

If necessary, the Erasmus commission may also help students pay for part of their language lessons before their departure.

As a member of the EU, Britain is part of this program, including every UK University. As such, you should find that all Universities will give you an equal chance against UK students for a course place.

London and its universities have about 30,000 different courses, often with modern and increasingly relevant choices, such as modern economics and new IT and technology design…. The choice is yours!

Tooltip information:

  • ERASMUS: European region Action scheme for the mobility of university students

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