Erasmus is the European Commission’s flagship educational programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions. It was introduced with the aim of increasing student mobility within Europe. It encourages student and staff mobility for work and study, 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 31 countries.
The ERASMUS programme has been active for many years at AUB and we now have partner institutions in 8 countries. The minimum exchange period is 3 months (or one term) and the maximum for AUB is 4 months.
The Erasmus programme is only available to second and third year students.
Erasmus can provide:
- A fun challenging experience
- The confidence to live in another country
- New or improved language skills
- New perspectives on an academic subject
- An international network of friends
- Travel opportunities throughout Europe
- Academic credits
- Transferable employment skills
Other opportunities to study abroad, or to undertake work experience outside of the UK, may be available, and your course tutor will be able to inform you if this is the case.