Erasmus is a European Union programme which provides grants to students undertaking a study or work placement in Europe as part of their degree.
Erasmus placements typically take the form of a year or term abroad in your second or third year. Placements are not available to first year students. Your Departmental Erasmus Adviser will be able to advise you on how a placement can form a part of your degree.
Erasmus placements are available in many European countries. Where you can go depends on which subject you are studying.
What Financial Support is available?
Erasmus Grants for 2012/13 will be at a flat rate of €270-&euro370 per month. For partial month periods, a partial allocation is made. This grant is awarded in stages throughout the year. This grant contributes to the extra cost involved in studying abroad.
To apply for an Erasmus Grant you will need to complete the grant application forms. UK and EU Students eligible for a Student Loan pay no tuition fees if they are spending the whole year abroad through the Erasmus programme and started at Lancaster before the 2012/13 academic year.
Students who spend a period of study overseas as part of their course may be entitled to a higher rate of student loan, provided the period of study undertaken overseas runs for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks. Please contact your student finance company about this. Please note that to qualify for an Erasmus grant, you must study or work abroad for a minimum of 3 months.
How Can I apply?
Your Departmental Erasmus Adviser can advise on placement opportunities and whether or not these are eligible for an Erasmus Grant.
To apply for an Erasmus Grant you will need to complete the grant application forms.
All Erasmus students are advised to be familiar with the Erasmus Grant Information Booklet 2012-13. This contains details on grant allocation, form deadlines and payment schedules.
For questions about the Erasmus funding itself contact the International Office’s Erasmus Team.
For questions about placements and the opportunities available to you please consult your Departmental Erasmus Adviser.