Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme which supports students studying or working in the EU/EEA.

Study & work placements

Accordion

  • For Lancaster University students

    Lancaster University has many Erasmus+ partners and sends over 150 students to study or work in the EU each year.

    Erasmus+ Grants

    Most Lancaster University students are eligible for this grant. The Erasmus+ grant is not intended to fully fund your placement overseas but to contribute to the extra costs involved in studying or working abroad. If you are considered to be a Widening Participation student, you may be eligible for additional funding through the Erasmus+ programme.

    Eligibility for Erasmus+ grants for study:

    • You must be currently registered on a degree programme at the University
    • The study placement must count towards your degree
    • You must be nominated to study abroad at one of our Erasmus+ partner institutions

    Erasmus+ placements typically take the form of a year abroad in the second or third year of your undergraduate degree. You can see where there are opportunities here.

    A small number of subjects offer one semester placements e.g. Environment and Management.

    There are also options for postgraduate students in some departments e.g. Environment, Management and Linguistics. If you are a postgraduate student, you should contact the Department to find out about the opportunities.

    Eligibility for Erasmus+ grants for work placements:

    • Your placement must last between 2 and 12 months
    • The placement must take place in Europe, in an EU or EEA country
    • The placement must be relevant to your degree or future career

    You can also apply for an Erasmus+ grant for a work placement after you have completed your degree. You must apply for this before you finish your degree at Lancaster.

    Departments will nominate students who are undertaking a study or work placement and the Global Experiences team will contact them directly with further information about the Erasmus+ grant.

     

    Further information about Erasmus+ grants for study or work placements can be found here. More information about other funding sources can be found here.

    If you have other questions, please contact the Global Experiences Team

  • For students coming to Lancaster University from overseas

    If you would like to come to Lancaster University on a study placement, please consult your home institution as they inform you about the Erasmus+ grant. For more information about the study options at Lancaster please visit our Study Abroad webpage.

Brexit

Accordion

  • For Lancaster University students

    The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 with a ‘deal’ in place which means that the UK will participate fully in the Erasmus+ programme until 31 December 2020.

    Students currently on Erasmus+ placements will be eligible for the grant until the end of the 2019-20 academic year. It is expected that Erasmus+ funding for 2020-21 will be available as normal.

    Lancaster University will underwrite the Erasmus+ grant for all Lancaster University students undertaking an Erasmus+ placement in Europe in the 2021-22 academic year if necessary.

    The UK’s longer term participation in the new Erasmus+ programme has yet to be decided by the UK government and will be a matter for the upcoming EU-UK negotiations.

    Please see the University’s FAQs relating to Brexit. If you have any further questions please refer to the UK National Agency for Erasmus+ or contact the Global Experiences team.

  • For students coming to Lancaster from overseas

    The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 with a ‘deal’ in place which means that the UK will participate fully in the Erasmus+ programme until 31 December 2020.

    It is expected that Erasmus+ funding for 2020-21 will be available as normal.

    The UK’s longer term participation in the new Erasmus+ programme has yet to be decided by the UK government and will be a matter for the upcoming EU-UK negotiations.

    Please see the University’s FAQs relating to Brexit. If you have any further questions please refer to the UK National Agency for Erasmus+ or contact the Global Experiences team.

Erasmus+ Policy documents

Lancaster University conforms to the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and the Erasmus+ Student Charter (‌European Student Charter). You can also read the University's European Policy Statement (European Policy Statement).