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

Lancaster University has many Erasmus+ partners and sends over 150 students to study or work in the EU each year. Erasmus+ placements typically take the form of a year or term abroad in the second or third year of your undergraduate degree. You can see where there are opportunities here. There are also options for postgraduate students in some departments.

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).

At the moment, there is uncertainty on whether the UK parliament will agree the EU Withdrawal Bill, or whether the UK will leave the EU without a deal. If the EU Withdrawal Bill is agreed in its current form, the UK can stay in the Erasmus+ Programme until 2020. It is unclear at present what the situation will be if the UK leaves without a deal or with an alternative exit arrangement.

Placements to EU countries may be affected but we are working with our partners to reduce the impact and ensure students' placements can go ahead. There may be changes to where students can go but we are committed to ensuring that as many Lancaster students benefit from an overseas placement as possible.

To support our student mobility strategy, we will underwrite the Erasmus+ grant for all Lancaster University students undertaking an Erasmus+ placement in Europe in the 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years should this become necessary. Information about how students can apply for funding will be communicated directly to students who are eligible for the Erasmus+ grant in the year prior to their study abroad period in Europe.

Further information about Erasmus+ grants for work or study placements can be found on the Funding your Work or Study Placement page and you will find more detailed information about the Erasmus+ Programme here. If you have other questions, please contact the Erasmus+ Team.

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