Erasmus+ programme

Co-funded by the European Union, the Erasmus+ programme aims to increase student and staff movement within the European Community.

Run by the European Commission, and managed by the British Council in the UK, the two key benefits of the Erasmus+ scheme for students are:

  1. financial support from the European Commission offered to all students completing an Erasmus+ study placement or traineeship
  2. the opportunity to receive language support in the language of your host country.  

In order to be eligible for these features, Bristol students must opt into the programme during their application to Global Opportunities and fulfil strict Erasmus+ documentation requirements. 

The University of Bristol currently holds Erasmus+ agreements with 100 European universities and arranges 450 Erasmus+ study placements and traineeships each year.

Erasmus+ funding is not confirmed for students undertaking placements abroad from 2021/22 onwards as this is subject to confirmation following the UK's exit from the European Union. Check the University’s Brexit information pages for the latest information. 

Through the Erasmus+ programme, we also provide financial support for University staff mobilities to EU institutions for the purposes of teaching and training. 

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