Worried about the costs of studying or training abroad? The EU is here to help! The Erasmus+ programme provides grants for students and people in vocational training alike, and ErasmusPro can fund 6-12 month apprenticeship placements abroad. This means that whoever I am and whatever my course or profession, time away from home is both rewarding and financially affordable.
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MY STUDIES. MY LIFE.
Gain new skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad
Studying abroad can make me a more informed, cultured and knowledgeable person – making me more employable as a result. The Erasmus+ programme enables me to study, train, volunteer, or do a youth exchange in one of 33 countries around Europe and beyond. I can learn a new language, discover a new country and meet new people; so where did I put my passport?
Want to give something back to the community? This could be by supporting newly arrived asylum seekers, clearing vegetation to prevent forest fires, or helping distribute aid in disaster-affected regions. I can volunteer, work or do a traineeship through the European Solidarity Corps to help communities in Europe, and at the same time learn valuable new skills.
Need to brush up on French or get to grips with Greek? I can take a digital course on the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support website before I leave home. What’s more, this new skill, and the others I gain during my time abroad, will give my CV an extra spark, helping me to stand out to employers.
Can’t get enough of studying? Completing an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree allows me to study as a postgraduate in two different countries in the EU or around the world. Or as an academic, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions can give me the opportunity to live, research and work abroad.
How it works
My EU citizenship gives me a ticket to study, train, discover and be inspired in one of 33 countries around Europe and the world through the Erasmus+ scheme. Whether I’m a student looking to enhance my studies within a new culture, or a young worker who wants to train and increase my employability in a unique environment, Erasmus+ gives me access to new skills, knowledge and experience. I could even volunteer for rich and rewarding experiences, enabling me to express solidarity with other Europeans. All I need to do is choose a country, practice my language skills and prepare for an unforgettable experience.
Did you know
people will study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad between 2014 and 2020, thanks to Erasmus+.
The percentage of students who felt satisfied or very satisfied with the Erasmus+ scheme.
The Erasmus+ budget invested in supporting young people to learn, study and develop in 2016.
Hundreds of thousands of opportunities are a few clicks away. To apply for my own Erasmus+ adventure, I can contact the national agency in the country where I live. Read more
Unsure what to expect of my time abroad? My rights and obligations are set out for me to read in the Erasmus+ Student Charter. Read more
helps artists and creatives pursue opportunities in cultural sectors abroad – find out how to benefit. Read more
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