How can Erasmus+ help you?
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, supporting students who wish to spend time overseas. If you are a Swansea University student studying or working in Europe as part of your degree, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant. To qualify for funding, your placement must last a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of 12 months. The length of your placement will depend on your degree scheme and must be discussed with your Academic Coordinator within your College.
Studying or working abroad is a valuable and rewarding experience. Whilst developing your cultural experience, you will also improve your employability and international network.
All placements are governed by the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020.
How much funding is available?
Funding varies depending on which country you study or work in. Funding also varies each year and is set by the British Council. The Go Global team will provide you with the relevant paperwork to complete prior to your departure.
In 2017/18, you will receive a monthly grant of up to 330 euros per month for study, or up to 430 euros per month for student traineeships. In order to receive funding, you must meet the minimum duration of 90 days. There is additional funding available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
If you are studying or working abroad in 2018/19, you can expect more information about the monthly grant rate prior to your departure. The Go Global team will usually receive confirmation of these amounts in May/June and will inform you as soon as we have more information so that you can budget accordingly for your time abroad.