Programmes and funding for overseas study/work
Erasmus+ started on 1 January 2014 and replaces current funding programmes run by the European Commission in the area of education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ provides opportunities for Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Individuals must apply through their organisation and before being able to apply for Erasmus+ funding you need to register your organisation.
The following guide aims to answer any questions about the Erasmus+ programme
Or visit the About Erasmus+ webpage for more information.
You can read Making an impact in Erasmus+ to see a selection of project stories from 2015 demonstrating how UK organisations are making an impact as a result of the Erasmus+ and predecessor EU programmes.
The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants. OLS offers participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) the opportunity to assess their skills in the foreign language(s) they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, some selected participants may follow an online language course to improve their competence. Available in 6 languages – German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch.
Recognising that Erasmus+ is not always accessible to everyone, the European Commission has launched Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Press Release, March 2018), described as the online version of Erasmus+.
With a focus on inclusion and intercultural learning, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange aims to reach young people from different social backgrounds and provide an accessible way for them to improve their skills.
The pilot scheme will link students and young people from the 33 Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Southern Mediterranean neighbouring region. Activities take place as part of higher education programmes or organised youth projects, with participants able to join open online courses, moderated discussions, and transnational project groups.
If you've already successfully completed a first class degree or recognised equivalent level of education a Master’s Degree is your chance to really take your education to the highest level, and thanks to Erasmus+ you can finish your studies and get to travel at the same time. Set up on 1 January 2014, Erasmus+ offers an internationally recognized Joint Master’s Degree (JMD) in over thirty countries across the European Union.
By studying a Joint Master’s Degree you’ll be expanding and proving your knowledge of a subject while benefitting from the international expertise on that subject. You’ll meet new people, you’ll improve your language skills, and a Master’s Degree qualification on your CV will further demonstrate your academic prowess and help you stand out. A number of scholarships and loans are available to help finance your JMD.
See where your language skills could take you. The British Council English Language Assistant programme spans five continents, placing people in 14 countries around the world. Becoming a Language Assistant is an experience that will stay with you for life. As well as improving your language skills and exploring a community, you'll build your sense of independence and gain the satisfaction of firing young imaginations.
This site provides information on scholarships, grants and awards to finance your studies in the EU.
There are a variety of options, whether you want to study in the UK or further afield in Europe.
Application process for the appointment of Language Assistants to Higher Education Institutions in Russia by the Scotland-Russia Forum through the St Petersburg Association for International Cooperation 2015-2016. Applicants should be graduates, or be about to graduate, ideally in Russian, although candidates with an interest in the country and willingness to begin learning Russian before taking up the post will be considered. Enquiries should be directed to Joe Wake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Trust is an educational charity specialising in overseas volunteering in 34 countries for school-leavers aged 17-19. From their base on the Hebridean Isle of Coll, they annually select 280-300 young people from across the UK and Europe for year-long voluntary teaching and social care projects. Please note volunteers are required to raise their own funds.
To find out more about volunteering with Project Trust and placements available, you can visit the Project Trust website via the link above or listen to staff and volunteers talk about the organisation and their experiences on our Project Trust pages.
From 2015, UCAS will be including European universities in the admissions process. The Study in Europe website will help you make informed decisions about your studies in Europe with their unique database. Stay organized and compare all accredited programs by tuition fees, language, financial assistance, place and institution.
Calling all Brits! Check out this range of current international scholarships for UK students to study across the world (published 30 July 2018). Whether you’re applying for an undergraduate degree, considering a master’s or keen to study a PhD, there’s likely to be a scholarship available to help you with funding.