Erasmus+ is the EU funding program for education, training, youth and sports between 2014 and 2020. The University of Oxford has successfully obtained Erasmus Charter to participate in the program.
The Erasmus program
The Erasmus + program is based on the achievements of more than 25 years of European programs in the fields of education, training and youth.
It promotes the mobility of students and staff for study and work, and promotes transnational cooperation projects among universities throughout Europe. Currently, the plan includes nine out of ten European higher education establishments and supports cooperation between universities in 33 countries.
Erasmus has developed beyond an educational program: it has acquired the status of a social and cultural phenomenon. It gives many European university students their first chance to live and prosper abroad. Around 3 million students have benefited from Erasmus since its introduction in 1987.
The implications of the UK’s plans to leave the membership of the European Union
The National Agency Erasmus + UK updated its declaration on December 21, 2017 confirming that it remains fully committed to the Erasmus + program. Based on the statements of the Government of the United Kingdom and the National Agency, we hope that the Erasmus + program will be available for years abroad and take place in the academic years up to and including the 2019-20 academic year.
The University still does not know if access to the Erasmus + program will be available for years abroad in the academic years after 2019-20, as it depends on the impact of the UK’s plans to leave the EU. Information about the Erasmus + program will be updated on this page as soon as it is announced. You can also check our dedicated website for details on the broader impact of the referendum result.