Aston is a participant in the European Union's Erasmus programme, which is an educational exchange programme offered with the support of the Commission of the European Communities within the framework of its Lifelong Learning Programme. Aston holds an Extended Erasmus University Charter awarded by the European Commission and has a related Erasmus Policy Statement.
Erasmus Mobility for Students
Under the Erasmus programme, many of Aston's students spend their placement year, or part of it (minimum 3 months), as an exchange student at a partner university in Europe or working in an organisation in Europe. An Erasmus study or work placement must be a recognised part of the student’s Aston degree programme. The International Placement Team will be happy to provide you with more information about the Erasmus programme for students, including information about funding.
Erasmus Mobility for Staff
Erasmus also offers Aston teaching and administrative staff the opportunity to undertake Staff Teaching or Staff Training mobility to a partner institution or organisation in Europe. Contact Peter Lakeland or visit the Centre for Staff and Graduate Development’s webpage for further information.
Inter-institutional (Bilateral) Agreements
If you are interested in establishing an Erasmus Agreement with a partner institution in Europe, see the Guidance on Collaborative Provision. This includes a template Agreement form.
Professor Helen Higson, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, is the University’s Institutional Coordinator for Erasmus. Please contact the International Placement Team in the first instance.
The British Council is the National Agency for Erasmus in the UK and its website has a wealth of information about the opportunities available to both students and staff.
Detailed information about Erasmus Students' Fee waivers and Tuition Fee Loans can be found on The Hub
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