Erasmus+ is the EU Programme for education, training, youth and sport.
This is an exciting new generation of the Erasmus+ Programme, with the three key priorities of
- inclusion and diversity
- digital transformation
- environment and the fight against climate change.
There are a range of new options and features available in the 2021-2027 Programme including blended mobilities, blended intensive programmes and doctoral mobility.
EurIreland.ie is the website of the Erasmus+ National Agency for Higher Education which is based in the International Section of the Higher Education Authority. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland.
Léargas is the National Agency for Erasmus+ in Adult Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Youth.
Please click on the link below to view the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2021, which contains a wealth of information about opportunities available through the Programme.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a student/staff member at a Higher Education Institution and would like to go on an Erasmus+ mobility, how do I do this?
If you are a student or staff member within a higher education institution and you are interested in participating in the Erasmus+ programme, please contact the international office in your higher education institution, who can guide you through the application process.
I would like to take part in an Erasmus+ Traineeship , how do I do this?
Please find more information about Erasmus+ Traineeships here.
I am going to do a Masters abroad next year, is there Erasmus funding for this?
Please find more information here about the specific conditions associated with Masters Loans.
You might also be interested in opportunities available through Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, please find more information here.
You may be eligible for tax relief on your tuition fees, please find more information here.
Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020)
What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad. Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
Who can participate in Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is open to many individuals and organisations, although eligibility varies from one action to another and from one country to another. Individuals can take part in many of the opportunities funded by Erasmus+, although most will have to do so through an organisation taking part in the programme. The eligibility of individuals and organisations depends on the country in which they are based. Eligible countries are divided into two groups, Programme countries and Partners countries. Although Programme countries are eligible for all actions of Erasmus+, Partner countries can only take part in some, and are subject to specific conditions.
Aims and Objectives of Erasmus+
The Erasmus+ Programme aims to contribute to the achievement of:
- the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target;
- the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks;
- the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education;
- the overall objectives of the EU Youth Strategy (framework for European cooperation in the youth field);
- the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport;
- the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union.