Erasmus+ Students


What is an Erasmus+ mobility for students? 

Erasmus+ offers students the opportunity to undertake a study period or traineeship abroad as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree. It offers students the chance to expand their geographical and intellectual horizons through studying and working throughout Europe. You’ll find testimonials on this page from students about their experience of going on Erasmus+ and more information on the Erasmus+ Programme.

Students who go on Erasmus will have the option to study at a higher education institution in Europe (for a period of 3 to 12 months) or undertake a traineeship at a host enterprise (for a period of 2 to 12 months).

I would like to go on Erasmus, how do I get started?

The first step is to contact the International Office at your Higher Education Institution. They will be able to advise you of specific opportunities available to you.

Will I receive funding?

While on Erasmus, students are exempt from paying tuition fees at the host institution and regularly receive financial support from the European Commission to help cover their expenses. The Commission supports students for a maximum of 12 months and a student can start their mobility anytime from the end of their first year in university to one year after they graduate (post-graduation students are only eligible to take part in traineeships). Funding for individual students is organised through the International Office of a Higher Education Institution.

Due to a physical, mental or health-related condition, I would incur additional costs going on on an Erasmus+ Mobility. Will these be covered? 

Additional funding is available those with physical, mental or health-related conditions to assist with additional costs incurred. Find out more by clicking here to view our website page on additional support.

Do I receive credit recognition for participation in Eramus+?

Upon completion of their study programme, students receive full recognition of their Erasmus study programme utilising the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

What are my rights and obligations on an Erasmus+ mobility?

The Erasmus Student Charter highlights your rights and obligations and tells you what you can expect from your sending and receiving organisations at each step of your Erasmus+ experience. Click the link below to find out more.


Erasmus+ Student Charter

I am an international student and would like to study in Ireland, where to I start? 

The first step is to contact the international office at your Higher Education Institution. You can find out more about education in Ireland by clicking here.

I am not a student or staff member at a Higher Education Institution but would like to take part in Erasmus+, are there opportunities available for me?

The Erasmus+ Programme offers a wide range of opportunities in Adult Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Youth.  This is the website for Erasmus+ National Agency for Higher Education which is based in the Higher Education Authority. Léargas, is the Erasmus+ National Agency for Adult Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Youth. Please visit the Léargas website to find more information.


Erasmus+ in Ireland

Study in Europe

European Education Area Portal



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