Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.

Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for European participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad.

This section of the website contains information about the programme itself, how you can participate and the benefits of getting involved.

Erasmus+ offers exciting opportunities for participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe. It is aimed at students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers and professionals of organisations active in the education, training and youth sector.

Taking part in the programme helps you to develop personally and professionally; you will gain valuable international experience, broaden your horizons, experience new cultures and discover new ways of working. Erasmus+ is of particular benefit to young people who can learn new skills to improve their employability, acquire life skills, and develop their confidence.

Erasmus+ supports higher education students to study abroad for up to one year in another European university or to gain valuable international work experience in a European organisation. Apprentices and students in further or vocational education can also benefit from an international experience by taking part in a traineeship abroad or attending a European VET school.

Young people and those working in the youth sector can take part in a youth exchange or a volunteering scheme.

Check out the Programme Guide (UK). View guide