The Erasmus Experience

The Erasmus Programme

Erasmus students are those that take advantage of the Erasmus exchange program, a well supported and organised scheme that has been in operation since the late 1980's. It allows for students to study at universities in the EU member states for set periods of time.


Erasmus students study a wide variety of subjects but most use the program for advancing their language skills with a view to working in the international sphere, and it is advised that anyone interested seeks information on the Erasmus scheme online.

With a selection of scholarships available and a network of universities across many different EU member states the scope for students on the Erasmus scheme is wide and varied.

The EU does not fund scholarships specifically for people from certain countries who wish to study English.

However, the promotion of language learning and linguistic diversity is one of the specific objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme, which provides linguistic support for the language used by participants for studying, carrying out a traineeship or volunteering abroad.

Part 2: What is the Erasmus Program