Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its €14.7 billion budget will provide study, work experience and volunteering opportunities for more than 4 million Europeans.
Erasmus+ contributes to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, employment, social justice and inclusion, as well as to the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation within the field of education and training (ET 2020).
Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of partner countries in the field of higher education, in addition to helping to achieve the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.
The following specific objectives are proposed within the programme:
- Reduce unemployment, especially among young people.
- Promote adult education, especially in regards to the new skills and qualifications required by the job market.
- Encourage young people to participate in Europe’s democratic life.
- Support innovation, cooperation and reforms.
- Reduce school dropout rates.
- Promote cooperation and mobility with the EU’s partner countries.
Université de Strasbourg
De Haagse Hogeschool
Karlshochschule International University
Queen’s University Belfast
Université Paris Est Créteil
EPHEC – Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales
Instituto Superior de Administração e Gestão
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Nordwestern
Moravian Business College Olomouic
Avans University of Applied Sciences
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
IBA Business Academy
Haute Ecole Condorcet
Instituto Superior de Entre Douro e Voug
Università di Foggia
Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide study, work experience and volunteering opportunities for more than 4 million Europeans.
Erasmus+ extends these opportunities to everyone: students, staff, trainees, teachers, volunteers, etc. and is not limited to Europe and Europeans.
Study abroad is an essential part of the Erasmus+ programme and has proven positive effects on subsequent employment prospects. They also represent an opportunity to improve language skills, gain independence and self-confidence and to be introduced to new cultures.
Opportunities are available for undergraduate, Master’s or PhD students.
Erasmus+ helps to organise student exchanges between the programme countries with which ESERP has an agreement (Portugal, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Switzerland, Czech Republic…). By studying abroad with Erasmus+ you can improve your communication, language and intercultural assimilation skills and acquire other generic skills that are highly valued when looking for a job.
The study abroad periods can last anywhere from a minimum of 3 months (or a course or academic semester) to a maximum of 12 months.
You can take part in several Erasmus+ exchanges, as a student or as an intern, however the total amount of time spent abroad (including study periods) cannot exceed 12 months of your undergraduate degree programme.
To study abroad with Erasmus+ you must be enrolled at ESERP and take out an insurance policy designed for university students. You can take it out here.
On the other hand, first cycle students must be at least in their second year of studies.
On the website you will find the regulatory bases of the mobility programmes to know the details and requirements to be able to access an Erasmus place. The study period abroad must be relevant to your degree and form part of the curriculum you are studying.
In order to study with Erasmus+, eserp and the host institution must have an inter-institutional agreement between them.
Antes del periodo de Estudios en el Extranjero:
ESERP, la institución de destino y el alumno, deben firmar un acuerdo de aprendizaje (Learning Agreement)* a fin de garantizar una preparación transparente y eficaz del intercambio y acordar qué asignaturas se cursarán en el extranjero y cuáles se reconocerán en la universidad de origen. Este documento establece los derechos y responsabilidades de las distintas partes.
Como estudiante, se te facilitará la Carta del Estudiante Erasmus+, en la que se detallan tus derechos y obligaciones en el periodo de estudios en el extranjero.
Después del periodo de estudios en el extranjero:
La institución de educación superior de destino proporcionará el expediente académico del estudiante. En este documento deben acreditarse las calificaciones obtenidas en las asignaturas cursadas.
ESERP reconocerá los créditos ECTS tal como se haya establecido en el acuerdo de aprendizaje (learning agreement) y convalidarlos en el expediente académico como cursados.
El objetivo del acuerdo es ofrecer una preparación transparente y eficaz del intercambio para garantizar que el estudiante obtenga el reconocimiento de las asignaturas completadas con éxito en el extranjero.
El acuerdo de aprendizaje detalla el programa de estudios que se cursará. El estudiante, la institución de destino y ESERP deben aprobarlo antes de que empiece el intercambio.
Las tres partes firmantes del acuerdo de aprendizaje se comprometen a cumplir todo lo acordado, garantizando así el posterior reconocimiento de los estudios realizados en el extranjero.
You can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship that helps to pay for your travel and living expenses. The scholarship may vary depending on any differences in the cost of living between the countries of origin and destination, the number of students who have applied for it, the distance between the two countries and the availability of other grants.Regardless of whether or not you are going to receive an Erasmus+ scholarship, you will sign a grant agreement that will specify the duration of the mobility period, the amount of the scholarship and all other rights and obligations.
As an Erasmus+ student, you will be exempt from tuition fees, enrolment fees and examination fees, as well as from access rights to laboratories and libraries at the host institution. The institution can, however, charge you for insurance or student union membership.
You can apply for additional scholarships from the ESERP, public administrations or other sources.
The Erasmus+ programme is the subject of a mid-term review, which started in 2017, and an impact study, which will be published at the end of the programme in 2020.
In the following report you can find more details on the benefits of exchanges abroad, particularly interesting for potential Erasmus students in chapter 3:
The results of the Erasmus+ programme are available in reports and compilations of statistics, as well as on the Erasmus+ projects platform, which presents most of the initiatives funded by the programme and a selection of good practices and achievements.
In this link you will find the statistics for Spain:
Below, you can find a summary of everything an international mobility programme can offer to a ESERP student.
Apart from being an adventure, studying a higher education programme in a foreign country represents a huge opportunity for your future, not only at a professional level, but also in terms of the opportunities related to personal growth. Because an Erasmus programme is not only a study trip; when living abroad, you will be influenced by many other factors in addition to the educational ones.
One of the main advantages of doing an Erasmus programme is that it’s much easier to learn another language when you live in another country, rather than burying your head in books and studying vocabulary. With just a bit of initiative on your behalf to improve and interact with people who already master the language, you will see your level drastically improve in a very short period of time.
When you move to another country, you will always be presented with the chance to meet many different people, who in this case will be associated with your field of study, meaning the people you meet can easily become valuable professional contacts in the future and, of course, great friends.
Another advantage of doing an Erasmus programme is that by living in a new country for a few months, you can get a pretty clear idea of the existing job opportunities, what people need, and the services they’d be willing to pay for. This can be very useful when it comes to finding a job, either now or at the end of your studies.
By doing an Erasmus programme, you will encounter many new situations, which will help you to mature and learn how to handle yourself in a much more effective way, since it’s very likely that you won’t have anyone else to do your paperwork or solve your problems for you.
Each country is its own world and no matter how similar it may be to your country of origin, there are always many new and interesting things to experience. Seeing your life from another point of view, from the eyes of other people with different experiences, is undoubtedly something that is highly interesting and enriching and is one of the many valuable advantages of doing an Erasmus programme.
When traveling somewhere new to continue your studies, there are many other things you will improve in. Your stay in a foreign country will allow you to easily learn a great deal about the country, while the people you meet will have many things to offer along with new points of view that you can take back with you, leading you in many cases to rethink your perspectives and become interested in other ways of thinking.
Possessing great language skills and having lived abroad is something that companies now take into great consideration. Human resources staff at companies are aware of the advantages of doing an Erasmus programme, which is why the people who have been lucky enough to partake in this experience will start out with an advantage over someone who hasn’t.
The Erasmus+ Alumni Association offers a dynamic forum to alumni for networking, professional development and intercultural exchange.
In this guide you can find all the information on the programme: