Erasmus+ is a European exchange programme that gives students the opportunity to study and conduct a traineeship in Europe. Erasmus+ is well known and is a good merit with employers both in Sweden and abroad.
As an Erasmus student you can study at a university in one of the 33 so called programme countries* 3-12 month per educational level without having to pay any tuition fees. Within the Erasmus programme, you can also conduct a traineeship/collect data for a thesis project at a company, organisation or university in Europe for 2-12 months per educational level. For both studies and traineeships within the Erasmus programme, you will receive a grant from the European commission.
*All countries within the EU+ Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia and the United Kingdom (et least until 31 May 2022) and Turkey.
Erasmus studies outside of the EU!
Erasmus+ also includes a programme called International credit Mobility (ICM). Through ICM, we as a university can apply for funding to sign exchange agreements with specific universities outside of the EU. Thanks to ICM, students can receive a grant for both the exchange studies and travel.
Read more about International Credit Mobility outside of the EU.
More information about Erasmus+
Since 1992, Sweden has been a part of the Erasmus programme. A lot has happened since then and the programme has grown to include for example exchange studies, traineeships and mobility for teachers and staff.
Erasmus+ is financed through the European commission. If you want to know more about the Erasmus programme, visit the European commission’s website.
To be a part of the Erasmus+ programme, a university has to have an Erasmus charter. The charter describes what commitments the university has towards the grant holder and vice versa. You can read more about what rights and obligations you as an Erasmus grant holder has in the Erasmus Student Charter. Uppsala University has their own Erasmus charter and their own Erasmus Policy Statement that describes why Uppsala University has chosen to be a part of the Erasmus+ programme.
The European commission has launched an app that contains practical advises and information for students participating in an Erasmus exchange or traineeship.
For students interested in conducting a traineeship abroad there is a website called GoinGlobal with country-specific information on how to apply for jobs/traineeships, labour market trends and other resources available. You can also find advice on how to write a job/traineeship application, good advices for job interviews, as well as information on work permits, visa regulations and salary levels.