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Erasmus+ students

Please note that following the EU referendum of 23 June 2016, the immigration status of EU students studying in the UK under the Erasmus+ programme and UK students studying in the EU and elsewhere under Erasmus+ has not changed.
They will continue to be eligible for their Erasmus+ grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU, and could be extended beyond this.

We have over 40 Erasmus agreements with partners throughout Europe. If you are studying with one of our partner institutions it may be possible for you to study at the University of Northampton, gaining credits which count towards your degree.

If you wish to apply for the Erasmus programme with us you should check with the European or International Office at their university to make sure that an Erasmus inter-institutional agreement is in place within your subject area. Students are usually nominated by their home institution and applications processed through the home university’s European or International Office.

Our courses are organised under the University Modular Framework (UMF) with programmes of study divided into separate units of study called modules. Modules are credit rated according to the Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (CATS) where a full year of study would equate to 120 CATS points (60 ECTS). Details of all modules are available.

Our Erasmus academic co-ordinators will guide you in your choice of programme to ensure that you can study the right subject areas with the correct number of credits. CAF modules usually last for a whole academic year but students who choose to study for a shorter period of time will be accredited with the appropriate number of credits. All courses are taught in English, and our English Language requirement is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent for Undergraduate study and IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for Postgraduate study. Mobility periods of one trimester or one academic year are offered and there are opportunities for Erasmus placements on some courses.

To find out what other Study Abroad opportunities we have available, please visit our Study Abroad page.

For more information on mobility opportunities, contact the University’s Erasmus and Mobility Co-ordinator Ann Pillans or email

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