Erasmus+ outgoing study options

UON students interested in study and work in Europe

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How has the Erasmus+ programme been affected by Brexit?

University of Northampton students who wish to study or work in Europe and students at European Erasmus+ partner universities wishing to study at UON are eligible to do so until the University’s Erasmus+ KA103 Programme funding expires at the end of May 2023.

Key changes for participants post-Brexit can be found at the UK Erasmus+ National Agency website.

Where can I go?

UON’s Programme provides funding for UON students and recent graduates to study or work in an Erasmus+ Programme Country in Europe.

STUDY: UON has 4 Erasmus+ partner universities, one in each of the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium, which offer a variety of courses for UON Education students to choose from, depending on their degree programme at UON.

Study options in other subject areas may be available, depending on your course of study at UON. Please contact your academic advisor for further details.

Study periods must be at least 3 months in duration to qualify for funding.

WORK PLACEMENTS (Erasmus+ Traineeship): Students who have secured a placement for between 2-12 months in any of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries can apply for funding for an Erasmus+ Traineeship by contacting ann.pillans@northampton.ac.uk

Please note that students can also apply for funding as a “Recent Graduate”, provided they apply whilst still enrolled with UON and that their Traineeship will be completed within one year of graduation.

Study periods must be at least 2 months in duration to qualify for funding.

How do I apply?

Applications for study are subject to an internal selection procedure, as well as availability of places and Erasmus+ funding. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide a 400-word statement in support of your application. Academic staff will formally ‘nominate’ those students who have been selected to apply for a place.

The application process for each partner university is different but we will advise and help you with your application once you have made your choice. We have a limited number of places with each partner university, but all the partners are excellent and there is a wide choice of programmes if you are unable to secure your first choice.

Who can apply?

All students registered for a course of study with UON or one of UON’s Erasmus+ partner Universities in Europe are eligible to participate in the Programme, subject to UK visa requirements and the visa requirements of the host country.

Are there any restrictions due to COVID-19?

During the pandemic, both UON and its Erasmus+ partner universities significantly increased their online content so that students could complete their studies abroad.  Most Universities have now returned to face-to-face teaching, whilst retaining on-line elements, which has created greater flexibility.  However, it is students’ responsibility to check, in conjunction with the relevant academic staff, that they are happy with the content before making an application.

Please note that all applications/offers made by UON and its Erasmus+ partners are subject to the above and to any internal/external travel advice/restrictions caused by the pandemic or other factors.

Will I get an Erasmus+ grant?

UON students who are offered a place to study at one of our Erasmus+ partner Universities will be automatically eligible for a grant through the University’s Erasmus+ programme.

Erasmus+ grants will be calculated on an individual basis for outgoing students. Grant rates are set by the UK Erasmus+ National Agency. Please note the different rates for Study and Traineeships, and additional payments for students who qualify for the Widening Participation grant as defined by Erasmus+ programme regulations.

All grants are subject to UON’s Erasmus+ funding availability.

Full information on the UK’s Erasmus+ programme can be found on the Erasmus+ website. UON’s Erasmus & Mobility Officer (EMO) can provide further information and assistance as required and will assist nominated students with the Erasmus+ application process.

Contact Us

For further information, please email ann.pillans@northampton.ac.uk or erasmus@northampton.ac.uk .

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