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ERASMUS programme

What is Erasmus?

The principal aim of the Erasmus Programme is to enrich European dimension of higher education. It promotes student and teacher mobility within the European Union, through bilateral agreements between university institutions.

This mobility program has experienced several stages. Originally, it was set up through the PIC (Interuniversity Cooperation Programmes). Later, Erasmus was part of the Socrates Programme (1997/98 - 2006/07). At present, this type of European mobility is entering a new stage being integrated into the Lifelong Learning Programme, 2007/08 - 2012/13, and supporting the Building of European Higher Education Area.

The objectives of the Erasmus programme are:

  • To allow students to benefit educatively, linguistically and culturally from the learning experience in other European countries.
  • To promote cooperation between institutions and to enrich the educational environment of host institutions.
  • To contribute to the creation of a community of young and future well qualified professionals, with clear minds and international experience.
  • To facilitate transparency and academic recognition of credits for stays abroad, through the ECTS system.

More information: European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus


How does Erasmus work?

How to participate?

Application must be submitted prior to the mobility course, during the period when the call is open (December/January).


Students interested in participating in this type of European mobility can apply for one of the places offered in their area of study and published together with the call. It is not possible to apply for a place at a university that does not appear on the list, nor apply for a study area that is not present in the offer.

Duration of stay:

The period of stay of an Erasmus student at another European university varies according to each place and agreement. A study period can take from 3 to 12 months within the same academic course. Each place has a fixed number of months.


After submitting applications a selection of candidates is made at the UdL and places are assigned to them.

After selection:

The contact with the destination university is established. If the student is finally accepted, he or she will enjoy the condition of Erasmus. The student will enroll at the UdL and will take part of his studies at the university of destination, without having to pay a new tuition there.

The student is responsible for organizing the trip and the practical aspects related to her stay.

Information on the credit recognition system.

Information on financial support.

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