Erasmus+ Study

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The Erasmus+ Programme is co-funded by the European Union and supports higher education students to study abroad for up to one year in another European university or to gain valuable international work experience in a European organisation. With the help of Erasmus+ funding, DMU students have the opportunity to travel to a range of European countries to study and/or work for up to 12 months.

For the latest information and guidance about Brexit and the potential impact on Erasmus+ funding, visit the webpage here.

You can read about the experiences of DMU students that have been on Erasmus+ exchange here. Read our student exchange guide to find out more…

Why Erasmus+?

Can I take part?

Most full-degree students at DMU, including international students are eligible to participate in the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ study or traineeships take place after the completion of the second year of study at DMU.

 Erasmus+ study conditions

  • The study exchange must take place within one of your faculty’s partner institutions.
  • The study exchange period must be full-time.
  • The duration should be a full academic year

For more information about the impact of Brexit on the Erasmus+ exchange programme, students can read more here.


All Erasmus+ study participants that successfully pass their year abroad receive formal recognition and will graduate with the degree award ‘BA/BSc XXX with year abroad’. For further details, students can refer to the Student Exchange Year Abroad Recognition Guidance.


For Erasmus+ you do not pay tuition fees to the host university; instead you pay a small fee to DMU to study abroad. This fee includes the ongoing support from the Student Exchange Team, and all other services offered by DMU such as the Library, DSU, Student Services, Counselling and Welfare. The current fees are:

  • Home/EU students – £650*
  • International students – £750*

*This is the current fee for 2019-20 and may be subject to change

Financial support

Any loans, grants or scholarships you are entitled to are not affected by taking part in International Exchange or the Erasmus+ programme. This includes the Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan, and Maintenance Grants. Students participating in the Erasmus+ programme may also be eligible for a grant, which is designed to help cover some of the costs of your time spent overseas. Anyone on a work placement for 2 to 12 months or a study placement for 3 to 12 months is eligible.

Visas and insurance

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel or study in another EU country; however non-EU nationals will require a visa to study in Europe and are responsible for obtaining this. Once accepted, should you require visa advice, please contact the Student Exchange team.

All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of time overseas to cover personal possessions and healthcare. EU nationals can apply for a special European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), prior to leaving the UK.

Contact us

Need help deciding? Have questions? Get in touch with the Student Exchange team.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 0116 257 7613
  • Office: Visit us in Portland 0.37 between 9am and 12pm Monday to Thursday