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

Why Erasmus+?

Can I take part?

Most full-degree students at DMU, including international students, in their first or second year are eligible to participate in the Erasmus+ programme. The Erasmus+ study or traineeship will usually 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 minimum period of study exchange is three months and maximum 12 months.

Erasmus+ traineeship conditions

  • The work placement must be in line with your studies and signed off by the placements team and your personal tutor.
  • The work placement period must be full-time.
  • The minimum period of work placement is two months and maximum 12 months.

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 #DMUglobal Erasmus+ 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 2017-18 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 #DMUglobal 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 Eramsus team.

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