Manchester Metropolitan University holds an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. This allows us to access Erasmus+ funding from the European Commission, in order to help you with the cost of studying and working abroad in Europe.

We also have a small number of Erasmus+ grants available for study in Malaysia through the Erasmus+ international mobility programme. For further information, please visit cost of studying abroad.

You could be eligible for an Erasmus grant if you study on an approved exchange programme at one of our Erasmus partner universities or work abroad at an approved placement provider, for between 3–12 months. This must be an integral part of your degree programme and you must not have previously benefitted from an Erasmus grant before for the same purpose.

The Erasmus grant amount is fixed by the European Commission and can change from year to year.

In 2018-19, the Erasmus grant to study in European destinations is set at €300-€350 per month with an additional top-up grant of €120 per month for students from low-income backgrounds.

The Erasmus grant for work placement students working in Europe is set at €400-450 per month with an additional top-up grant of €20 per month for students from low-income backgrounds working abroad in 2018-19.

The University can also apply to the Erasmus+ National Agency for an additional discretionary Erasmus allowance for students with significant special needs that would lead to costs which would exceed the maximum grant allocations allowed and which cannot be recovered from other sources.

Erasmus Study: How to Apply

 

If you are interested in spending one term or the full year at one of our European partner universities, you need to apply via your academic department.

Interested in studying in Europe?

  1. Join the Discover the World Festival in the Autumn term and attend your faculty/departmental exchange talk to find out where you can go
  2. Speak to your departmental Erasmus coordinator about your options and the academic impact of studying abroad. Please also refer to the Institutional Code of Practice for International Student Exchange
  3. Do your research into the different destinations and start saving money
  4. Follow the application procedures set out by your department
  5. By mid-late February, your department will select or allocate you to a destination and nominate you to the Exchanges Team
  6. If successfully nominated by your department, the Exchanges Team will then invite you to a 'what next' session in March so that you can begin preparing and applying to your host university!

There is no application form for you to complete to apply for the Erasmus funding- you just need to make sure that you follow your departmental processes to be selected and be nominated to study abroad.

You can also find out more on your faculty-specific exchange page:

Erasmus Work Placements: How to Apply

 

If you are interested in working abroad in Europe, you can speak to your faculty placement team for help and advice on how to secure your overseas placement.

  1. When your work placement in Europe has been approved by your faculty, the placement team will nominate you to the Exchanges Team which will allow us to reserve relevant funding for your placement
  2. If successfully nominated by your department, the Exchanges Team will then invite you to a 'what next' session in March so that you can begin preparing for your time abroad!

There is no application form for you to complete to apply for the Erasmus funding- you just need to make sure that you follow your departmental processes to be selected and be nominated to study abroad.

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