Erasmus+ is a European exchange programme that gives students the opportunity to study and conduct a traineeship in Europe. Erasmus+ is well known and is a good merit with employers both in Sweden and abroad.
As an Erasmus student you can study at a university in one of the 32 so called programme countries* 2-12 month per educational level without having to pay any tuition fees. Within the Erasmus programme, you can also conduct a traineeship/collect data for a thesis project at a company, organisation or university in Europe for 2-12 months per educational level. For both studies and traineeships within the Erasmus programme, you will receive a grant from the European commission.
*All countries within the EU+ Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey and the United Kingdom (at least until 31 May 2023).
Erasmus studies outside of the EU
Erasmus+ also includes a programme called International credit Mobility (ICM). Through ICM, we as a university can apply for funding to sign exchange agreements with specific universities outside of the EU. Thanks to ICM, students can receive a grant for both the exchange studies and travel.
More information about Erasmus+
Since 1992, Sweden has been a part of the Erasmus programme. A lot has happened since then and the programme has grown to include for example exchange studies, traineeships and mobility for teachers and staff.
Erasmus+ is financed through the European commission. If you want to know more about the Erasmus programme, visit the European commission’s website.
To be a part of the Erasmus+ programme, a university has to have an Erasmus charter. The charter describes what commitments the university has towards the grant holder and vice versa. You can read more about what rights and obligations you as an Erasmus grant holder has in the Erasmus Student Charter Pdf, 643 kB..
Uppsala University has its own Erasmus charter Pdf, 604 kB. and its own Erasmus Policy Statement Pdf, 82 kB. that describes why Uppsala University has chosen to be a part of the Erasmus+ programme. For the new Erasmus programme period, 2021-2027, Uppsala University’s Erasmus charter Pdf, 539 kB. has been renewed. There’s a new Erasmus Policy Statement Pdf, 285 kB. describing Uppsala University’s continued commitment to the principles of the Erasmus programme.
The European commission has launched an app that contains practical advises and information for students participating in an Erasmus exchange or traineeship.
Useful information can be found at GoinGlobal. With country-specific information on how to apply for jobs/traineeships, labour market trends and other resources available. You can also find advice on how to write a job/traineeship application, advice for job interviews, as well as information on work permits, visa regulations and salary levels.