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What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is a European project that allows University students to take part in an exchange programme and provides funding to help support and encourage students to take part in this fantastic programme. All students who have successfully completed 2 years at Coventry University can go on a year-abroad placement.

Opportunity availability is dependent on the UK’s position on the Erasmus+ programme with regards to exiting the European Union.

What options are there?

You have the choice of either of the following options:


Erasmus+ gives you the opportunity to study at a partner university for a full-academic year.

  • Spend between three months to twelve months in a university or enterprise in a European country
  • Students are eligible for a free online language course of their choice
  • Erasmus+ study is accredited by the University


Erasmus+ gives you the opportunity to complete a work placement for a full-academic year.

  • The minimum allowed period for a placement is two months, or one academic year, and the maximum is 12 months
  • Students are eligible for a free online language course of their choice
  • Erasmus+ placements are accredited by the University

Why should I apply? 

What we say

Routes - Study or Work - on the Erasmus+ programme share the same benefits and will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn a new language whilst abroad and receive free online language courses prior to departure
  • Experience a new university culture including new teaching techniques and flexibility within modules
  • Improve your CV
  • Become a globally-aware graduate
  • Develop personally and professionally
  • Make new friends
  • Get paid to go abroad

What our students say

Without a doubt we would recommend to anyone to do an internship abroad as it gives you the chance to gain professional experience, learn about different culture, become independent and responsible and figure out what you enjoy doing in life.

Ivana and Alexandra, Erasmus+ Placement at AIM, Madrid

How to apply

To apply for any of the routes on the Erasmus+ programme visit our page on the CU student portal.

Support, funding and further information

Erasmus+ is free to get involved and funding is given to students who go on the experience as an incentive.

Funding for study placements currently ranges from 370-420 euros, depending on the location and for working placements, it is 470-520 euros. The exact funding allocations for each country can be found on the official British Council Website.

Alongside this, you may also be able to receive financial support through our 'Flying Start' scheme.

For further information on Erasmus+ you can download the following documents: 

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