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					Erasmus

Opportunities to study and
work abroad in the EU


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Erasmus Programme
   The Erasmus scheme, funded by the European
    Commission, was introduced in 1987 to promote
    student mobility within the EU.
   Erasmus offers EU students an opportunity to
    study and/or work (min 3 months, max 12
    months) in another EU country.
   Erasmus students can receive a grant to
    contribute to the extra costs of studying/working
    abroad.

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Erasmus Grants
 Erasmus grant allocations are made
  based on destination country, type of
  mobility, number of months abroad and
  funding available.
 Erasmus grants are paid in 2 parts: first
  payment near the beginning and second
  payment available during Sem 2.

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Erasmus Grants
Erasmus    grants are paid directly into
 student bank accounts via BACS.
Grants are usually paid in £ sterling.
The initial grant amounts for 2009/2010 will
 be based on 225 EUR per month, for the
 number of months abroad.


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Erasmus Grants - Examples
   A student studying and/or working in another
    Erasmus participating country for 10 months,
    would receive an initial grant of 2250 EUR
    (approx £2,070), calculated as follows;
    225 EUR x 10 months = 2250 EUR
   Second grant allocations not usually available till
    mid- Semester 2



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Erasmus Grants - Examples
 Below are some examples of grant funding
  based on 2008/2009 amounts:
A student studying in France, Germany or Spain
  for 10 months received an initial grant for the
  equivalent of 2450 EURO (£1,948.06 based on
  exchange rate of 1.25766).
   (€245 x 10 months)



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Erasmus Grants – Examples
A student on work placement for 10 months in
  most participating countries received an initial
  grant for the equivalent of 2500 EURO
  (£1,987.81 based on exchange rate of 1.25766)
This is calculated: €250 x 10 months.

Second grant for both study and work abroad for
  2008/2009 is based on €140/month.

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Erasmus Grant Paperwork
   No formal application as such (Erasmus students notified
    to RREA via School/Divisional offices).
   RREA sends information pack to student home address
    and/or via e-mail.
   Info pack includes: cover letter introducing Erasmus and
    instructions; bank details form; student mobility
    agreement (study and/or work incorporating a
    learning/training agreement); certificate of attendance;
    Erasmus report form.




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Erasmus Grant Paperwork
 Learning Agreements: all students
  studying abroad need to have a learning
  agreement signed by them, the home and
  host institution.
 Training Agreements: for students on work
  placement abroad a training agreement
  has to be signed by the student, home
  institution and work placement provider.
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Erasmus – additional information
   Currently, students abroad as Erasmus for the whole
    academic year will have their tuition fees waived.
   Should students return before completing a minimum of
    3 months, the whole Erasmus grant will have to be
    repaid.
   If a student returns earlier than planned, but after the min
    3 months has been achieved, the amount to be repaid
    will be worked out pro-rata.




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Erasmus – additional information
   Application forms for partner universities: check out the
    partner website. Most partners now have a standard
    application form/procedure.
   Accommodation: again, check out partner website for
    details.
   Insurance: whilst for health purposes most things are
    covered by the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card),
    it’s recommended that students take out their own
    insurance which will cover, for instance, additional
    medical/health items, personal possessions and
    personal/legal liability.

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Erasmus – useful websites
UK Erasmus National Agency
http://www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus
UK Erasmus Student Committee
http://www.ukerasmus.com
Erasmus Student Network
http://www.esn.org
European Health Insurance Card
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Healthadvicef
ortravellers/index.htm

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Erasmus – useful websites
Endsleigh - http://www.endsleigh.co.uk
(Endsleigh is an example of an insurance company which offers a
   specific study/work abroad policy. You may also want to check
   other companies or parents’ insurance policies).
Go Live It – http://www.goliveit.net
(Can provide help in finding accommodation in France, Germany, Italy
   and Spain, although a fee is involved).
Northumbria’s Erasmus website:
http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/erasmus


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Erasmus
Central Erasmus University contact:

Val Hunter
Research, Regional and European Affairs
21/22 Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
Tel: 0191 227 4108, Fax: 0191 227 4898
E-mail: val.hunter@northumbria.ac.uk

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