Your first step in applying to take part in Erasmus+ will be to contact your local Erasmus+ co-ordinator who will be able to answer all your questions. You can also be able to keep in touch with past Erasmus+ students – a great way to get all the low down.
Erasmus+ applications for academic year 2016/17 will be open in January, 2016 and will be announced on our official web page. Late applications will not be considered. Applications will be assessed and successful applicants will have one week to accept or decline their offer.
After the deadline, your application will be considered by Erasmus+ Office in your subject area, who will allocate the places available in your subject area.
You must check before submitting your online application via their main subject area that the institution(s) they plan to apply to offer(s) courses in both of their degree subjects and that Erasmus+ Coordinators in both their subject areas would support their application.
Once you have been allocated an Erasmus+ place, Erasmus+ Office will contact your host university to nominate you formally. You must then follow your host university's instructions and processes for admission.
Be aware that you must meet their deadlines (which vary from institution to institution). Late applications may not be accepted.
It is important that you do some research into the courses on offer at your proposed host university/ies. You will receive credit for the courses you complete whilst on exchange so it's also important to be aware of the credit system used by the host university.
Most European Institutions award European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. ECTS is a standard system for comparing the study attainment and performance of students across the European Union and other collaborating European countries.
One academic year of study normally corresponds to 60 ECTS credits (this is usually equivalent to 1500-1800 hours of study in all countries irrespective of standard or qualification type).
If you have queries about the courses you plan to take whilst on exchange, or your academic requirements for IAU, you should discuss this with the Erasmus+ Coordinator in your subject area.