About the Programme
Erasmus programme is a European Union education and training programme which aims to increase the quality of higher education in Europe. For this purpose, the Programme promotes the co-operations between higher education institutions in Europe. The partnerships and mobility activities are financially supported by the Programme.
Who is Erasmus?
The aim of the Erasmus Program is to increase the quality of the Higher Education in Europe, and strengthen the European Dimension in the Higher Education in Europe. Actually, Erasmus is mostly related with the "mobility of university students". Erasmus is a program established to link universities in the member states of the European Union. Erasmus is one of the major branches of the EU- Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) that covers undergraduate and graduate studies in universities. The key objectives of the LLP Program, determined by the LLP Bureau in Brussels, are:
• To achieve a significant increase in student and staff mobility between European Higher Education Institutions,
• To promote broad and lasting inter-institutional co-operation,
• To contribute to the concept of a people's Europe,
• To contribute to the economic and social development of Europe through the creation of a significant number of higher education graduates with direct experience of intra- European cooperation.
Who can apply as an Erasmus Student?
ERASMUS student mobility for studies takes place between the home and host institution, which are linked through a previously concluded "inter-institutional agreements".
Detailed information about Erasmus programme can be found on the EU Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme web page linked below:http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/doc80_en.htm