The European programme for higher education.

The Erasmus programme is aimed at higher education institutions that want to take part in the European Union’s programme Erasmus+ (2014-2020). The programme offers support in carrying out mobility projects for students and staff, and also for cooperation projects with foreign partner institutions. To take part in Erasmus+, higher education institutions must first apply for the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

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Higher education institutions participating in the Erasmus programme


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Who can submit an application?

All higher education institutions that have received the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020.


What does the Erasmus programme cover?

  • The Erasmus programme enables students and teaching and administrative staff of higher education institutions to undertake mobility placements in Europe.
  • Higher education institutions can also develop cooperation projects with organisations active in the education sector.


What are the application deadlines for Erasmus projects?

The definitive project application deadlines for 2014 have not yet been set. However, what is certain is that there will be separate application deadlines for mobility and cooperation projects:

  • Erasmus mobility projects: 17 March 2014
  • Erasmus cooperation projects: 30 April 2014


Which countries are involved in the Erasmus programme?

  • 28 EU Member States
  • Member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
  • EU accession candidates: Turkey and FYROM

List of countries participating in the Erasmus programme

Special needs

Additional funding can be applied for in the case of projects that integrate people with special needs. Please contact the Erasmus programme team:, 032 346 18 18.