The Erasmus programme offers the following options:
Erasmus gives students at higher education institutions the opportunity to complete part of their studies in another higher education institution in Europe.
Duration: 3–12 months
Erasmus enables students at higher education institutions to undertake an internship or traineeship in another European country. Host organisations include enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organisations.
Duration: 3–12 months
Erasmus gives lecturers from higher education institutions or staff recruited from companies the opportunity to carry out a teaching assignment in a higher education institution in another European country. Duration: up to 6 weeks, at least 5 teaching hours per week
Teachers and other staff at higher education institutions can spend time undertaking professional development at other companies and establishments, such as a higher education institution. Subsidies are available for job shadowing, study trips and attending workshops and conferences.
Duration: 1–6 weeks
Intensive language courses
Erasmus intensive language courses are specialised courses in less widely used and taught languages. They are organised in the countries where these languages are used as teaching languages at higher education institutions. Students have the opportunity to study the language concerned as part of their semester or placement abroad in a higher education institution or an enterprise in a European country.
Duration: 2–6 weeks (with a minimum of 60 teaching hours in total and at least 15 teaching hours a week)
The Erasmus Consortium Placement Certificate
The Erasmus Consortium Placement Certificate recognises the financial and operational competence of a consortium to organise student placements and to apply for funding.
A placement consortium is composed of a group of higher education institutions holding an Extended EUC and other institutions such as businesses, foundations and research institutes. Consortium partners regulate all financial and administrative tasks and designate the institution that will assume the role of coordinator in a joint agreement. The consortium coordinator may apply for a placement certificate.