Acronym for European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. It was established in 1987 by the European Community
ISPIRATION FOR THE NAME
Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch humanist and theologian (XV century), who travelled in different European countries to understand the various cultures
Around 270.000 students received EU grants to study or train abroad. 61% of Erasmus students are female. The average age is 22 years. On average, the students spend 6 months abroad
The average Erasmus grant amounts to € 272 per month, +9% compared to the previous year (€ 250).
In some countries it is supplemented by national, regional and institutional funding
The most popular ones have been Spain, Germany and France
(Graph with top 10 of the most chosen universities)
The countries where students mobility is highest, in proportion to their graduated population, have been Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Finland and Latvia (Graph with top 10 of countries “exporting” students)
Over the next seven years 4 million people will receive grants: 2 million higher education students and 300.000 staff members.
135.000 student and staff exchanges between European countries and partner countries around the world will be financed.