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Planned maintenance: 15 – 17 December

Due to planned maintenance, the services below will be unavailable from 20:00 on Friday 15 December until 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 17 December:

  • UCAS Undergraduate Apply and Track
  • UCAS Conservatoires Apply and Track
  • UCAS Teacher Training Apply, Track, and the search tool
  • UCAS Postgraduate Apply
During this time, you won’t be able to work on your application, sign in to Track, or use the UCAS Teacher Training search tool.
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Customer Experience Centre availability – 13 December

Our Customer Experience Centre will close at 15:45 (UK time) on Wednesday 13 December for staff training. It will open again, as usual, at 08:30 (UK time) on Thursday 14 December.

What is Erasmus?

The Erasmus programme (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is an EU funded programme that organises student exchanges.
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Each exchange is designed to enable the student to gain valuable international experience, either by studying part of their degree abroad, or undertaking a work placement (traineeship). The exchanges usually take place in the second or third year of a course, and can last up to twelve months. Universities that participate in this programme have a number of partner providers across Europe that offer student exchange placements.

To be eligible, you have to be registered at a higher education provider that is part of the programme, and enrolled on a course leading to a recognised degree or tertiary-level qualification. Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree, your personal development needs, and be part of the study programme you’re following. Erasmus exchange students don’t have to pay fees for their overseas studies, and there are some grants available to help with living costs, as well as funding support for students with physical, mental, or health-related conditions. You will need to apply for this programme through your university’s Erasmus or international office.

If you want to have the opportunity to do an Erasmus exchange as part of your higher education course, check to see if the unis you’re considering applying to are part of the Erasmus programme. You can find this information either on the universities’ websites or on the Erasmus Charter holders’ list.

For more detailed information, see Erasmus info for students and the list of European partner countries.