Funding is available to work abroad in Europe through the Erasmus+ programme.

Suspension of programme

Please note that the work abroad programme is unfortunately currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to receive future updates regarding the programme, please register your interest by clicking here.

Who can apply?

  • All students are eligible to apply for funding.
  • International students are not able to receive funding for an internship in their home country.

When can I go?

  • Placements must take place outside of teaching time
  • For current students, placements must be completed by the 14th September 2020
  • For recent graduates, placements must be completed within 12 months of graduation

Eligible Placements 

  • Placements must be full-time
  • Placements must be for a minimum of two months
  • Placements must take place in one of the countries below:

All EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (continuing students only), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

EFTA EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. (Please note, Switzerland is not eligible.)

Candidate countries: Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 




Monthly Grant

Group 1 countries (high cost of living)

Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway


Group 2 countries (medium cost of living)

Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal


Group 3 Countries (low cost of living)

Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey

Students with a household income of under £25000 can apply for an additional €20 per month.


How to apply

  1. Step one: Find a placement
  2. Step two: Submit an online application for funding
    1. Applications must be submitted at least two months before the start of your placement. For placements taking place after graduation, applications must be submitted before graduation
    2. You must upload evidence that you have been offered a placement

How to find a placement

Students are responsible for sourcing their own placements, but here is some guidance: