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European Union : program ERASMUS

The ERASMUS, has partnerships between higher education institutions for transfer of students from campuses in Europe. (2000-2006) .The ERASMUS is a part of the community program SOCRATES. The ERASMUS accentuates transfer, transparency and acknowledgement of higher education in Europe.


Actions :

• Transfer of students for completion of one part of their education in a foreign country : spreading information, learning languages, working program for students, developing a system of credit transfer to facilitate acknowledgement of academic courses between institutions.

• To provide financial aid to students to enable them to complete part of their education in a foreign university (3 - 12 months) in a program of cooperation. These foreign study programs are accepted by the home university and credits are transferred towards the diploma. The transfer is valid from the end of the second year until the doctorate level and includes internships in a foreign country.

• This is valid for all fields and at all levels until the doctorate.

• Geographical sectors :

  • European Union : Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden
  • Members of European Common Space : Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein
  • Central and Eastern European countries : Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia
  • Cyprus, Malta and Turkey

To obtain information on mobility for students please contact the International office of the university of origin.

Useful Readings :

Guide of candidature 2000, European commission, 55p, free
(distributed by the agency Socrates — France) and available on internet :

Useful addresses :

General information : Sources of Europe, resource info-point Europe.

Technical assistance office Socrates :
Leonardo et Jeunesse
59-61 rue de Trèves
B-1000 Bruxelles

Tel : 00.322.233.01.11, Fax : 00.322.233.01.50
Web site :

European Commission :
Director general of education and culture,
200, rue de le Loi
B-1049 Bruxelles

Tel : 00.322.296.92.17
Web site :

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