About Erasmus

Erasmus+ opportunities

As a student at London Metropolitan University, an opportunity may exist to study for part of your degree in another European country.

Erasmus+ is part of the European Union Life Long Learning Programme for co-operation in the field of education. Under Erasmus+ London Metropolitan University has student exchange agreements with 30 partners in 13 European countries.

From your second year of study onwards, you can spend one or two semesters (academic year) studying at one of the University's partner institutions, depending on your degree course. The period abroad will be fully accredited towards your final degree and no fee will be charged by the host institution during your stay.

As an initiative to encourage student mobility, eligible students may receive an Erasmus grant. This grant is not meant to cover all your expenses (as if you stayed in the UK you would receive nothing) but it should help with any extra expenses incurred.

First year students

First year students: although you are not eligible to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until your second year, now is a good time to research your opportunities abroad. You can apply while in your first year for second year participation. Planning ahead is highly recommended as for some of our partner universities you will require a reasonable knowledge of their native language. You may want to take advantage of London Metropolitan University's Open Language Programme to brush up on your foreign language skills.

As many of the course modules at LondonMet now run for the whole year, this may affect your opportunity to study abroad for one semester only. Students hoping to go abroad for one semester in their second year should speak to their PAA about the modules that will be on offer for one semester only (if any) and if it would be possible to incorporate one semester Erasmus into their degree programme.

The easiest scenario is for students to go abroad for a full academic year in the second year of a three year degree or the third year of a four year degree. Students may also combine a semester in the USA/Japan/West Indies with an Erasmus semester.

Although it is technically possible to go away on Erasmus in your final year we do not recommend this as delays in getting grades or transcripts from the host university may delay your graduation.