Erasmus is a European Union project that allows university students to undertake a period of study in a university in other member countries of the European Union, or in non-European countries that are partner of the program.
This study period abroad is supported by the European Union with a scholarship.
The main idea of this project is that by studying abroad with the Erasmus Plus program, students can improve their communication skills, knowledge of foreign languages and intercultural skills, which are particularly appreciated by future employers.
In addition, the comparison between different education systems enriches students, providing them with new perspectives and useful insights for their educational path.
Have you ever wondered why this project is called Erasmus?
The word Erasmus is the acronym of “European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students”.
Since 2004 the Erasmus project has taken the name of Erasmus + and is currently configured as the European Union program for education, training, youth and sport.
Erasmus scholarships are reserved for EU citizens, as well as students residing in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Turkey. Students in possession of a permanent residence permit in an EU member country can also benefit from it.
The main objective of the program is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of individuals in the fields of education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and the rest of the world, contributing to this way to sustainable growth.