Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

For 30 years, the European Union has funded the Erasmus programme which has enabled over 4

million European students to spend part of their studies in another higher education institution (HEI)

in Europe. In 2015, Erasmus+ opened up these opportunities to individuals and organisations from

other parts of the world. Through "International Credit Mobility" - ICM for short - European HEIs can

set up mobility agreements with partners around the world to send and receive students and staff.


What's in it for individuals?

ICM projects aim to help participants acquire key skills, support their professional development and

deepen their understanding of other cultures. The Erasmus Impact Study1 finds that taking part in

Erasmus+ is likely to boost a graduate's employability and transversal skills. Unemployment rates

among Erasmus participants are 23% lower 5 years after graduation compared to those who did

not go abroad. Two-thirds of employers think that international experience is a key asset for job

candidates and leads to greater professional responsibility. Staff can acquire new competences for

their professional development, improve their language skills and learn about new working



What's in it for institutions?

ICM aims to increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of the organisations

taking part. International ties between institutions will be strengthened, giving the partners the

opportunity to increase their visibility at local and global levels. Both incoming and outgoing

students will be ready to share their positive experiences of studying at your institution.


Here is an opportunity for a student from our Department to spend  a couple of months at the University of  Barcelona  under our newly established Erasmus + mobility program.

Interested candidates may get more information from this link

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.