Erasmus+ Programme

"... The University of Reading is committed to the internationalisation and mobility of its staff and students. The University's Global Engagement Strategy has set an ambitious outward student mobility target of 20% by 2020 and to grow to 1/3rd of all UK based undergraduates by 2026 (the University's centenary year).

Erasmus+ is a vital component of our outward mobility strategy - not just for our modern language disciplines, but for a range of disciplines which utilise and benefit from the University's Erasmus+ network of partners across the continent of Europe, and beyond.

Reading is committed to encouraging and supporting both students and staff to gain an international experience as part of the Erasmus+ programme..."

Vincenzo Raimo (Pro-Vice Chancellor Global Engagement)

Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ is the European Union's flagship educational exchange programme set up to encourage student mobility within Europe with an aim to boost the skills, eErasmusplus 30th Anniversary logomployability and supporting the modernisation of education.

It can provide students with wonderful, life changing opportunities to either study and / or work abroad in Europe as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Reading.

Similar opportunities are available for Staff through the Teaching and Training streams of the Erasmus+ programme.

The Erasmus+ programme offers a framework and finances to encourage a range of cooperative education projects and activities,(including student and staff mobility), thereby promoting trans-national co-operation projects among universities across Europe and beyond. Practically, there are generous financial grants provided to participants by the European Commission through the University (to support student and staff mobility) as a contribution towards any extra costs incurred by undertaking a European placement.

The programme consists of three main strands:

  • Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
  • Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices
  • Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform

Further information about Erasmus+ can be found at:

The University of Reading is proud to be part of the Erasmus+ programme.


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