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
Those who are interested should contact Dr. Olaka through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.