The Erasmus+ scheme is a European funded programme designed to provide you with the opportunity to study and/or work in Europe.
You can experience life in a different country and enhance your future employability through:
- increased cultural awareness
- improved communication and language skills
- development of transferable skills
- evidence of mobility
- enhanced personal development
- a range of life-skills not taught in the lecture theatre
- new or improved language skills
Around 30,000 UK students take advantage of the Erasmus+ scheme every year.
About ERASMUS+About ERASMUS+
The Erasmus+ programme is a European Union initiative, the aim of which is to promote mobility within Europe by students and staff in the higher education sector.
All Business School undergraduate students are eligible to apply to the Erasmus+ scheme.
Students who take part are provided with financial support in the form of an Erasmus+ grant. The amount changes year on year, but students on a study exchange in 2015/16 received €330 per month.
Application ProcessApplication Process
The application process for Erasmus+ is simple and straightforward and only requires you to complete one nomination form.
Current students can access the application form and guide by visiting the Year Abroad Placements Community on Blackboard (all students are registered to this community).
In this community you will find:
- more detailed information on our partner universities
- job opportunities across Europe
- useful external websites
- re-capped presentation from the Business School's Academic Erasmus+ Coordinator
- If you are interested in applying for the scheme or if you want to discuss your options, contact James Wade, Business School Exchange Administrator.
Throughout the application process you will be provided with the necessary guidance from members of staff.
This process is very straightforward, but you will need to ensure you research and obtain all the information you require to complete the necessary forms.
Our current partner universities are in:
- the Netherlands
Many courses are taught in English so you don't have to speak the language of the country you go to but there are generally opportunities to learn the language while you are there. The Language Resource Centre can also help you prepare for your trip with free conversation groups (from beginner to advanced for Chinese, French, Spanish, German and Italian) as well as free language taster classes as part of the Give It A Go programme.
The Non-EU Exchange Programme is a Newcastle University initiative which encourages students studying with us to spend part of their studies overseas.
You have the opportunity to undertake a study placement at one of our partner universities outside of Europe. The University has a network of partner institutions located across Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the USA.
Our current Non-EU Exchange Programme partners are:
University of Quebec in MontrealUniversity of Quebec in Montreal
Located in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in North America, the University of Quebec in Montreal lies in the middle of one of the liveliest areas of Montreal, the Latin Quarter, reminiscent of old Europe.
Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa)Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa)
Located in the eastern portion of the province of Ontario, the hometown of the Telfer School is one of Canada's largest and most beautiful cities. A city that is rich in both culture and heritage with many national institutions and historic buildings.
If you are an undergraduate student, you must have successfully completed the first year of your degree programme, before you can participate in this programme.
The application form and the relevant guide are available through the Year Abroad Placements Community on Blackboard.