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270,000 students benefited from grants for study or training abroad in 2012-2013!

270,000 students benefited from grants for study or training abroad in 2012-2013!

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Record breaking year!

Erasmus statistics released by the European Commission on 10 July 2014 reveal that nearly 270 000 students - a new record - benefited from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013.

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University exchanges are popular, but Job Placements are not!

Studying at another university continues to be the most popular choice, only one in five students (55 000) opted for Erasmus job placements in companies.

3 Top Popular destination countries: Spain at the top!

The three most popular destinations for Erasmus students in 2012-2013 were Spain, Germany and France. Countries sending the highest number of students as a proportion of their graduate population were Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Finland, Latvia and Spain.

The host countries in the descending order of popularity:

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Average monthly grant has 9% increased

The average Erasmus grant, to cover part of the costs of living abroad and travel, has increased to €272 per month, from €250 in the previous year. The grant is often complemented in some countries by local funds.

Erasmus is not only for students!

Erasmus is not an exchange programme only for students! More than 52 600 academic and administrative staff received funding from Erasmus to teach or train abroad. The experience they gain not only benefits the person who uses the programme, but also the quality of teaching and learning at their original institution when they return back to their country. Some 500 staff from businesses - an increase of more than 20% from the previous year – also received Erasmus support to teach at higher education institutions abroad, highlighting the growing interest in aligning education and training to the needs of the labour market.

source: European Commission

    Marjolijn Klomp

    Marjolijn Klomp