Erasmus Application Process

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1. Speak to your Home University
First you need to contact the Erasmus Coordinator at your home university to express your interest in studying at the University of Leicester. Your home university needs to nominate you as a student; you cannot apply without the authorisation of your home university.

2. Wait for us to contact you
Once we have received confirmation from your home university, we will contact you by email and send you the Erasmus online application form to complete. You should tell us at this stage if you are not an EU/EEA citizen so that we can help you prepare for the visa process.

3. Complete the Leicester application
Complete the online application and attach supporting documents, e.g. transcripts of record and language level confirmation.

The deadline for student applications for entry in October is 31st May, and for entry in January is 30th October.

4. Receive Leicester confirmation email
Once we have received your application, it will be sent to the relevant departments for approval. You will receive a confimation email and later receive an offer for a place at Leicester as an Erasmus student.

5. Arrange your visa/entry clearance
Non-EU citizens only:arrange your visa
EU/EEA students, move to step 6. (below)

6. Apply for your modules
We will contact you to request the modules you wish to study as soon as our Module Database is live.

7. Apply for accommodation
You can apply for University accommodation as soon as you receive your Leicester offer. You can apply following the advice in your offer email, and using your 9-digit University of Leicester number.

8. Register for the Welcome Week
We strongly encourage all Semester 1 and Full Year students to take part in the Orientation Programme, which takes place in September, the week before the year/semester begins. There is a shorter Welcome Programme every January, for Semester 2 students.

9. Arrive!
Make the necessary arrangements with your home university for your modules and Erasmus funding. Plan your travel to Leicester and then make your way here!

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