Erasmus+ Outgoing Students

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A year or semester in Europe is a fantastic opportunity for personal, social and academic development. You will meet students from several different countries, forming friendships and gaining new perspectives on world culture.

With all of these opportunities to develop, It's no coincidence that many students describe their Erasmus time abroad as the best of their life.

What is Erasmus?

  • Erasmus is an inter-university exchange programme that allows students to experience another European University for one year or semester of their degree. At Leicester we have a history of sending students to universities across Europe - from Finland to Greece, Portugal to Czech Republic - and everywhere in between!
  • Erasmus Policy Statement: This states the reasons why the University of Leicester is taking part in the Erasmus scheme.
  • Erasmus Charter: The Charter is essentially our Certificate of Eligibility for the Erasmus programme for Higher Education and our commitment to the Erasmus ideals and programme management guidelines.
  • Erasmus Grant: The programme is funded by the European Commission, which provides an to each participant. The Erasmus programme is well-known across the continent, is a cultural phenomenon as an educational exchange and it has given many students their first opportunity to live abroad.
  • Destinations: We currently have Erasmus exchange partners in twenty two (22) countries. Where you can spend your Erasmus year will depend upon the agreements setup between your department.
  • University of Leicester Erasmus institution details: Click for more information on I.D codes and EUC numbers.

Find out more

Application Process How to apply to take part in the Erasmus scheme.
Costs & Funding Tuition fees, grants, student finance and cost of living abroad.


Intensive language learning courses and what to do if you don't speak a second language.
Erasmus Countries See where you can go as part of your degree.
Erasmus & Your Degree How an Erasmus year will affect your degree.
Student Experiences Check out what our students thought about Erasmus.

University of Leicester Erasmus institutional details

Name of the institution: University of Leicester
Erasmus ID code: UK LEICEST01
EUC (Erasmus University Charter) number: 28870-LA-1-2014-1-UK-E4AKA1-ECHE

If you need the EUC number for any institution please check the full list. The EUC number is the first five digits of the application number. EUC number full list 2014-2020 ( website)

Other Opportunities

Want to study outside Europe? Study Abroad exchanges are availble for people interested in studying in countries outside of Europe.

Study abroad or Erasmus unavailable for your degree? Summer Programmes are also available in China, Korea and Taiwan and any undergraduate student can apply (except for final year students) even if you've already studied abroad! There are also opportunities to work or volunteer in China and Thailand through British Council initiatives.

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Contact Erasmus

Erasmus+ Team
Readson House, Ground Floor

Visiting address: 96 - 98 Regent Road LE1 7DF

Postal address: University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

T: 0116 252 5142