The aims of student mobility within the ERASMUS framework are to:
mobility for study
• give students the opportunity to benefit linguistically, culturally and educationally from a period of study in another European country;
• enrich the educational context of the host institute;
• encourage cooperation between partner institutes;
• contribute to society as a whole by training future professionals with international experience and encouraging open minds;
• contribute financially to the costs arising from mobility, giving young people the opportunity to study abroad, an opportunity which might not have been otherwise possible.
mobility for training
• allow students to participate in training programmes abroad and have this period recognised as part of their studies.
The aims of teacher mobility within the Erasmus programme are to:
mobility for teaching
• offer teachers opportunities for training and professional growth;
• offer a stimulus to universities to increase and enrich the range and content of their courses;
• strengthen ties between institutions in differing countries;
• allow students who are unable to participate in the mobility programme to nevertheless benefit from the experience and expertise of university lecturers from different countries;
• encourage an exchange of experience and expertise in teaching methods;
Mobility for training (also for non teaching staff)
• allow staff to add to their professional qualifications by gaining experience in Institutes and companies in different European countries.
Further information on the Erasmus programme and the Lifelong Learning Programme can be found on the National Agency site: