You first need to apply for a place on the Erasmus programme. Once you have been offered a place, you must then complete the admissions process at your allocated host university.
ERASMUS applications for academic year 2013/14 are no longer being accepted.
If you have submitted an application, it will be considered by your Erasmus Coordinator in your subject area, who will allocate the places available in your subject area. The criteria used for selection of candidates are in the link below.
Joint honours students must check, before submitting an application via their main subject area, that the institution(s) they plan to apply to offer(s) courses in both of their degree subjects and that Erasmus Coordinators in both their subject areas would support their application.
If you wish to apply for a University-wide ERASMUS exchange, please select 'general' from the study field list on the Student Mobility Portal. If you would like to be considered for a subject specific ERASMUS exchange and also a general ERASMUS exchange, you will need to submit a separate application for each, however, please note that if you are successful in receiving a place on the ERASMUS exchange in your own subject area, your 'general' application will be automatically cancelled.
Students applying for an Erasmus exchange via Modern Languages, Law or Business Studies should apply via their own subject area. Information sessions will be held by these subject areas in October/November.
Students at Edinburgh College of Art should apply initially via the Erasmus Coordinators in their subject area.
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Erasmus places are allocated by the Erasmus Coordinators in each subject area. You should be informed, by email, of the outcome of your application, normally by early March.
If your application is successful and you are offered a place, you will be informed by email of what you need to do next, and the Mobility portal will guide you through the process.
Once you have been allocated an Erasmus place, the International Office will contact your host university to nominate you formally. You must then follow your host university's instructions and processes for admission.
Be aware that you must meet their deadlines (which vary from institution to institution). Late applications may not be accepted.
It is important that you do some research into the courses on offer at your proposed host university/ies. You will receive credit for the courses you complete whilst on exchange so it's also important to be aware of the credit system used by the host university.
Most European institutions award ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. ECTS is a standard system for comparing the study attainment and performance of students across the European Union and other collaborating European countries.
One academic year of study normally corresponds to 60 ECTS credits (this is usually equivalent to 1500-1800 hours of study in all countries irrespective of standard or qualification type). 60 ECTS credits corresponds to 120 Edinburgh credits (ie. a typical full year's courseload).
If you have queries about the courses you plan to take whilst on exchange, or your academic requirements for Edinburgh, you should discuss this with the Erasmus Coordinator in your subject area.
This article was published on Mar 27, 2013