Erasmus+ programme - Exchanges inside the European Union
The Erasmus programme was created in 1987 with the aims of promoting the cooperation between universities and organizing students mobility. It has gradually been developed and has been incorporated in 2014 in the Erasmus+ programme. This new programme combines all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), Youth in Action and five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialized countries).
It is aimed at boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernization of education, training and youth systems. This program over seven years (2014 - 2021), has a budget of 14.7 billion euros. More than four million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including two millions students in higher education, 650,000 students in vocational training or apprenticeship and more than 500,000 young people wishing to participate in exchanges or volunteering abroad.
Since 1999, the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles fully participates in the Erasmus programme. It warmly encourages its students and staff to spend some time in a partner university within the European Union.
They took part in the Erasmus programme…
« My name is Anita Farkas. I am 23 years-old and I come from the Eötvös Loránd University, in Budapest. I chose to study a few months at Saint-Louis University because it offers a wide range of courses from which I could easily find the perfect ones to deepen my knowledge of the EU. I really liked the friendly and calm atmosphere: students know each other like if they were a big family. All the professors are kind and helpful persons; they are real experts in their field. So far, it has certainly been the biggest experience and adventure of my life. There is no proper world to express how much I enjoyed every single moment of my stay in Brussels.” (Academic year 2012-2013)
« I am in my third year of the Modern Languages and Literatures bachelor degree and I went to Chester (United Kingdom) in order to deepen and improve my language skills. It was the opportunity to choose courses different from those taught at Saint-Louis but also to meet people from all over the world, to become more independent and flexible. In the labour market, skills you can acquire through such an Erasmus exchange are highly valued. » (Academic year 2013-2014)