The Erasmus+ Programme in Europe

Among all the international mobility programmes available to the university's students, staff and teachers, Erasmus+ is undoutedly the most renowned
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The Erasmus+ Programme

The general objective of the Erasmus+ Programme is to strengthen the European dimension in higher education by prioritising all initiatives in connection with student, teacher and staff mobility. Since its creation in 1987, the programme has allowed some 1.5 million young Europeans (including 217,000 French students) to travel to another European country for their studies.

In addition to a stimulating cultural experience, this programme gives each student the unique opportunity to add a European dimension to their studies, enhance their skills and qualifications and improve their chances of finding work both at home and on the European job market.

How it works

Going abroad on the Erasmus+ Programme involves a stay of between 2 and 12 months in a European university that is a partner of the University of Rennes and/or an internship period in a company. The University of Rennes strongly recommends a stay of one year but it is possible to go abroad for a single semester.

During their studies, each student can request:

Students selected for study mobility are systematically entitled to a mobility grant (Erasmus, international mobility support or a "Jeunes à l'international" grant from the Regional Council of Brittany) if their parents' social index (combined gross income/tax unit) is less than or equal to €25,000.

Students can benefit from 12 months of study and/or internship mobility per study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's or doctoral level).

The French institution organises the exchange with one of its partner institutions. Students therefore remain registered with their home institution and the period of studies is based on a tripartite agreement (study contract) between the student, the home institution (University of Rennes) and the host institution (where the mobility is being carried out). Registration fees are paid in France and are waived in the host institution.

Students are subject to examination in the host country allowing them to benefit from credits obtained during their period of studies abroad. These are taken into account in the original diploma. The grade transcript completes the allocation of these credits. The University of Rennes applies the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

All students duly registered with the University of Rennes in at least the second year of the Bachelor's Degree (subject to the agreement of the academic unit) can apply for an Erasmus+ mobility programme, whatever their nationality.

Towards a more inclusive and more sustainable programme

  • Full cover for additional disability-related costs

Students with disabilities who are planning an Erasmus mobility programme can contact the International Affairs and Relations Department or the International Relations Office of their department to find out about the assistance available to them. The programme provides special support including additional costs directly concerning disabled participants and accompanying persons. The programme also provides additional funding to enable the participants concerned to have access to appropriate technical and teaching support. All costs directly related to the disability of the participant and any accompanying person are covered by the programme, including travel and subsistence costs for accompanying persons. Students must prepare a file prior to their mobility for transmission to and approval by the Erasmus agency.

  • The inclusion package

A student receiving an Erasmus + grant who meets one of the following criteria:

- Students with a disability or long-term illness

- Student with a higher education grant on social criteria, grades 6 or 7

will be entitled to an additional lump sum of €250 per month for the duration of the Erasmus stay.

  • Using transport with a smaller carbon footprint

Students in receipt of an Erasmus grant who choose to use an environmentally-friendly means of transport (train, bus, car-pooling) for the outward and return journeys of their Erasmus mobility will be able to receive a €50 financial supplement on presentation of proof of transport.