The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme offers you the chance to study in a non-European country at one of QMUL’s Erasmus+ ICM partner institutions.
You will experience academic life in a foreign country and different teaching and learning methods, giving you a broad, international perspective on your studies.
The Erasmus+ ICM Programme also offers you the following benefits:
- The opportunity to study at a non-EU partner institution for either a semester or an academic year
- a Erasmus+ support grant of EUR 650 per month (in 2017/18)
- a Erasmus+ travel grant of between EUR 360 and 1100, depending on your destination
- exemption from tuition fees at the host institution
- academic recognition of your studies abroad: your Erasmus+ credits count towards your QMUL degree.
When can I go?
- The Erasmus+ ICM Programme enables you to spend a semester or a year on exchange at one of our Erasmus+ ICM partner institutions.
- Undergraduate students studying modules: you can spend the first semester of your second year abroad as part of a three-year programme (subject to available grants and places). Also, some of QMUL’s four-year degree programmes (eg Law, SLLF) enable you to spend your third year abroad and come back to QMUL for your fourth year.
- Your academic school and your department’s Erasmus+ Coordinator will be able to confirm when you can go, as this depends on your degree programme.
Eligibility and entry requirements
Please check your eligibility and our entry requirements here.
Full recognition for your Erasmus+ studies
You will need to take a full course load equivalent to 60 QMUL credits per semester abroad or 120 QMUL credits if you are spending an academic year on exchange through the Erasmus+ ICM Programme. Transferable academic credits (see above) only apply to studies that are part of your host institution's curriculum: QMUL must be satisfied that your programme of study is integrated into your current degree course, so the approval of your department’s Erasmus+ Coordinator is essential.
You should meet your Coordinator to discuss your module choices for your Erasmus+ programme. Your approved modules will then be included in your Learning Agreement, to make sure that your studies abroad are fully recognised at QMUL.
Erasmus+ Student Charter
You will be given an Erasmus+ Student Charter before you leave for your study exchange period abroad.
The Student Charter highlights your rights and obligations while you are on the Erasmus+ Programme. It also tells you what you are entitled to (eg free tuition and full recognition of your studies abroad) and what is expected of you during your Erasmus+ study period, so you know what you need to do for both your home and host institution.
Advice for selected participants
Before you set off on your ICM Programme exchange, you will need to:
- Complete the required contractual documentation for the Erasmus+ Programme (issued by the Global Opportunities Office) by the indicated deadline, which includes a Grant Agreement, Learning Agreement, BACS payment form and Risk Assessment form
- Organise your accommodation, contract(s), finances, insurance, visa and make your travel arrangements. The following links should give you some advice:
- UK Erasmus+ National Agency – Advice for Participants
- Global Graduates
- British Council - Study Work Create (for country-relevant information)
Failure to complete your placement
Very rarely, some students find themselves unable to complete their study abroad period for a variety of reasons.
Please be aware that if you fail to attend your classes or fail to gain sufficient credit on your placement, there can be implications for your academic progress at QMUL. For this reason, if you have any problems or difficulties during your placement, you should contact your Erasmus+ Coordinator as soon as possible.
If you fail to pass the number of credits and have to take re-sit your exams, these resits will not form part of your Erasmus+ study period. You will need to register separately for your resits and pay any required resit fee directly to your host institution.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, you will have to repay your Erasmus+ grant in full if you do not attend the modules for which you are registered under your Erasmus+ ICM Programme exchange. For postgraduate students conducting research, you may be asked to repay your Erasmus+ grant in full if you do not comply with the research plan set at the beginning of your exchange.
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