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About Erasmus+ ICM

Erasmus in Europe since 1987

Abstract acrylic world painting, N Raymond, source: British Council Erasmus+ is the current, seven-year (2014-2020) EU funding and exchange programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. Over three million European students have participated in this highly regarded EU flagship exchange programme since its inception in 1987.

In the UK, the programme is managed by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. It is expected that nearly 250,000 people in the UK will undertake activities abroad with this programme. Queen Mary has participated in the European funding stream of the Erasmus programme since its inception in 1987.

Expanding beyond Europe

Since 2015, Erasmus+ has offered student exchange opportunities beyond Europe through the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme, expanding past the intra-European exchange programme in existence since the implementation of Erasmus in 1987. Supported by the European Commission, the Erasmus+ ICM Programme promotes the mobility of people for study, teaching or training between higher education institutions located in Programme Countries (predominantly the EU, EEA) and Partner Countries (rest of the world). 

Since 2017, Queen Mary has delivered two 26-month ICM projects with partner institutions across eight Partner Countries.

Further information

Please get in touch with Queen Mary's Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator, consult the following links and use the hashtag #epluspeople to see what other projects are doing across the UK:


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (EC). The content of these web pages is the sole responsibility of Queen Mary University of London. The EC cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained in these pages.