Erasmus+ & Other Exchange Programmes

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Background

ERASMUS+ is part of EU's new programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth, and sport.

ERASMUS+ contains a wide range of measures designed to support the European activities of higher education institutions and to promote the mobility and exchange of their teaching staff and students. DIT has been an active participant in the Erasmus programme since its inception in 1987. This programme allows DIT students to study or train  in another EU state (or in Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Turkey).

Students opting for a study visit spend a semester or full academic year at a partner institution in the EU. The time spent in the host institution is fully recognized by DIT through the use of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). DIT currently has over 175 partner higher education institutions in 21 countries, including traditionally well-known countries such as France and Germany, and also newer EU member-states such as the Czech Republic, Hungary and Latvia. During the 2013/2014 academic year, over 210 DIT students will spend at least one semester studying at one of our partner institutions.

Students whose programmes of study include a work placement may have the opportunity to complete their placement in another EU state. DIT works closely with industry partners throughout Europe who offer excellent work placement opportunities to students from a variety of disciplines. In 2013/2014, over 120 DIT students will spend between 3 and 6 months working in industry abroad.

Students participating in the Erasmus+ programme not only gain invaluable academic and/or work training experience, but also have the opportunity to experience life in another country, develop language and intercultural skills, travel and broaden their horizons.

The DIT International Student Office is responsible for co-ordinating the Erasmus programme. Further details are available in the menu to the left hand side of this page or by emailing erasmus@dit.ie

>> Further information is available on European Commission website

>> HEA website EURireland

>> Erasmus+ Policy Document

<< Erasmus Charter

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