Erasmus at LSE

Erasmus+ is the European Commission's education programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions.

LSE participates in Key Action 1 of the programme, which encourages staff and students to undertake mobilities for teaching. We do not currently participate in any of the other Key Actions  available under Erasmus+.

LSE is committed to the Erasmus + Student Charter and Erasmus Policy Statement.

You can find a copy of our Erasmus Charter for Higher Education here.

COVID-19 Update

Last updated 1 April 2020

At present, we are still working with our partners to facilitate exchanges in the 2020-21 academic year.  We will continue to review this in the current climate.

We are accepting applications for exchanges for Michaelmas term, but decisions are currently on hold whilst the School decides how teaching will be delivered.

Brexit Update

Last updated 1 April 2020

LSE remains committed to the Erasmus + programme until 2020 . We are currently awaiting the outcome of our funding bid for the 2020-21 academic year and have been informed that decisions are delayed.  We regret that this may affect our ability to fund exchanges from the Michaelmas Term.

We have been advised by the British Council that at present, the UK is not able to participate in the bid to take part in the next Erasmus + period.  This is reliant on UK government negotiations with the EU.  We're sure you appreciate that at the current time, Brexit negotiations may be slower than initially anticipated.

Updates from the British Council on the UK's position in Erasmus + can be found on the following web pages:

Brexit Update

UUK have released a statement about the government's notice on underwriting grants.

UUK Statement

Erasmus Exchanges 2019 - 20

10 January 2020

It appears likely that the UK will be exiting the UK on the 31 January 2020 with a deal in place.

LSE has received its funding for the 2019 - 20 academic year and there are still funds available for PhD and staff teaching exchanges. However, in the event of a no-deal Brexit we may be unable to facilitate any new exchanges if we are no longer participating in Erasmus +.

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