Higher education funding

There are a number of different funding streams available under Erasmus+ for which UK organisations involved in higher education (HE) can apply. These include degree awarding organisations as well as organisations offering courses leading to a degree.

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Decentralised activities

Centralised activities

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There are various requirements you should carry out before you apply.

Decentralised activities

Decentralised activities are run by the UK National Agency – this means you apply to us for funding. You can find out more about the UK National Agency and how Erasmus+ works on the How is Erasmus+ run? page.

Mobility for higher education students and staff (Key Action 1)

Under Key Action 1, Charter-holding institutions can apply for funding to offer their students the opportunity to study in a partner university or carry out a traineeship abroad and for staff to take part in teaching or training. Students can improve their skills, enhance their employability and gain valuable international experience. Staff can discover new ways of working and support their professional development. Find out more about applying for student and staff mobility funding.

Partnership funding  (Key Action 2)

Organisations and charter-holding institutions can apply for funding to run collaborative projects aimed at improving HE provision. It enables institutions to work together in order to improve their provision for learners and share innovative practices. Find out more about applying for partnership funding.

Partnerships in more than one sector (Key Action 2)

Organisations and charter-holding institutions can apply for funding to run collaborative projects aimed at improving provision across more than one sector. Find out more about applying for funding for Strategic Partnerships in more than one sector.

Centralised activities

These are run by the European Commission's Executive Agency in Brussels. You can find out more about the Executive Agency and how Erasmus+ works on our How is Erasmus+ run? page.

Joint Master's Degrees

Joint Master's Degrees build on the success of the Erasmus Mundus programme. They are integrated study programmes delivered by consortia of organisations from Programme Countries (and optionally from Partner Countries).

Knowledge Alliances

Knowledge Alliances are transnational, structured and result-driven projects, especially between higher education and business.

Capacity Building in the field of higher education

Capacity-building projects in higher education build on the success of the former Alfa, Edu-link and Tempus programmes. They are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme Countries and eligible Partner Countries.

Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet activities provide support and funding to academic institutions and other associations active in the field of European integration studies in order to promote excellence in European integration studies in higher education.

Sport

Sport activities are aimed at improving grassroots sports provision to tackle threats such as doping and match fixing and to increase inclusion and promote sport for all.

Who should I contact?

If you have any questions about this activity, please contact the British Council by email or telephone: 0292 092 4311.