Erasmus+ is open to a number of countries across Europe and beyond.
UK organisations receive Erasmus+ funding to work with partners in other countries to deliver their projects. These countries are referred to as participating countries and are divided into two groups:
The following countries, including the Overseas Countries and Territories of EU Member State countries, can fully take part in all Erasmus+ actions:
|Member States of the European Union (EU)|
|Non-EU Programme Countries|
|former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||Iceland||Norway|
The following countries can take part in certain Actions under Erasmus+, subject to specific criteria or conditions.
Partner Countries neighbouring the EU
|Western Balkans:||Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia|
|Eastern Partnership Countries:||Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as recognised by international law|
|South-Mediterranean countries:||Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia|
|Russian Federation:||Territory of Russia as recognised by international law|
Other Partner Countries
Switzerland is participating as a Partner Country under Erasmus+.
All other countries in the world are able to participate in some Actions under Erasmus+ but only under certain circumstances. Detailed criteria for eligibility can be found on pages 22-24 of the 2019 Programme guide (PDF version). For specific information about eligible countries for International Credit Mobility (ICM) activities, please refer to the ICM webpage.
For more information and useful tips for individuals, please refer to the Advice for participants webpage.