The University offers a range of exciting opportunities to study and work abroad.  Within Europe, the University is part of Erasmus+, the European Commission’s Exchange programme that enables students in 31 European countries to study, work or teach for part of their degree in another country.

Where can I study?
How do I apply?
Who do I contact?
Fees and Finance
ERASMUS+ Traineeship Grant
Erasmus Policy Statement

 


Where can I study?

 

Students on selected courses have the opportunity to study abroad for either one term or a full year. Please contact erasmus@hud.ac.uk to find out a list of the Erasmus+ partner institutions by subject area.  

Currently, the Schools offering Erasmus study opportunities are Business, Music, Humanities and Media, Human and Health Sciences and Art, Design and Architecture.

We have chosen our partner universities because they offer modules taught in English so you will not require prior knowledge of the language in order to take part in an Erasmus study exchange*. However, you’ll be living your daily life in another language, so you’ll learn and develop your linguistic skills. You may want to take a beginner course, or brush up before you go away with a University of Huddersfield language course.

*The only exception is the opportunity for Year 3 Music students to study at UFC, Besancon. Students require a good level of French equivalent to B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for language (CEFR).


How do I apply?

 

Step 1

Consult the list of Erasmus opportunities available and carry out your own research on the University and country.

Step 2

Speak to your Erasmus academic contact (see table) about your eligibility and the School’s selection process. 

Every department has its own internal selection process. Your Erasmus academic contact will explain this to you.  

Step 3

Complete the University of Huddersfield’s Application Form Erasmus 2019. Send the completed form to your Erasmus academic contact. If you are selected for a place, your academic contact will let you know and will inform the International Office that they are happy to nominate you.

Step 4

Complete the host university’s application form

If your School is happy to nominate you for a place, the University will contact the host university to confirm your nomination. 

Once you have been nominated, your host university will be in touch to confirm their own application procedures and deadlines. These can vary from one university to another.  If you are worried that you haven’t heard from them, get in touch with your Erasmus academic contact/Erasmus administrative contact.

Step 5

Complete the Learning Agreement

While you are abroad you are expected to take modules equivalent to those you would have taken had you remained in Huddersfield.   You will need to work with your Course Leader (and in some cases the academic contact at the host institution) to research and find suitable modules at the partner university that are  good matches for those you are missing here. You will need to complete a Learning Agreement (provided by your School) in order to confirm those modules. This must be signed by you, your Erasmus academic contact and the responsible person at the host university. It must be completed before your study exchange begins.

Step 6

Complete Bank Details (BACS) Form

Your Erasmus academic contact/administrative contact will provide you with the Bank Details form.

Step 7

Complete the Erasmus Grant Paperwork

Once the International Office receives confirmation that you have been accepted by the host university and they receive your completed Learning Agreement and bank details form from the School, they will send you the following paperwork required in order to receive the Erasmus grant (see ‘Fees and Finance’ section for information on grant):    

  1. Grant Agreement – Must be completed before your study exchange
  2. Certificate of arrival – Must be sent to the International Office as soon as you arrive.
  3. Certificate of attendance – Must be sent to the International Office on completion of your study exchange. 

The grant is paid in two instalments of 80% on arrival (subject to receipt of certificate of arrival) and 20% on completion (subject to receipt of certificate of attendance and completion of online Erasmus report).

 


Who do I contact?

Erasmus academic and administrative contacts for each School are listed below:

Business School

Erasmus Administrative Contact: The Business School’s Administrative contact’s details will be published here soon. In the meantime, please contact the International Office: erasmus@hud.ac.uk

Erasmus Academic Contacts:

Economics: Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez S.Sanchez@hud.ac.uk

Travel and Tourism Management – Adam Dennett A.Dennett@hud.ac.uk

Supply Chain Management, Transport and Logistics Management and Air Transport and Logistics Management: Christine Jordan C.J.Jordan@hud.ac.uk

Law: Alexia Place A.J.Place@hud.ac.uk

Business Management, Business Studies: Jiajia Liu J.Liu@hud.ac.uk

All other business courses: Your course leader.

Music, Humanities and Media

Erasmus Academic Contacts:

Music and Drama: Emily Worthington E.Worthington@hud.ac.uk

English Language, English literature, history, Linguistics and Modern Language: Ildiko Csengei

Human and Health Sciences

Erasmus Administrative Contact: Eszter McIntyre e.mcintyre@hud.ac.uk

Art, Design and Architecture

Erasmus Administrative Contact: Please see Academic Contact

Erasmus Academic Contacts: Ioanni Delsante I.Delsante@hud.ac.uk

International Office

If you have any enquiries about the information provided here, please contact your School or the International Office by email: erasmus@hud.ac.uk or by telephone at 01484 472383.

 

 


Fees and Finance

 

If you take part in a term long study exchange, you will continue to pay your tuition fees as usual. 

If your study exchange is a full academic year in length, you will be exempt from paying your tuition fee for your study abroad year. 

Students who are studying abroad (or working abroad on an Erasmus placement) and who receive support from Student Finance England, Student Finance Northern Ireland or Student Finance Wales may be eligible for a Travel Grant. The amount you can receive will depend on your household income and your travel costs.  For further details, read the Travel Grants guidance.  

The Erasmus Study exchange monthly grant rate varies from year to year.  The grant rate for students carrying out study exchanges in 2019/20 is 370 to 520 Euros, depending on the country’s cost of living category. 


ERASMUS+ Traineeship Grant

 

Erasmus work opportunities are available in Business, Art, Design and Architecture, Computing and Engineering, Applied Sciences and Music, Humanities and Media.

For more information, please contact your School’s placement unit. They will inform you of the correct forms to complete in order to apply for the Erasmus Traineeship Grant.  

For further resources on studying abroad, check out the Careers Service’s Work and Study Abroad webpage.

 

Erasmus HE Charter

The University of Huddersfield has been awarded the ERASMUS+ Charter for the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2021 and the Erasmus Policy Statement sets out our institutional strategy in relation to the Charter.


Erasmus Policy Statement 

The University of Huddersfield currently has strong collaborative links on both national and international levels. These links take the form of:

  • research co-operation
  • teaching developments
  • exchange programmes
  • progression agreements

The intention of all collaborative work at the University is to strengthen the institution's international standing, to promote a better understanding of international education and different cultures at the University, to provide the best possible experience for students (exchange or fully registered) at the University, and to encourage the adoption of international best practices in research and in the content and method of delivery of our courses. 

The University is keen to expand their network of academic partnerships and typically considers institutional partnerships from relevant geographical areas where there are current recruitment activities. The choice of partners is also based on the research profile of suitable institutions who can support the above intentions.

In terms of staff mobility, it is important for the future development of the university that the UoH collaborates together with renowned overseas institutions to improve best practice for staff, research links and also to bring a more global element to teaching all students - whether they choose to go overseas or not.

Staff teaching all levels are encouraged to take advantage of the teaching and training opportunities within the Erasmus scheme. The main focus of the Erasmus exchanges for students is First Cycle. This is also the case for non-Erasmus agreements. However, consideration is given to other cycles, if the agreement and outcomes are relevant and supportable.

Many of the teaching and training agreements are initially proposed by the relevant school or academic staff member who have links and contacts in overseas institutions and wish to further develop these links through teaching and training opportunities. There is a need to learn and provide techniques for best practice, learn from their peers in their subject area, look at new developments and research opportunities and provide all their students (whether they choose to or are able to study or work overseas) with a global education and prepare them for their working life, whatever and wherever that may be. With this in mind, the Erasmus co-ordinator takes the lead from the academic school in relation to these teaching and training projects. Proposals are put together documenting the expected activity and outcomes of any project before it is agreed at school, central and senior management level.

The impact of participation in the Erasmus Programme in terms of the policy objectives can be described as follows:

  • By offering students the opportunity to study or work overseas within their study programme, we encourage them to develop their skills in different environments and cultural settings. These allow them to look at their studies from a different point of view and challenge the norms within their study peer groups and the views of the academic tutors. For many, this improves the level of their work and attainment within their degree programme and they aspire higher.
  • The university aims to promote a better understanding of European and international education and culture and the adoption of international best practices in the content and method of delivery of courses. Target groups are all students at the university. Measures are already in place to support these aims and objectives, e.g. a specific policy aimed at widening participation, and the recruitment of specialist academic advisors among other management-led initiatives, and are being monitored closely to evaluate their effectiveness as well as their impact on students. Other initiatives are based on the institution's internationalisation strategy, including widening exchange opportunities, developing appropriate modes of study based on new technologies, integrating the principles of the Bologna process within the strategy, and incorporating the University's existing policies on equality, health and safety and teaching and learning.
  • The University is committed to a policy of internationalisation, to be implemented within the next five year period and will focus on the development of its campus as an international and cosmopolitan community. This will be achieved through:
  • increased recruitment of international students
  • encouraging student and staff mobility
  • internationalisation of curricula
  • development of international links
  • increased participation in transnational projects and initiatives
  • We offer collaborative opportunities including strategic research and development partnerships, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Continuing Professional Development. This means that the University can strongly support the next generation of high value manufacturing and will naturally lead to innovation and business improvement opportunities. Many businesses come to the university as it provides a unique environment with its state of the art facilities, capital equipment and services. By doing this, the UoH seeks to increase research and development, innovation and technology transfer, creating an atmosphere of dynamism, entrepreneurship and embed creativity as a natural process of its surroundings. By giving students the opportunity to work and study in this environment they can see how their studies and the university link into the business world and how they can further themselves in this environment.
  • By developing these external business links, the university can draw on external funding and sponsorship to improve itself, particularly in a time of financial change and Brexit.

International Office, July 2019