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.
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|Erasmus Policy Statement|
Students on selected courses have the opportunity to study abroad for either one term or a full year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Consult the list of Erasmus opportunities available and carry out your own research on the University and country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete Bank Details (BACS) Form
Your Erasmus academic contact/administrative contact will provide you with the Bank Details form.
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):
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).
Erasmus academic and administrative contacts for each School are listed below:
Erasmus Administrative Contact: The Business School’s Administrative contact’s details will be published here soon. In the meantime, please contact the International Office: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Art, Design and Architecture
Erasmus Administrative Contact: Please see Academic Contact
Erasmus Academic Contacts: Ioanni Delsante I.Delsante@hud.ac.uk
If you have any enquiries about the information provided here, please contact your School or the International Office by email: email@example.com or by telephone at 01484 472383.
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 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.
The University of Huddersfield currently has strong collaborative links on both national and international levels. These links take the form of:
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:
International Office, July 2019