HOW CAN YOU ORGANISE
- If you are a student, you may have the chance to do part of your studies abroad through Erasmus+.
- If you are interested in studying abroad, as a first step you should contact your university.
- When you participate in Erasmus+:
- you don’t have to pay registration or tuition fees to your host university;
- your studies abroad count as an integral part of your degree;
- you get an EU grant towards living and travel expenses.
- Your home university must recognise your period of study abroad and count it towards your degree, provided you complete the study programme agreed in advance of your exchange.
- Erasmus+ also offers you the opportunity to enrol in a postgraduate degree programme jointly offered by universities based in different EU countries.
- More info is available: https://europa.eu/youreurope/study_en
WHAT CONDITIONS OF
ENTRY SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
- As an EU citizen, you are entitled to study at any EU university under the same conditions as nationals. However, conditions of entry vary significantly between individual countries and universities.
- Knowledge of the country’s language may be required, so in some EU countries you may be asked to take a language test.
- You should find out about the higher education system in the country where you wish to study before you leave home.
- Find out more: https://europa.eu/youreurope/university_en
CAN YOU GET ANY FINANCIAL
- As an EU citizen studying at university in another EU country:
- you cannot be required to pay higher course fees;
- you are entitled to the same grants to cover course fees as nationals of that country.
- University fees in Europe vary considerably - while in some EU countries admission to higher education is free, in others university can be rather expensive.
- Financial support in the form of scholarships, grants and loans depends on different criteria.
- Read more: https://europa.eu/youreurope/fees_en
WHAT RESIDENCY RIGHTS
DO STUDENTS HAVE?
- You have the right to live in the EU country where you are studying for the duration of your studies if you:
- are enrolled in an approved educational establishment;
- have sufficient income, from any source, to live without needing income support;
- have comprehensive health insurance cover there.
- Studying abroad for up to 3 months:
- the only requirement to stay in another EU country for less than 3 months is to hold a valid national identity card or passport.
- Check the rules on Your Europe: https://europa.eu/youreurope/studentresident_en
THIS COULD BE YOU
Registering your residence in the country where you are studying
Tillman from Germany is moving to Budapest, Hungary as part of his degree in Medicine. He will be there for 8 months. After 3 months in Budapest, he was required to register his residence with local authorities, to show that he meets the conditions to stay as a student. Following this, he was given a document confirming his right to stay there.
CAN YOU GET HEALTH
- If you go to another EU country for your studies, research work, a work placement, or vocational training, you must have comprehensive health insurance in your host country.
- If you are not employed, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) could be an option if you are eligible.
- Some PhD students may be considered resident workers and can be required to subscribe to the local healthcare scheme or take out private insurance.
- If your university or research institute sends you to another EU country for a temporary period, to a university or research institution, then you will remain under your home healthcare scheme for the time you are posted. You should apply for the EHIC card, or for an S1 form (formerly the E 106), before leaving.
- Learn more: https://europa.eu/youreurope/health_en