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Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility



For over 25 years, Europe has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies in another higher education institution in Europe. Erasmus+ now opens up these opportunities, allowing for mobility from and to other parts of the world.

The University of Limerick has been awarded €262,150 for two Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Projects. This represents 25% of the total funding available to Ireland. These grants will facilitate 64 mobility programmes with 24 institutions in 16 partner countries.

This new strand of the Erasmus+ Programme under Key Action 1 provides staff with the opportunity to train, teach or conduct research in countries outside Europe or host international colleagues at the University of Limerick. It supports students in their studies going outside Europe or coming from outside Europe.

Participating Countries:

  • Countries included can be found here.

How to Apply:

  • Student mobility for studies: Available grants for UL students will be advertised on this page and through the International Office. The selection of students is based on academic merit. There are currently no opportunities for students available. 
  • Staff mobility for teaching or training activities: UL staff members will be sent an expression of interest by IED, who make the application on behalf of the university to the HEA. There is one deadline per year. Available staff opportunities will be advertised on this webpage. There are currently no opportunties for staff available.

Information for Approved Staff and Students can be found in the following checklists:



The travel grant for students and staff is based on a distance band as follows:

Travel Distance 
500km-1999km      €275
2000km-2999km    €360
3000km-3999km    €530
4000km-7999km    €820
8000km or more    €1100

Individual Support:

Type of Mobility Incoming Outgoing Minimum Duration Maximum Duration
Staff €160 per day reduced on 15th day €160 per day reduced on 15th day 5 days ex travel 60 days
Student €850 per month €650 per month 3 months or 1 semester 12 monhts

Funded to date


Incoming students:

Duration Sending HEI Number of Students
Full Year Jilin University China 4
1 Semester Charles Sturt, Australia 1
1 Semester Swinburne University, Australia 1
1 Semester Unitec, New Zealand 1

Outgoing Students:

Duration Hosting HEI Number of Students
1 Semester Hong Kong Baptist University 1
1 Semester Massey University, New Zealand 1
1 Semester Swinburne University, Australia 1
1 Semester Unitec, New Zealand 1


"It opens your mind to other ways of life, costs of living, cultures, climates, the effects of colonisation and most importantly it awakens you to the fact that  the way we do things at home is not the only way of life."

- Natasha Toole, BA Psychology & Sociology Erasmus + Credit Mobility Grant, Unitec Institute of Technology New Zealand  


Outgoing Staff:

Faculty Host HEI Activity
Science and Engineering Illia State University, Georgia Training
Kemmy Business School Massey University, New Zealand Teaching
Kemmy Business School Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Training
Kemmy Business School University of La Plata, Argentina Training

Incoming Staff:

Host Faculty Sending HEI Activity
Science and Engineering American University Beirut, Lebanon Teaching
Kemmy Business School Massey University, New Zealand Teaching
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