Department of Psychology

Erasmus and Exchange Programmes


Erasmus is the European Commission's flagship educational programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions. It was introduced with the aim of increasing student mobility within Europe. Erasmus formed part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013) and continued by a renewed programme called “Erasmus plus” from 2014.

Erasmus encourages student and staff mobility for work and study, and promotes trans-national co-operation projects among universities across Europe. The scheme currently involves nine out of every ten European higher education establishments and supports co-operation between the universities of 33 countries.

Erasmus has developed beyond an educational programme - it has acquired the status of a social and cultural phenomenon. It gives many European university students their first chance to live and thrive abroad. Almost two million students have benefited from Erasmus grants to date, and the European Commission hopes that the new programme will allow 5 million students/staff to take part in the exchange.

Incoming students

If you would like to join the Department of Psychology for your Erasmus study/placement please contact:

A list of the units you can choose to study is available: Curriculum choice list - Incoming Erasmus 2018-19

You will be provided with the login details to access all the information you need about our department. For more general information please visit

Outgoing students

For more information please visit or contact our department coordinator Dr Stefanie Sonnenberg for details of our partnership institutions.

Science without Borders

The Department of Psychology welcomes incoming Brazilian Science Without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) students wishing to undertake learning and research with us. This normally entails joining one of our academic programmes from September to June and then conducting a research project in July and August in the School's laboratories. Details of the scheme can be found at