School of Biological Sciences

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 forms part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013) and will be 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 School of Biological Sciences for your Erasmus study/placement please contact:

A list of the units you can choose to study is available: Erasmus Unit Choice List 2015.2016

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

If you are thinking to apply for Erasmus or have already been selected please visit our new Erasmus Moodle page to find out all the information you need and read about the experience of other students. 

Science without Borders

The School of Biological Sciences 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