UCC is an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme, which allows students registered at UCC to complete a study period at a partner institution in the EU and to obtain full academic credit for so doing. UCC has partner institutions in virtually all countries of the EU.
Whilst Erasmus students are not charged for tuition at the host institution, they will need to budget for flights, food, accommodation and other general expenses. The Erasmus grant is intended as a contribution to the overall cost of the year abroad. Students thinking of participating in the ERASMUS programme should weigh up the cost factor against the inestimable value of living and studying in a European university in terms of their personal and academic development.
The career benefits of having completing a period abroad have been well documented. Recent studies prove that employers are likely to be particularly impressed by graduates who have shown that they possess the curiosity, strength of character and adaptability to obtain at least part of their education at a foreign university. Therefore, the Erasmus experience may be seen as giving a competitive advantage in the workplace to graduates who have been fortunate enough to avail of the programme.
For more information on the Erasmus Grant see https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/erasmus-out/preparing/grants/
For more information on the Erasmus Study Abroad Programme in general, see https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/erasmus-out/preparing/