Erasmus+ in higher education

Erasmus+ is not only the world's most successful student exchange programme but also much more! Mobilities (for studying, traineeship, job-shadowing, teaching or training) can be attended by students, lecturers and employees of higher education institutions. Opportunities include mobility within Europe and also globally. Additionally, strategic partnerships  also provide possibilities to carry out international development projects.




Studying abroad helps to develop communication and language skills and provides knowledge about different cultures. In addition, you will also acquire other kinds of soft skills that are highly valued among employers. According to studies, the opportunity to study abroad will later help participants to find jobs easier. Studying abroad also improves language skills, enhances confidence and independence and enables to get to know other cultures. Find the advantages about studying abroad here.


Estonian employers value experiences abroad. Erasmus+ helps you to find traineeship abroad (including work placements, apprenticeships, etc.) which can provide a valuable work experience.



Traineeship abroad broadens the understanding of cultural differences and provides an opportunity to improve your language skills. This will help you find a job easier after completing your studies.


Furthermore, work in an organisation that is operating in the field of your studies can help to approach your speciality from a new perspective which may not be provided by seminars and workshops.


Traineeship opportunities are offered to students who are still studying and the ones who have recently graduated. Traineeship can take place in any relevant organisation.



Erasmus+ supports working as a lecturer at a higher education institution abroad. Employees in the higher education field can go to teach. The employees of other organisations can also go abroad to work as lecturers. Such organisations may include, for example, companies, public authorities, social partners, research institutions and NGOs.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees support jointly organised Master's programmes and provide scholarships for students from around the world. Students are admitted to the Master's programme once a year for four consecutive years.

Master's students can apply for an Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan with favorable repayment terms and a European Union guarantee to finance their Master's studies.

Erasmus+ also supportsinternational strategic partnerships,  the aim of which is to develop and share innovative solutions, support collaboration, mutual learning and exchange of experience in the education sector. Strategic partnerships  should contribute to the achievement of both sectoral and cross-sectoral main objectives in higher education and encourage cooperation between different sectors.

The aim of innovation and good practices is to develop educational, training and youth field through five main measures.

Knowledge Alliances are designed to support cooperation and innovation in higher education and entrepreneurship, develop new approaches to teaching and learning, and promote entrepreneurship and sharing of knowledge. Their overall objective is to increase Europe's capacity to innovate and to modernise Europe's higher education systems.

Capability Building in the field of higher education supports the modernisation, internationalisation and accessibility of higher education in Partner countries.

The aim of the Jean Monnet Activities is to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.

Last updated: 23.05.2019