Erasmus+ Student Awards - Outbound

Erasmus+ Student Mobility Grants 2016-17

‌‌‌Swansea University has available 10 Erasmus+ awards of €2770 each to support its students undertaking student exchange to partner universities in Texas in the academic year 2016/17.

Awards are open to full-time registered Swansea University students who have been allocated a place on a Swansea University student exchange programme to Texas for a semester or full academic year in 2016/17.

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The 2016/17 competition has now closed. Up to 12 awards will be available for 2017/18. Details will be posted shortly.

For information contact Dr Caroline Coleman-Davies


To be eligible to apply for an award a student must:

Awards are open to UK, EU and International students.

Making a Difference

Feedback from our students who received Erasmus+ funding to participate in student exchange to Texas shows that:

  • 83% agreed that the experience had made them more confident and convinced of their abilities
  • 83% agreed that the experience had improved their subject or sector-specific skills
  • 83% agreed that the experience had made them more able to cooperate with people from other backgrounds and cultures 
  • 100% agreed that the experience had increased their chances of getting a job

How to Apply

  • ‌‌‌‌‌In order to apply for an award students should submit the following:
  • Applications should be submitted to: Leah Hewitt, Go Global Team, International Development Office, Talbot Building:
  • The closing date for applications is 18th March 2016. Applications received after this date will not be considered.  Successful applicants will be notified by 8th April 2016.
  • An award panel will be convened to assess applications and will allocate awards on the basis of academic merit and anticipated academic and personal development, as well as consideration for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The panel reserves the right to ask Heads of College to rank applications in the event that applications are tied.

Terms and Conditions

  • Awards are available for student exchange lasting a semester or a full academic year. However, the value of the award is the same regardless of the duration of the exchange.
  • Successful applicants are also eligible to receive a Swansea University Texas Strategic Partnership Bursary of £1,200. However, Erasmus+ grant recipients may not be in receipt of any other student exchange scholarship or bursary over £1,200 (e.g. BATFX scholarship).
  • Students whose application for an Erasmus+ award is unsuccessful remain eligible to undertake study abroad at their allocated destination and will receive a Texas Strategic Partnership Bursary of £1200. 
  • Successful applicants will be required to sign a Global Opportunity Participation Agreement in advance of commencing their period of study abroad.
  • The Erasmus+ grant will be paid in two instalments: the first at the start of the study abroad placement and the second at the end, on submission of relevant documentation issued in the study abroad pack.


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