The Erasmus program is an European Union program to encourage higher education institutions to cooperate with each other. It provides unlimited financial support for higher education institutions to exchange short-term students and staff. The Erasmus program encourages international cooperation among universities; by providing exchange of students and trainers in Europe; the program tries to achieve this goal by contributing to academic recognition and transparency of the studies in the participating countries and degrees received. The program serves to break the prejudices of European peoples in perceiving each other in the higher education environment with the possibility of mobility. With the Erasmus program, students from 1987 up to day-to-day have a period of learning in another European country and have the opportunity to recognize the people and cultures of that country.


The Erasmus program is not a foreign language learning program, not exactly a “scholarship” program and a “diploma” program.