Department of Geography

Erasmus and Exchange Programmes

Department of Geography Erasmus scheme

In 1987 the European commission started a programme aimed at encouraging student mobility throughout Europe. This scheme has developed over the years with the current system being known as the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus is a scheme which allows inter-institutional agreements to take place between participating organisations.

As a student of the Department of Geography, you may be entitled to apply for the Erasmus scheme. This normally involves the student going abroad to study for a period of one academic year. The credits gained while studying abroad are not considered for your degree award and therefore it is often recommended that students consider their participation very carefully before applying. Students who are successful in their application for the Erasmus scheme may be entitled to financial assistance and will only pay a partial tuition fee to the university whilst studying abroad.

There are several things you should consider before enquiring about the Erasmus scheme:

  • Are you prepared to move and study abroad for around one year of your studies?
  • Are there any cultural and language barriers which may impact upon your ability to study at the chosen institution?
  • Is it financially viable for you to pursue this option?
  • Are the units offered in the host institution of interest to you?

Once you have considered the above and carried out some basic background research, it is then recommended that you contact Dr Brian Baily who is the Erasmus scheme representative for geography. He will then discuss potential issues with you and will contact the University Erasmus team to discuss your application.

The department currently has exchange agreements with the following institutions:

  • Universite de Rennes -Haute Bretagne, France
  • University de Rouen, France
  • University of Malta
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia

For students who are interested please go initially to the University Erasmus site where more details of the scheme are explained alongside a short introductory video.

http://www.port.ac.uk/special/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/

Further information can also be found at:

https://erasmusplus.org.uk/what-can-i-do