The European Commission has approved EHU’s eligibility to participate in Erasmus+, the European Union’s new program for education, training, youth, and sport. Erasmus+ will have an overall budget of nearly 15 billion euros for the seven year period starting January 2014.
EHU has also been awarded the right to confer a Diploma Supplement – a document that accompanies a university diploma and facilitates academic and professional recognition of graduates’ qualifications internationally.
This is the third year that EHU is taking part in the EU’s Erasmus exchange program, which provides opportunities for students from one participating university to spend time studying at another university. From the first year, the number of Erasmus students from other universities choosing to spend time at EHU has grown sevenfold. EHU’s most popular exchange partners are in Germany, Spain, and Turkey. Since the beginning of EHU’s participation in the Erasmus program, 93 EHU students have taken advantage of Erasmus exchange opportunities.