Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the national agency for the European Union's Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus.
Under Erasmus, undergraduate and postgraduate students registered in a participating higher education institution are eligible to apply for financial support to enable them to spend periods from three to twelve months studying or working in another participating country. The eligible countries are the 27 member states of the EU as well as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Turkey.
The objectives of the programme are:
Under the programme, students with disabilities are eligible for additional assistance while all institutions are encouraged to pay particular attention to the needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.