Erasmus+ Programme

IMPORTANT: Wednesday 31 May 2023 was the end date of the UK’s current participation in the KA103 (Europe) part of the Erasmus programme. The last date of UK current involvement in KA107 (non-Europe) was Monday 31 July 2023. Arrangements are in place to continue our partnerships with European and non-European institutions.

Erasmus+ remains the European Union’s flagship educational exchange programme, which was set up to encourage student mobility within Europe, boost skills and employability, and support the modernisation of education. The Erasmus+ programme offers a framework and finances to encourage a range of cooperative education projects and activities (including student and staff mobility), thereby promoting transnational cooperation projects among universities across Europe and beyond.

Under the new Erasmus programme, participating institutions may choose to provide Erasmus grants to their students to study at the University of Reading. However, for AY 2023/24 onwards it is no longer possible to provide Erasmus grants to students and staff at the University of Reading to participate in mobility activities.

Erasmus+ KA103

The University of Reading was proud to be a beneficiary and participate in the Erasmus+ KA103 programme – this provided opportunities for students and staff to undertake study and training placements at another university / organisation in participating programme countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,  Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK.

These placements provided chances for participants to learn, acquire new skills and competencies, develop intercultural understanding and a multitude of soft skills.

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It is our institutional ambition to continue to increase and create opportunities for mutually beneficial mobility to and from our European partner institutions.

Erasmus+ KA107

KA107 International Credit Mobility took place between HEIs in Programme and Partner Countries. Varying levels of European Union funding was available to support mobility activities to most regions of the world. Further information can be found at

The University of Reading was awarded funds for three KA107 projects

  • Project KA107-023688: University of Reading and Nazarbayev University,
    Kazakhstan (2016-18)
  • Project KA107-035914: University of Reading with HEIs in Iran and Iraq (2017-19).
  • Project KA107-078541: University of Reading with HEIs in Canada, Indonesia, Israel, Philippines, Russian Federation and Thailand (2020-23)
ECTS Credit System

ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is the credit system used by universities in the European Higher Education Area. This includes all countries engaged in the Bologna Process. The credit system aims to make study programmes easier to understand and compare.

Credits are assigned to modules based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of the particular course of study. A full-time workload for one year of undergraduate study is equivalent to 60 ECTS. The simple conversion from ECTS to the UK credit system is: 1 ECTS = 2 UK credits.

For further information about ECTS, please view:

Documentation produced by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office relating to incoming Study Abroad Programme students’ placements at Reading (Erasmus+ or otherwise) will refer to ECTS as the standard credit system. This includes Learning Agreements and Transcripts.

All module descriptions available in the Study Abroad Programme module catalogue and online application will refer to the credit value of a given module in ECTS. The UK credit amount will also be provided for reference.