The latest statistics released by the European Commission reveal that in the 2012-13 academic year 270 000 European students and 53 000 higher education staff received Erasmus grants to go abroad for studies, job placements, teaching or training. 33 countries took part in the programme.


Student mobility

Erasmus is the world’s most successful student mobility programme. It began in 1987-88 and offers students the possibility of studying at another higher education institution. Erasmus also benefits students who do traineeships in companies.


In 2012-13 academic year Poland was the 7th most popular destination country with 10 772 incoming students. Our contry was mostly visited by people from Spain, Germany, Portugal, France and Turkey.


Poland was also in Top 5 sending countries with 16 221 outgoing students. Most popular Erasmus destinations for Polish students were: Spain, Germany, Portugal, France and Italy.


Staff mobility

Erasmus is not just an exchange scheme for students. Staff mobility for teaching has become very popular. Erasmus enables also both administrative and academic staff to participate in different forms of training abroad.


In 2012-13 academic year Poland sent the most staff abroad (7 208), followed by Spain, Turkey, Germany and France.


University of Warsaw

European Commission revealed also the list of Top 100 higher education institutions sending Erasmus students. University of Warsaw was ranked 8th in the list with 1 248 outgoing students.


In recent years for its active Erasmus participation, the University of Warsaw has received many awards from the European Commission and the Erasmus managing foundation for Poland. Our awards include: The Golden Erasmus, Mobility Friendly University, Erasmus Success Story – twice Honourable Mention.

More information – European Commission press releases: Another record-breaking year for Erasmus Erasmus 2012-13: the figures explained