Erasmus+ is the EU's 2014-2020 programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth and sport. Queen Mary University of London participates in the Erasmus+ Programme and can supply funding to a limited number of students for study placements in certain countries outside of Europe. QMUL undergraduate students in the School of Law can apply to complete a year abroad in China or India through the International Credit Mobility Programme (ICM) under Erasmus+.
This is an excellent opportunity to study at a prestigious academic partner in Law outside of the UK, personalise your Law degree with niche international experience in China or India, boost your employability and give your future career a competitive edge through a life-changing experience.
Why take part?
There are many reasons and some of them will be personal to you:
- Gaining and improving a range of skills that are desirable to employers, including communication across cultural boundaries, self-management, independence, confidence, adaptability and self-reliance,
- Developing a global and cultural outlook, a quality highly sought-after by current employers,
- Building up a network of valuable contacts,
- Improving your (existing) language skills.
How and when to apply?
Application deadline: 1 January 2018.
Information on how to apply is available on QMPlus.
Any QMUL student completing a 4-year LLB (Hons) programme is eligible to apply for the Erasmus+ programme that would allow them to complete their third year abroad with funding.
Duration of exchange
The exchange lasts a full academic year during 2018/19, and students are provided with 8 months of grant funding. Students going to China spend the full academic year at one of the partners. Students going to India spend one semester at each Indian ICM partner institution.
Where can I go?
Students wishing to apply for a funded exchange under the Erasmus+ ICM Programme can study at one of Law’s ICM partner institutions:
Two full-year grants available:
- Renmin University of China, Beijing (1 grant available)
- East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL), Shanghai (1 grant available)
Four full-year grants available; students complete 1 semester at each partner:
- P. Jindal Global Law School (O.P. Jindal Global University) (JGU), Sonipat NCR of Delhi
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
What financial support will be provided and what fees will be charged?
There is no fee for taking part. If the application is successful, participants:
- Do not pay any tuition fees to the host institution yet are responsible for room and board at the destination, as students would be while in London.
- Benefit from reduced tuition to QMUL for the full year academic exchange (GBP 1,385 for home/EU students, and 50% of programme fee for overseas students). All students have the right to maintain existing bursaries and loans.=
- Receive an Erasmus+ grant* to help cover the travel and subsistence costs incurred in connection with their traineeship abroad. The Erasmus+ ICM grant includes:
- EUR 650 per month (x 8 months = EUR 5200) to contribute towards accommodation, visa, subsistence, etc.,
- a one-off EUR 1100 travel grant to contribute towards return airfare.
(*) Current negotiations regarding the UK leaving the EU do not affect QMUL’s current Erasmus+ opportunities as funding is approved.
Visit the Erasmus+ beyond Europe (ICM) webpages for outgoing students maintained by the Global Opportunities Office for full programme details.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.