Record number of students participate in exchange program Erasmus
A record number of 678.000 Europeans in 2015 in the Erasmus program participated. In the Netherlands received that year, 13,000 students from colleges and universities an erasmus grant, which is between three and twelve months abroad could study or an internship track.
That it appears from the figures that the European Commission Thursday announced. The EU put out in 2015, 2.1 billion in the program. The Dutch students received for 21.2 million euro aid.
The exchange program consists of exactly thirty years. Since 1987, more than 182.000 Dutch students made use of the Erasmus programme, the EU is nine million.
It is also open to, for example, teachers who teach, or further their education. In 2015 received a further 10,000 Dutch people that chance thanks to an Erasmus contribution.