Erasmus Student Mobility

Many thanks for your interest in studying at Harper Adams University under the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. The Erasmus Programme is a European Union student exchange programme that enables higher education students to study or work abroad as part of their degree and staff to teach or train in 33 European countries. It forms a major part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. Below are sections related to mobility, but please do also look through the rest of our website for more details on specific areas.

Course catalogue

Most students study level 7 modules. A course catalogue and timetable is available on request.

In addition, Erasmus students may access our level 5 and 6 module provision, and details of these modules can be found on individual course pages.

Language policy

Please view our English Language Requirements page for details.

Language support

Please view our Campus Life page for details of the English language support available, and other aspects of academic and social life at Harper Adams University.

Recognition of mobility achievements

For incoming students the mobility will require an approved Learning Agreement prior to commencement, as agreed with your home and host University.

For Harper Adams Students your study abroad will be recognised towards your degree and will require successfully completing the equivalent of 60 credits of study, at a level approved by your Course Manager. As well as contributing credits to your degree, further recognition may be possible by the additional award prefix of 'International' added to your degree title.

Local grading scale

Marks are graded using a grading scale of between 0 - 100%. The minimum mark required to pass a module is an aggregate average mark of 40%.

Typically over half the students would be expected to get marks of over 60%.

Project main focuses

From Section D of the Erasmus Mobility HEI Application Form

  • To improve the quality and to increase the volume of student and teaching staff mobility throughout Europe, so as to contribute to the achievement by 2012 of at least 3 million individual participants in student mobility under the Erasmus programme and its predecessor programmes
  • To improve the quality and to increase the volume of multilateral co-operation between higher education institutions in Europe
  • To facilitate the development of innovative practices in education and training at tertiary level, and their transfer, including from one participating country to others

Each year a call of interest to staff and students is made to promote the opportunities under the Erasmus programme. The conditions for funding are given from the offset which ordinarily will restrict the interest to only those truly committed to meeting the objectives. The university has a number of bilateral agreements which allow for both staff mobility and also PhD student mobility - which may help develop training of the students in their discipline.