Erasmus programme

MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many students from London currently benefit from the Erasmus programme; and how many students from other EU countries come to the UK under the programme?


Erasmus programme

Erasmus programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have consistently made the case for the UK remaining in the Erasmus+ programme and I am clear that the Government needs to secure the UK’s continued participation. This is a significant programme, supporting students to spend time studying in another country. It has fostered a greater understanding between EU nationals over many decades and in challenging international times, this is more important than ever.

Data on the number of students from London benefiting from the programme is not publicly available and the GLA does not own this data. However, there were 2,909 staff and students outgoing from the UK on Erasmus+ in 2016/17 (Higher Education Mobility Statistics 2014-17). The number of students from other EU countries coming to the UK under the programme in 2016/17 was 17,565, of which 2,375 came to London. (HESA Student Record 2002/03-2016/17).