6.751 students, faculty and staff of Higher Education will be able to study, carry out practices, teach or receive training in countries around the world.
The Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE), a body attached to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, has published the resolution for which 23.6 million euros are allocated to finance the mobility of 6,751 students, teachers and staff of Higher Education between Spain and partner countries (rest of the world ), within the Key Action 'International Dimension' of the Erasmus + program of the European Union.
The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities co-finances mobilities with the Latin American region with one million euros. Of the 104 approved Erasmus + international mobility projects, 62 correspond to universities, 16 to higher artistic institutions, 9 to higher education mobility consortiums and 17 to higher level Vocational Training centers.
The 6,751 mobilities that will be produced from Spain and Spain with partner countries are disaggregated as follows: 3,163 students to study, 116 students to do internships in companies, 2,049 teachers to teach and 1,423 members of teaching and administration staff to expand his training or to impart it.
Spain will receive 4,242 incoming mobilities and from Spain will travel to other countries around the world 2,509 students, teachers and staff of Higher Education.
International Dimension of Erasmus +
Since 2015, Erasmus + reinforces its international dimension in the Higher Education sector through mobility projects of the European institutions with the so-called associated countries, with the aim of increasing the attractiveness of European institutions of Higher Education and supporting external action of the EU.
In the case of Spain, from 2015 until now, more than 12,000 students and more than 11,000 members of the faculty and staff of Spanish higher education institutions and associated countries have participated in this action of the Erasmus + program.
Spanish students receive aid of 700 euros / month and have a maximum travel assistance of 1,500 euros, depending on the distance to the country of destination.
On the other hand, 24,000 euros are reserved for aid to participants with special needs. This aid is increased 50% this year, reaching up to 1,500 euros / month, depending on the degree of disability and the special needs of the student.