Nearly 270 000 students benefitted from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013, according to new data released by the European Commission on Thursday, setting a new record for the Erasmus Programme.
“ERASMUS is a very popular program so I am therefore delighted to announce another record-breaking year for ERASMUS. In 2012-13, nearly 270,000 students received EU grants to study or train in another European country. That's 15,000 more than the previous year and proof of the programme's enduring popularity and success.” Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said.
The three most popular destinations for Erasmus students in 2012-2013 were Spain, Germany and France. Countries sending the highest number of students as a proportion of their graduate population were Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Finland, Latvia and Spain.