New opportunities for Russian students and academic staff to study, teach and train in Europe

24/10/2018 - 09:30
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More than 3,000 academic exchange opportunities will be available for students and academic staff to study teach and train, thanks to the EU's Erasmus+ new Call for Proposals for Russia with a total budget of EUR 17 million. The EU has kicked off an awareness raising campaign to inform young people in Russia about these opportunities between the EU and Russia.

Roman is from Sterlitamak - a small town in Russia. He studies architecture in Strasbourg with the Erasmus+ programme and tells us passionately about how Strasbourg is located so conveniently that he can cross a bridge on his bicycle and be in Germany and then cross the bridge back to return to France. Nikolai from Ekaterinburg tells us how he found a job in Russia after he took a course on digital strategic communication at the University of Copenhagen. Anya from Moscow, whom we met in Rome, encourages other young Russians to apply for EU's Erasmus+ scholarship to study in Europe.


These are three of the video stories that were filmed this summer in different European cities: In Rome, Copenhagen, Berlin, Strasbourg and Škofja Loka in Slovenia. We learned about the experiences of young Russians who have received Erasmus+ grants to study a semester or do volunteering in Europe. Each of them showed us what a typical day in the life of an exchange student looks like.

The videos are part of a wider campaign which aims at raising awareness among young Russians about the EU's Erasmus+ opportunities to spend a semester or to study for a Master’s degree at a European University; to do an internship in a European organisation or company, or to volunteer in Europe.

As part the campaign, a special website in Russian has been developed where the young people can find more details about the EU grants and the application process.