The Erasmus+ programme is a European Union funding exchange programme. Students from a European partner university are eligible to study at TUS for a semester or an academic year.
Nomination & Application
To apply to study at TUS for Erasmus you must be nominated by your home institute.
You must also ensure there is an agreement in place between TUS and your University in your particular subject area. A full list of our Agreements can be found here
Once nominated you will then need to complete TUS’s incoming Erasmus application form.
Along with the application form you must also submit a number of other documents. Please see your application form for further detail.
Your application will not be processed until all application documents have been received so please ensure you send all items before the deadline you are given.
If successful, you will then receive a full offer letter. Once you have received your full offer letter you must then begin booking accommodation and making travel plans. When you have done this is important to notify the Erasmus office of your arrangements by emailing them: email@example.com
Erasmus Application Process for Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD)
A digital portfolio is mandatory for the application process to LSAD. A PDF should contain 10 images maximum alongside any relevant links to online material.
The portfolio needs to show visual evidence of current learning. It should comprise of images accompanied with a short sentence describing the context of the images and study.
Due to the nature of course delivery in LSAD, it is recommended that Erasmus study in LSAD takes place in Semester 1 (September to January). Please note this does not apply to applications for the full academic year.
Erasmus students will be required to complete a Learning Agreement for their home university. Students should seek advice from their academic coordinator at their home university regarding the academic requirements of their Erasmus period abroad.
Erasmus Agreement in Study Area
Your university must have an Erasmus agreement in your specific subject area in order to study at TUS under the Erasmus programme. If you are unsure if your university has an Erasmus agreement with TUS, then please speak with the institutional/academic coordinator at your home university.
Lectures at TUS are conducted through the medium of English. A good knowledge of English is therefore essential in order to be able to understand lectures and to be able to work with English language textbooks.
TUS requires students to provide English language certificates to show that they have reached a CEFR level B2.
What Will it Cost?
Students who study at TUS under the Erasmus+ Programme are not required to pay tuition/registration fees to TUS.
Erasmus funding is provided by the home institution. For information on the level of grants payable, please contact the International Office at your home institution.
Students can utilise Erasmus+ funding to take a work placement as a credit bearing part of their programme, throughout the summer months, or after Graduation.
Source your Placement
The first step in applying for your funding is sourcing your work placement. It is the student’s responsibility to source their own work placement.
Use your connections when searching: your TUS lecturers, TUS Careers Office, other TUS students, your family and your friends are great places to start your search!
Erasmusintern.org is also a fantastic site with opportunities for placements abroad.
Are you eligible?
If your work placement meets the following criteria, you may be eligible for Erasmus funding:
- Your placement takes place abroad (outside of Ireland) in the EU
- Your placement is approved as relevant to your TUS programme by your programme leader
- Your placement lasts a minimum of 60 consecutive days
- Your placement does not overlap with your class time
Final assessment will be carried out by the Erasmus Office to confirm with certainty.
Contact the Erasmus Office
If your work placement ticks the above boxes for Erasmus funding, you can then contact the Erasmus Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students partaking in Erasmus must ensure they have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and insurance. For students on work placement, they must ensure that their insurance covers them within the workplace.
To apply for a free EHIC from the Health Service Executive, please see here. Be wary of fraudulent websites, and please ensure you only apply through the HSE for your EHIC. Both Irish citizens and EU citizens living in Ireland can apply through the HSE website above for an EHIC.
For non-EU students who are not eligible to receive an EHIC, you must ensure that your private insurance covers you for studying/working in your chosen destination.
We aim to make the process of submitting documentation as simple as possible.
To apply, contact email@example.com at least two months before your work placement begins, to fill out our online application form.
After you apply to firstname.lastname@example.org for funding towards your work placement, the Erasmus Office will send you a few short documents to complete, as well as guidance on how to complete these documents.
It is not possible to receive funding for a work placement after it is completed.
If you have any questions that have not been answered, please contact email@example.com
International Study Students
Students thinking about undertaking a semester abroad as part of their studies are asked to contact the Erasmus coordinator as early as possible. The process of going on an Erasmus/Exchange must be started almost a year before you wish to start studying abroad, so the earliest interest expressed, the better!
1) Liaise with your Programme Leader
If you have decided to partake in the Erasmus study programme, the first step should be a discussion with your course leader. You will need to inform them of your decision.
2) Research Course Options
You must research the partner college options available to you. See TUS’s partner colleges here.
If you are interested in studying at a college in the EU that we are currently not a partner with, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least one year in advance of when you would like to go on exchange. It is not always possible to arrange partnerships, and the process of researching suitability with your lecturers and with the potential college can take a long time.
3) Applying for Erasmus
Once you have decided where you would like to study you must make your application to formally hold a place at your chosen college. Applications are currently first-come-first served.
Please contact email@example.com to seek access to our online application form.
You will be asked if you have researched your options. Ensure that you have researched what you can study at your chosen college, and that you have researched the cost of living in the country you wish to go to.
Applications must be submitted before 5PM Irish Time on the deadline day. Applications received after this time and date will not be facilitated, zero exceptions.
Your nomination will then be sent to your chosen college. After this point the majority of your dealings will be with your receiving college (e.g. registration, accommodation, timetabling etc.)
All students going abroad are advised to have comprehensive health and travel insurance policies.
European Health Insurance Card
Students will need the European Health Insurance Card which is obtainable from the relevant local health board. The EHIC entitles holders to full medical treatment in any European Union country, for any condition, whether or not it is of an emergency nature.
When applying for the EHIC you will need to present a letter from the International Education Office confirming your placement (this will be sent to your home address). You will also be required to provide your PPS number.
Full information on the EHIC is available on the European Health Insurance Card website: http://www.ehic.ie
Private Health Insurance
It is recommended that you take out some form of private health insurance policy to cover you while you are studying abroad. You should not rely on the cover provided by the EHIC as this may be quite limited.
Public healthcare systems vary from country to country, and few countries pay the full cost of healthcare for holders of the EHIC.
Should your question not be answered above, you can contact the Erasmus office with your query at firstname.lastname@example.org