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Erasmus+ Programme

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th February 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have travelled to (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland under the Erasmus+ programme in each year since 2015.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The European Commission (EC) publishes statistics on Erasmus+. The latest available data is from 2018, published in January 2020. The EC records the number of incoming mobilities to the UK under the Erasmus+ programme, but this is not broken down by sub-national levels.

The table below summarises the number of incoming higher education students, trainees and staff to the UK on the Erasmus+ programme from 2014/15 to 2017/18. The EC publishes more data on Erasmus+ in their statistical annexes, which is available from: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/statistics_en.

Incoming HE students, trainees and staff to the UK on the Erasmus+ program

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Students & Trainees

30,235

31,362

31,727

31,877

Staff

3,436

4,406

4,786

4,970

Source: UK factsheet: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/factsheets_en.

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