Currently all 28 EU Member States are eligible to participate in the ERASMUS+ programme as “Programme Countries”. There are a further 5 non-EU Programme Countries:
- The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
But, there are also 23 countries, which neighbour the EU, but are not EU Member States, which participate in the ERASMUS+ programme as “Partner Countries”. For example: Switzerland, Egypt, Russia and Israel. And let’s face it, some of these countries will never be EU Member States!
All other countries in the world are able to participate in the ERASMUS+ programme, but there are certain terms and conditions that apply.
Being the largest native English-speaking nation in the region and, according to the latest EU Commission data from 2014, the 4th most visited destination for ERASMUS students, I am confident that the UK will continue to participate fully in this programme.