If you ever wondered how many students participate in erasmus scheme, than here are some statistics for 2008/09 academic year. Every year more and more students are participating and erasmus program is becoming more and more popular.
Some erasmus statistic
From 1998 to 2008 there was an 100 times increase in participating members – from about 2000 students that took place in erasmus program in 1998 there are today almost 200.000 students that are actively participating in the scheme. Below are some more official statistics:
-The total number of Erasmus student mobility in the 2008/09 academic year was 198 523, which is an annual increase of 8.7%.
-France sent the highest number of students on Erasmus, or 28 283 (14.2% share), followed by Germany with 27 894 students (14.1%) and then Spain with 27 405 students (13.8%). All the participating countries, except Iceland and Liechtenstein, experienced growth in outgoing student mobility and the annual growth rate was highest in Malta (29.1%), followed by Bulgaria and Latvia.
-Spain (33 172), followed by France (24 614), and then Germany (21 932) received the highest numbers of Erasmus students.
-There was a rise in the number of incoming students in all of the 31 participating countries.
-The imbalance between incoming and outgoing students is significant in many countries. The levels of incoming and outgoing students are most balanced in Austria, Liechtenstein and Greece.
Additional erasmus statistics so far
-About 0.91 % of the total higher education student population in the 31 participating countries in the 2008/09 academic year participated in an Erasmus student mobility. Taking into account the average study duration of approximately 4-5 years, it can be estimated that around 4 % of all European students participate in the Erasmus programme at some stage during their studies.
-The countries sending the highest number of students on Erasmus mobility as a share of their student population were Luxembourg and Liechtenstein followed by Austria, Malta and Spain.
-The average duration of Erasmus student mobility was 6.1 months.
-The average monthly EU grant increased substantially, to 272€ per month, both types of student mobility taken together, from 255€ in the previous year.
-213 students with special needs (severe disability) participated in the Erasmus programme, which is about 0.11% of all Erasmus students.
-The total number of Erasmus zero-grant student mobilities was 4502 in 2008/09. Zero-grant students constituted a 2.3% of the total number of Erasmus student mobilities.
-60.74% of Erasmus students in the 2008/09 academic year were women