Learning Agreement

Published by Manuel Herrero on

Some of the most important questions all Erasmus students ask themselves every year about the Learning Agreement: What is it? How do I do it? What subjects do I select for my Erasmus plus programme? For this reason, the Erasmus Play team has developed the following Learning Agreement Erasmus steps, to any doubts you have.

Let's start!

What is the Learning Agreement?

The most important document of the Erasmus programme, the contract where validation of selected subjects in your host University is accepted. Thanks to this document, the subjects you successfully complete during Erasmus will officially be recognised by your origin university.

It is a compulsory document both for university studies and for the Erasmus+ internship programme. You can download the form for both cases from the website of your university or directly from the official website of the European Commission.

Note that the Learning Agreement must be made before moving to your Erasmus destination city. However, it can be modified in case your class schedule coincides or some subjects are not as you thought and you want or need to change it for another one.

In addition to the Learning Agreement, an Erasmus Motivation Letter must be written too, this is compulsory in most cases. Erasmus Play team has prepared a model letter that you can use, simply by changing your name, origin and destination universities.

How to make the Learning Agreement?

Based on our experiences as Erasmus students and thanks to the conversations held with the Spanish Universities. We have managed to elaborate a list of the 8 keys for carrying out in a simple way a Learning Agreement, for any university career:

  • Have a meeting with your Erasmus mentor (home university), so that he/she can put you in touch with students from your university who went to your destination last year.

  • Know the number of credits you can and should take.

  • Select the subjects of your home university (compulsory and/or optional).

  • Research subjects of your destination university (analyze the study plans for validation between host and origin university).

  • Ask Erasmus students of previous years to share their Learning Agreement with you. It can be useful to inform you about the difficulty of the subjects.

  • Contact other Erasmus students who are going the same year (through social media) to see what subjects they have taken and compare with yours (two heads are better than one).

  • Select your favourite subjects according to your objectives (learning a certain subject, taking them in one language or another, etc.).

  • Fill the Learning Agreement, present it to your tutor and make the necessary modifications until you finally sign the agreement.


By following these simple steps, you will be able to make a Learning Agreement as quick and easy as possible. Now, all you have to do is cross your fingers for no last-minute changes when you arrive at your destination. If this happens to you, don't worry, there is plenty of time to change the Learning Agreement and the mentors are very flexible with this, so you will have no problem.

There is only one thing left, the most important:

Now the paperwork is done, start enjoying the best year of your life! Your Erasmus year!

We believe in setting everything before moving to your host city such as your accommodation.

Manuel Herrero

Former Erasmus+ student, now ErasmusPlay CTO and Co-founder.


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