ICM Funding Application - Why and How to Apply? 

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ICM (International Credit Mobility) is an Erasmus+ programme which offers opportunities for students to study and staff to teach or train in higher education institutions (HEIs) beyond Europe. It also makes the same opportunities available for staff and students from countries beyond Europe to come to participating HEIs in Europe.

Students can be awarded funding to study abroad at eligible partner countries and universities. Students from all subject areas can participate, at any time during their degree (except during the first year). The minimum duration of the study period is 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.

ICM funding is only available to specific students who have been invited to apply by the Study Abroad & Exchanges team.

Successful candidates will be expected to act as ambassadors for the University of Birmingham and the student exchange programme both during and after their year abroad. This may involve participating in Study Abroad fairs and similar events, adding to our social media content and #Myglobalstory campaign, talking to potential study abroad students about your experiences on your return and writing profiles for study abroad promotional materials.

ICM funding currently supports eligible students with a monthly grant allowance plus a travel contribution based on the distance they are travelling.

Anyone who is awarded funding and subsequently withdraws from the programme will have to repay any monies received.

If you have any queries then please contact Lucy Drummond, ICM Project Coordinator; l.j.drummond@bham.ac.uk

What are you waiting for? Apply below! 

  • Welcome to the ICM Funding Application form.
    This form enables University of Birmingham students to apply for funding via the ICM Erasmus+ programme. Please only complete this form if you have been invited to apply by the Study Abroad & Exchanges team.
  • Data Protection
    All data collected on this application form will be stored in accordance with the University of Birmingham’s data protection policy and used for contact, selection, research and monitoring purposes and to administer and manage your application. By signing here and continuing with your application you agree to these conditions. Our data protection policy can be found here: www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/governance/policies-regs/data-protection.aspx. By completing this application it is understood that you have read this statement and agree to the use and disclosure of your personal information as detailed here. Once you have completed this application, you may update your personal information if necessary by contacting the Study Abroad office.
  • I agree to the use and disclosure of my personal information as described above
  • Please indicate if you meet the following statements:
  • Contact details
    All information regarding your application will be communicated via your university email address. Please double check to ensure you have entered your email address correctly.
  • Duration of time abroad
  • Eligibility and selection
    Please write a statement (a maximum of 500 words) on why you feel you should be selected to receive this funding. Please state any qualities and experiences you have that you feel would make you a great Erasmus+ ICM ambassador for the University whilst on your year abroad. You may also want to discuss how you would benefit from the ICM funding on your year abroad. For example; do you consider yourself as a WP (Widening Participation) student? Are you from a low income household (less than £36,000 per year)? Do you have any special requirements which may need extra funding to help support you on your year abroad?
  • I certify that the information on this application is correct. I understand that if I am successful and receive Erasmus+ grant funding then I must adhere to all the regulations set by the Erasmus+ programme. I understand that I may have to reimburse the total grant received if I fail to meet the obligations of the study period or fail to complete any of the Erasmus paperwork correctly (this includes submitting the final report at the end of my time abroad).
  • Next steps
    We will be in touch via your university email address to let you know if your application is successful. Following a successful application we will be in contact with you to help support you in completing all of the Erasmus paperwork needed to receive the grant.