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KCFE Erasmus+ Programme

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Welcome to the KCFE Erasmus+ Programme


Kerry College of Further Education is delighted to announce its participation in the Erasmus+ programme. The Erasmus+ programme is a European Commission initiative that enables students to complete their work placement abroad, in conjunction with one of our partner universities in Europe. This activity is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + (KA1) program through the Irish national agency Léargas.

The Erasmus programme is hugely popular because of the academic, social, personal and professional benefits it brings. In addition to providing our students with an opportunity to work in an international environment in a company/organisation compatible with their course of study, it is a significant enhancement to any student’s CV and furthermore allows students improve their communication, language and intercultural skills.


Erasmus and Employment

The Erasmus Experience will give you many new transferable skills for future employment and for future studies…

  • You will gain different insights and outlooks on life – employers value awareness
  • You will learn new independence – employers value independent thinking
  • Living in another European country will give you life skills which cannot be taught and which may take others much longer to acquire - employers value maturity
  • Working in another European country encourages a flexible approach to learning and working - employers value adaptability

To apply, you must be a registered student of KCFE. An application form for the Erasmus+ programme can be downloaded using the link below. The application form must be submitted by e-mail to A printed copy must also be signed and submitted to the College Office. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 10th November 2017. Places on the programme are limited and will be awarded on the basis of applications received and an interview to determine the most suitable applicants. Interviews are expected to be held in November 2017.


Financial and Other Support

If your application is successful, you will qualify for a grant towards the cost of the programme including, travel, accommodation and living expenses. In addition, the college will provide language and cultural support prior to departure.



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