Erasmus+ Exchanges - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Erasmus exchanges

Erasmus + is the European Union’s educational exchange programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions. The programme was introduced with the aim of increasing student mobility within Europe. It encourages student and staff mobility for study and promotes cooperation between universities across Europe.

As an institution that holds an Erasmus Charter we are able to benefit from, and contribute to, different initiatives within the activities of the European Commission. These initiatives range from access to further development opportunities for teaching staff as well as the possible creation of student exchanges.

Erasmus Charter

Erasmus Policy Statement


Applying to study at NSCD as part of an Erasmus+ Exchange

The NSCD academic year is divided into 3 terms, students can apply to spend a full term studying at NSCD joining Year 3 of the BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) programme.

The deadline for all applications to study in 2021/22 is 30th April 2021.

Selection of exchange students will be based on a footage of work (DVD or web link) and accompanying letter. Applications should include;

  • 5 minutes (max) of ballet technique work (including extracts of barre, centre and travelling).
  • 5 minutes (max) of contemporary technique work (including extracts from static, centre/dynamic and travelling).
  • A solo dance of approximately 1.5 minutes duration which should include elements of contemporary dance.
  • A Creative/Improvisation Dance Task to assess your creative and choreographic skills.

The letter should include your reasons for applying to NSCD.

Due to the small cohort sizes NSCD only has the capacity to take a maximum of 2 exchange students per term and as such the demand for this opportunity is very competitive.

If you have queries regarding an Erasmus+ exchange or to submit an application please email: