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Additional sources of advice

Sources of Advice

Before you go, you should use all the sources of information which are open to you. Obviously, the key source, and channel, of information is your school placement Office. Other sources include:

UK Erasmus National Agency website

Useful resources and up to date information on the Erasmus Programme

Read Erasmus+ stories from UK students who have just returned from an Erasmus placement

UK Erasmus National Agency
European Commission website

Erasmus+ facts, opportunities, resources, news and events

FACT: 725,000 Europeans went abroad with Erasmus+ in 2016!

European Commission

Taxe d'Habitation - Students going to France only

In France taxe d’habitation (equivalent to UK Council tax) is due from an individual who on 1 January is registered as officially renting a flat (furnished or unfurnished) or living in property that they own. The liability for the taxe d’habitation is not related to the amount a person earns or to whether he/she pays income tax. This means that overseas students are liable as much as any French citizen in France.

NB the French authorities are often late in issuing the demand notice which may reach you after your return to the UK, even a year later. The French authorities issue bills for the taxe d’habitation in October. To avoid the possibility of being charged interest, you are strongly advised to settle the account before you leave France. Should you rely on the tax office to bill you after your departure, you must ensure that you pay promptly, or you will be charged 10% interest on each subsequent bill. If you delay payment, you run the risk of court action or ending up an international credit backlist.

Contact details for the Global Opportunities Team:

Global Opportunities Team
Careers, Employability and Skills
Queen's University Belfast
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

We run a Global Opportunities Drop In during term time every Tuesday & Thursday from 12 - 1pm in the Student Guidance Centre, Level 1

Tel: 028 9097 5255 (+44-28-9097 5255 from outside the UK)


or for queries about the Erasmus programme


Donna Beckington - Head of Global Opportunities Team (and Erasmus Institutional Co-ordinator)

Ruairi McGrillen - Global Opportunities Development Officer (new developments, international internships, short programmes, travel scholarships)

Conleth Burns - Global Opportunities Officer (Outgoing Erasmus/Exchange students and promotional activity)

Noemi Rodriguez Dominguez - Global Opportunities Officer (Incoming Erasmus and Study Abroad students, Erasmus Bilateral Agreements and Systems)

Rachel Mulligan - Global Opportunities Officer (currently on maternity leave)

Rachel Battersby - Global Opportunities Clerical Officer (Incoming Erasmus students, Outgoing Erasmus Study Placement students)

Rachael Stevenson-Reynolds - Global Opportunities Clerical Officer (Incoming Study Abroad students, Outgoing Erasmus Work Placement students)


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