The ESNsurvey is a Europe-wide research project covering different topics concerning mobility and education. It is the largest project of its kind carried out solely by volunteers.

Every year since the establishment of the project in 2005, the ESNsurvey team develops an online questionnaire and disseminates it among students at European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to collect information about students’ experiences from their exchange period abroad. Many associations, students, teachers, academics and various European institutions collaborate with ESN on this project.

Throughout the 11 years of existence of the project, over 150,000 responses have been collected. An average of 14,000 answers per year, these are compiled in an annual publication called the ESNsurvey Report. ESN shares this report with the main stakeholders in higher education and mobility programmes: the European Commission, National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Programme, HEIs and many other associations dealing with higher education and student mobility.


  • Explore current issues connected to academic and non-academic mobility and education.
  • Get a better insight into student issues in order to represent their real needs.

Latest Research Report

The 11th edition of the ESNsurvey focuses on topics: student migration in Europe, services for international students at host universities, academic adaptation, social adaptation and the post-mobility experience. The aim is to explore which conditions and interventions at higher education institutions in Europe might contribute to a more satisfying experience of international students.

Previous research reports