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  • What is Bell’s OID number?

    Bell’s Organisation ID (OID) number is E10160068.

    Note: ERASMUS+ no longer issue PIC numbers. There is now a new E+ Organisation Europe-wide for ERASMUS+ course providers called OID that now replaces PIC numbers.

  • Do I have to wait for funding approval to book?

    No, you can apply straight away. If your institution is applying for funding to attend one of our Bell Teacher Academy courses, we can hold a place for you on one of our courses until the funding application has been approved or declined. All we ask is that your institution fills in our application form for institutions so we can hold your place. We have to be informed immediately once your institution’s funding has been approved or declined.

    If you will only know if you can attend a course at a very late stage please ask your institution to register with us now and we will hold the provisional place on your preferred course until your funding outcome. This will not incur any fees. If you are already registered but worried about the likely date of your funding decision please just let us know and we will try to support as much as we can.

  • How can I apply for ERASMUS+ funding?

    Individuals need to contact their university, college or organisation as they can not apply on an individual basis. The institution will be able to submit a plan for one or two years, in line with the EU 2020 Education, Training, Youth and Sport Proposal requesting a number of grants for their staff.

    As a first step your organisation needs to register with the European Commission’s Participant Portal and get an OID number (formerly a PIC number). Your university, college or organisation will then need to submit a funding application under Key Action 1 (Mobility of individuals in the field of education, training and youth) to your National Agency.

    If the funding is awarded, the institution can then choose which courses they would like their staff to participate in. You will be able to nominate our courses and we will supply any information you require at this final stage in order for you to join us. As this process requires your institution to be involved, we suggest you ask them to begin as soon as possible.

    For more information, visit the ERASMUS+ programme website.

  • What is ERASMUS+ funding?

    In 2014, the European Commission launched their new funding programme called Erasmus+ which runs until 2020. Erasmus+ brings together a variety of previously separate EU funding programmes, and, among other funding objectives, allows European teachers to attend one of our one- or two-week Bell Teacher Academy development courses.

    It is open to a wide range of organisations across all sectors of education and training in the EU member and EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Any public or private organisation actively involved in these areas will be able to apply for funding through the programme. Funding for individuals is available, but any funding applications have to be made through your institution. Funding is also possible for closed groups sent by institutions. Please note that Switzerland no longer fully participates in Erasmus+.

    For more information, please visit ERASMUS+ programme website.


  • Can I use PayPal to pay?

    Payers from the European Union, United Kingdom, Canada or United States are eligible to make payments through PayPal using our online payment provider, Flywire.

  • Can I pay with any currency?

    Our online payment provider, Flywire, accepts payments in more than 100 currencies.

  • Can I pay after I arrive?

    Full booking payments are required prior to a student arriving to their school or accommodation. The student will not be able to attend their course until this is received.

    Only in special extenuating circumstances will we consider payment on arrival at the school.

  • My Flywire link has arrived. What do I do?

    Once we have processed your course details, you will receive a link requesting your Flywire online payment. This may take a few hours after we send for you before you receive it (but make sure that the email has not gone into your junk mail during this time).

    If you still haven’t successfully received notification by this time, please get in touch with our team at and we will arrange for something to be resent.


  • What payment methods does Bell accept?

    You have the choice of paying directly to Bell by bank transfer or through our payment provider, Flywire. Flywire is a fantastic platform that securely processes payments in over 150 currencies from more than 240 countries and territories.

    Main benefits are:

    • You can pay in your local currency
    • You benefit from competitive, discounted exchange rates
    • You can track the status of your payment with your tracking link
    • They guide you through the entire payment process
    • You get 24/7 multilingual support across multiple channels, including phone, chat and email

    The platform currently accepts bank transfers, credit/debit card payments and other online payment methods. Please note, the payment methods made available depend on the country you are paying from.

    Flywire charges a handling fee of up to £7, and all card payments will be subject to a 2% fee (this is levied by the card company). These fees are non-refundable.

  • When do I have to pay for my course?

    To confirm your booking with Bell, all you need to pay is your deposit and standard registration fee of £98 within 3 working days of submitting their booking form (and enrolment form if requested).

    The remaining fee payment can be paid at any time up to 6 weeks before your course start date. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee your place on the course unless all fees are paid in full. Student are not able to register and start their course until full fees are paid.

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