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Student Mobility

The Student Mobility for Studies

The student mobility for studies action enables students at higher education institutions to spend an integrated period of study of between 3 months and 12 months in another participating European country.

 

What are the objectives of student mobility for studies

  • To enable students to benefit educationally, linguistically and culturally from the experience of learning in other European countries;
  • To promote co-operation between institutions and to enrich the educational environment of host institutions;
  • To contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.

 

Who can benefit?

Students registered at a higher education institution holding an ERASMUS University Charter can benefit from this action. 

Duration

Students can study 3 to 12 months abroad or at least a full academic trimester/term.

What arrangements are made for the Erasmus student?

The period must be covered by a grant agreement between the student beneficiary and his or her home higher education institution.

 

Prior to their departure, ERASMUS students are provided with:



At the end of the period abroad

  • The host institution must provide the ERASMUS student and his/her home institution with a transcript of records confirming that the agreed programme has been completed and confirming the results.
  • The home institution must give full academic recognition for satisfactorily completed activities during the ERASMUS mobility period as agreed in the Learning Agreement, preferably by using ECTS credits.

 

Will financial support be provided of fees charged?

  • Students may be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance costs) incurred in connection with their study period abroad.
  • ERASMUS students - whether or not they receive an ERASMUS grant - are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution.
  • The payment of any national grant or loan to outgoing students should be maintained during the ERASMUS study period abroad.
  • European students enrolled in an Erasmus Mundus Master Course may also get an Erasmus grant.

 

 Are language courses provided

  • An ERASMUS student may follow, if offered, an ERASMUS Intensive Language Course in the host country before the study period, for which a grant may also be awarded.
  • For more information, see the specific information on ERASMUS Intensive Language Courses.

 

Who can apply?

ERASMUS student mobility for studies takes place between the home and host institution, which are linked through a previously concluded "inter-institutional agreements".

  • Both institutions must be holders of an ERASMUS University Charter.
  • The student must be a citizen of one the participating countries or be recognised as having an official status of refugee or stateless person or permanent resident according to national legislation.
  • The student must be registered at a higher education institution which holds an ERASMUS University Charter and be enrolled in higher education studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification up to and including the level of doctorate.
  • The student must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education studies.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

 

How to apply?

The interested student has to turn to the international office and/or ERASMUS office of his higher education institution. The office will inform him of the possibilities of studying abroad as well as the modalities to apply and to receive an ERASMUS grant.

 

Source: European Comission: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/doc892_en.htm

 

Student Mobility for Placements

The ERASMUS student mobility for placements action enables students at higher education institutions to spend a placement (traineeship/internship) period between 3 months and 12 months in an enterprise or organisation in another participating European country. The ERASMUS student placements will demonstrably contribute to developing the students' personal and professional competences, including languages and intercultural competence.

 

What are the objectives of student placements?

  • To help students to adapt to the requirements of the EU-wide labour market;
  • To enable students to develop specific skill including language skills and to improve understanding of the economic and social culture of the country concerned in the context of acquiring work experience;
  • To promote cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises;
  • To contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.

 

Who can benefit?

Students registered at a higher education institution holding an Extended ERASMUS University Charter can benefit from this action.

Duration

Students can do a placement between 3 and 12 months or at least two weeks for students in short-cycle higher vocational education.

Where do placements take place

  • Host organisations for student placements may be enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organisations including higher education institutions in one of the 31 participating European countries.
  • Excluded are European Union institutions, organisations managing EU programmes (in order to avoid possible conflict of interests and / or double funding) and national diplomatic representations (embassies etc.) of the country of the student.

 

What arrangements are made for the students?

The period must be covered by a placement agreement (grant agreement/contract) between the student beneficiary and his or her home higher education institution.

Prior to their departure, students are provided with:

  • A "Training Agreement" regarding his or her specific programme for the placement period; this agreement must be endorsed by the home higher education institution and the host organisation;
  • A "Quality Commitment" setting out the roles and responsibilities of all the parties relating to the placement.
  • The Erasmus Student Charter setting out the rights and obligations of the student.


At the end of the period abroad:

  • Full recognition must be given by the home higher education institution for the period spent abroad as agreed in the Training Agreement, preferably by using ECTS credits.
  • In the particular case of a period of placement that is not part of the curriculum of the student, the sending institution shall provide recognition at least by recording this period in the Diploma Supplement.

 

Will financial support be provided?

  • Students may be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance costs) incurred in connection with their placement period abroad.
  • Students may get a financial contribution or a contribution in kind by the host enterprise/organisation

 

Are language courses provided?

An ERASMUS student may follow, if offered, an ERASMUS Intensive Language Course in the host country before the placement period, for which a grant may also be awarded. 

Who can apply?

  • The student applying must be registered at a higher education institution which holds an Extended ERASMUS University Charter.
  • The student must be a citizen of one the participating countries or be recognised as having an official status of refugee or stateless person or permanent resident according to national legislation.
  • In case the placement is organised by a consortium, the placement consortium must hold an ERASMUS consortium placement certificate.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

 

How to apply?

The interested student has to turn to the international office and / or ERASMUS office of his or her higher education institution. The office will inform her or him of the modalities to get an ERASMUS student placement and to receive an ERASMUS grant for

  

Source: European Comission: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/doc894_en.htm

 

Erasmus Intensive Language Courses

The Erasmus Intensive Language Courses (EILC) are specialised courses in less widely used and less taught languages organised in the countries where these languages are spoken. The EILC give Erasmus students visiting these countries for studies and placements the opportunity to study the language concerned for two to six weeks (with a minimum of 60 teaching hours in total, and at least 15 teaching hours a week) with the aim of being prepared for the Erasmus mobility period abroad.

 

Will financial support be provided or fees charged?

Apart from the Erasmus grant, a supplementary mobility grant for participating in EILC may be awarded and paid by the respective sending Higher education institution.

Erasmus students may not be charged a study fee for participating in an EILC course. However, fees may be charged for excursions and similar optional events and for other charges that Erasmus students normally may be asked to pay.

Where are EILC organised?

EILC take place in the following 23 countries: Belgium (Flemish Community), Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey. 

Organising institutions and course descriptions can be found in the website of the National Agencies of the countries where Erasmus Intensive Lanuage Courses take place. Please follow the direct links to the websites of the National Agencies. 

In case the link does not work, please contact the indicated contact person at the National Agency.

In case you need additional information about the courses, please contact the EILC organising institution.

Who can benefit?

Students registered at a Higher education institution holding an Erasmus University Charter, who have been selected for an Erasmus study or placement period in one of the European countries listed above.

Students whose main subject of study is the language of the country organising the EILC arenormally not eligible to participate.

Comenius Assistants may also participate, provided that there is a surplus of places on a course.

Who can apply?

The selection of the EILC organising institution is carried out by the National Agency in the country, where the course is to be organised, on the basis of a call for proposals published by the National Agency.

Students apply for an EILC through their home institution. The selection of EILC students is a joint responsibility of the EILC organising institutions and the National Agency in the host country.

How to apply?

Applications shall be submitted electronically to the students' home institution, which will be responsible for forwarding the application to the EILC organising institution directly or to the National Agency of the EILC organising institution.

  • Application form for Erasmus students : Word format - PDF format
    Erasmus students should contact their home institution, the EILC organising institution or the National Agency for further information.

 

You can find information on the relevant Erasmus Intensive Language Courses (EILCs) by selecting your host country.

 

 Source: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/doc902_en.htm

This page updated by Office for International Relations and Academic Cooperation on 22.03.2017 11:06:25