Mobility

ERASMUS Student Mobility for Studies

Student mobility for studies, the centrepiece of the programme, enables students at higher education institutions to spend an integrated period of study of between 3 months and 12 months in another participating 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 in a higher education institution holding an ERASMUS University Charter.


For how long can students go abroad?

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


What are the preconditions?

  • ERASMUS student mobility for studies is carried out in the framework of prior "inter-institutional agreements" between home and host institutions, both of which must be holders of an ERASMUS University Charter.
  • ERASMUS students are selected by their home higher education institution in a fair and transparent way.

ERASMUS Student Mobility for Placements

Student mobility for placements 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 country.
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 skills 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 in a higher education institution holding an Extended ERASMUS University Charter.
  • Enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organisations.

For how long can students go abroad?

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

What are the preconditions?

ERASMUS students are selected by their home higher education institution in a fair and transparent way.

Where do placements take place?

  • Host organisations for student placements may be enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organisations.
  • Excluded are European Union institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies, organisations managing EU programmes (in order to avoid possible conflict of interests and / or double funding) and national diplomatic representations (embassy and consulate) of the home country of the student.

What arrangements are made for the students?

Prior to their departure, students are provided with:

  • A placement agreement (grant agreement) covering the mobility period and signed between the student and his or her home higher education institution.
  • A "Training Agreement" regarding its 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 rights and obligations of all the parties specifically for placements abroad.
  • The ERASMUS Student Charter setting out the student's rights and obligations with respect to his/her period abroad.

At the end of the period abroad:

  • Full recognition must be given by the home higher education institution for the period spent abroad, preferably using ECTS credits. Recognition shall be based on the training agreement approved by all parties before the period of mobility starts.
  • 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 or, if not possible, in the student's transcript of records. In addition, the use of Europass mobility documents is encouraged.

Will financial support be provided?

  • Students may be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance and visa costs) incurred in connection with their placement period abroad.
  • The payment of any national grant or loan to outgoing students should be maintained during the ERASMUS placement period abroad.
  • Students may only receive two ERASMUS grants: one grant for a study period and one for a placement period.

  

Learn more

about Erasmus+

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education Information for ITS Students who wish to study/train abroad Information for Students who wish to study at ITS through Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Programmes

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San Giljan STJ 3300  
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