This mobility project can comprise one or more of the following activities:


Student mobility:


  • a study period abroad at a partner higher education institution (HEI);
  • a traineeship (work placement) abroad in an enterprise or any other relevant workplace.

A study period abroad may include a traineeship period as well.

To ensure high-quality mobility activities with maximum impact on the students, the mobility activity has to be compatible with the student’s degree-related learning and personal development needs. The study period abroad must be part of the student's study programme to complete a degree at a short cycle, first cycle (Bachelor or equivalent), second cycle (Master or equivalent) and third or doctoral cycle.

Traineeships abroad at a workplace are also supported during short cycle, first, second, third cycle studies and within a maximum of one year after the student’s graduation/ This also includes the 'assistantships' for student teachers.

Wherever possible, the traineeships should be an integrated part of the student's study programme. Student mobility can be in any subject area/academic discipline.















Eligible participating organisations

  • Student mobility for studies:

All participating Programme Country organisations (both sending and receiving) must be HEIs awarded with an ECHE. All Partner Country organisations must be HEIs recognised by competent authorities and have signed inter-institutional agreements with their Programme Country partners before the mobility takes place.

  • Student mobility for traineeships:

The sending organisation must be a HEI awarded with an ECHE. The receiving organisation can be:

  • any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example, such organisation can be:

-         a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enter­ prises);

-         a public body at local, regional or national level;

-         a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;

-         a research institute;

-         a foundation;

-         a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);

  • a non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
  • a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;
  • a Programme Country HEI awarded with an ECHE.








Duration of the activity

Study periods: from 3 to 12 months (including a complementary traineeship period, if planned).

Traineeships: from 2 to 12 months.

The same student may participate in mobility periods totalling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study, independently of the number and type of mobility activities. Participation with a zero-grant from EU funds counts as well towards this maximum duration :

  • during the first study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) including the short-cycle (EQF levels 5 and 6);
  • during the second study cycle (Master or equivalent - EQF level 7); and
  • during the third cycle as doctoral candidate (doctoral level or EQF level 8).

The duration of a traineeship by recent graduates counts towards the 12 months maximum of the cycle during which they apply for the traineeship.


Venue(s) of the activity

Students must carry out their mobility activity in a Programme or Partner Country different from the country of the sending organisation and the country where the student has his/her accommodation during his/her studies.




Eligible participants

Students registered in a HEI and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or another recognised tertiary level qualification (up to and including the level of doctorate). In case of mobility for studies, the student must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education studies. For traineeships, this condition does not apply.

Recent higher education graduates may participate in a traineeship. Recent graduates must be selected by their HEI during their last year of study, and must carry out and complete their traineeship abroad within one year of obtaining their graduation.



A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the project / mobility Action would not be possible without extra financial support. Higher education institutions that have selected students and/or staff with special needs can apply for additional grant support to the National Agency in order to cover the supplementary costs for their participation in the mobility activities. For persons with special needs, the grant support may therefore be higher than the maximum individual grant amounts set out below. Higher education institutions will describe on their website how students and staff with special needs can request such additional grant support.

Extra funding for students and staff with special needs may be provided also from other sources at local, regional and/or national level.

As regards the accompanying persons for students and staff with special needs, they are entitled to receive a contribution based on real costs .

Each higher education institution, by signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, commits to ensuring equal access and opportunities to participants from all backgrounds. Therefore, students and staff with special needs can benefit from the support services that the receiving institution offers to its local students and staff


Allocation of funds


Group 1 - Programme Countries with higher living costs (€750/m)

Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland


Group 2 Programme Countries with medium living costs (€700/m)

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland , Turkey


Group 3 Programme Countries with lower living costs (€650/m)

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia



Travel Funds -  allocated according to distance


  Travel distances

  Between 100 and 499 KM:

  Between 500 and 1999 KM:

  Between 2000 and 2999 KM:

  Between 3000 and 3999 KM:

  Between 4000 and 7999 KM:

  8000 KM or more: 



  180 EUR per participant

  275 EUR per participant

  360 EUR per participant

  530 EUR per participant

  820 EUR per participant

  1100 EUR per participant





Prior to their departure, each selected student must sign an agreement which includes also a "learning agreement" setting out the programme of studies and/or traineeship to be followed, as agreed by the student, the sending and the receiving organisation. The template is available at http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/quality­ framework_en.htm. This learning agreement defines the target learning outcomes for the learning period abroad and specifies the formal recognition provisions. The agreement also specifies the location of the study period and/or traineeship. In this learning agreement, the sending institution and the student should also agree on the language level (main language of instruction or workplace) to be reached by the student by the start of the study/traineeships period, in line with the recommended level specified in the inter-institutional agreement between sending and receiving institutions (or in line with the enterprise expectations in case of traineeships). Where applicable, the sending institution and the student will agree on the best suited linguistic support to be provided, so that the student can reach the agreed level (see next paragraph on online service for linguistic support).





Study Mobility


Students following a Higher National Diploma at the Institute of Tourism Studies have the opportunity to study abroad in a foreign institution that is a partner institution with ITS.  Under the Erasmus+ Mobility Programme, partner universities would have a signed Inter-institutional Agreement with ITS, offering students the possibility of studying at their institution for a period of between 3-12 months. 

Students eligible to proceed with a study period would have successfully completed their first year of study at ITS.  The credits successfully achieved from the foreign institution will be recognised at ITS as part of one’s Course. Students participating in an Erasmus+ Study Mobility are not charged tuition fees at the hosting institution and are provided with a grant to help them with their expenses.

The Erasmus+ mobility may be a combined study and traineeship period.  The maximum duration for both periods is 12 months.  Students who would like to know more about this possibility are advised to contact the Erasmus Coordinator.

Read about others Experiences: Testimonials



Current Call for Applications



CLOSED: Student mobility studies (SMS) – 1st Call – academic period September 2016 – January 2017 

CLOSED: Student mobility studies (SMS) – 2nd Call – academic period September 2016 – January 2017


Students are advised to refer to this website before filling in the Application form. Please be advised that handwritten applications will not be accepted.

For further reference you may visit the Erasmus+ Mobility Office (Room 306) during the Academic year, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9.00am and 13.00hrs or on email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Learning Agreement

Application form

Online Linguistic Support

Erasmus+: List of Insititutions



Traineeships Mobility


The Erasmus+ traineeship mobility is similar to the Study Mobility, however, in this case students have the possibility of going abroad to train in an enterprise or in an institution. Students following a Higher National Diploma at ITS can apply.

The period of mobility can be between 2 and 12 months.  The traineeship should be an integrated part of the students’ study programme at ITS.

The credits successfully achieved from the traineeship will be recognised at ITS as part of one’s Course. The Erasmus+ fund will be provided to help students with their overall expenses.

Read about others Experiences: Testimonials



Current Call for Applications

CLOSED: Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Traineeships 2016- 2017 - 1st Call

CLOSED: Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Traineeships 2016- 2017 - 2nd Call



Learning Agreement

Application Form 2016-2017 (1st Call)

Application Form 2016-2017 (2nd Call)



Erasmus+: List of Institutions



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

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Aviation Park, Aviation Avenue
Ħal Luqa LQA 9023  
Malta - EU 

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042,