ERASMUS+ FOR STUDIES AND TRAINEESHIPS

 

 

Mobility for Studies

Mobility for Traineeships

Year of study

Full time students: 2nd year of study

Part-time students: 2nd – 3rd year of study

 

To study abroad with Erasmus+, you must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or tertiary-level qualification. For students in the first cycle, you need to be at least in the second year of your studies.

1st – 3rd year of study

post-graduate traineeship

Host countries

The exchange must take place within one of your academic department’s Erasmus+ partner universities within the programme countries

You may carry out a traineeship at any organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme Country (with the exception of EU institutions, bodies and agencies).

Recognition Requirements

Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs, and be part of the study programme that you are following.

Your traineeship must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs and, wherever possible, be integrated in your study programme.

 

Duration

 

The exchange period must last a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months

The work placement must last a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months

Prior Receipt of Erasmus Funding

 

You can only receive an Erasmus+ grant for a maximum of 12 months in each study level (i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies)

You can only receive an Erasmus+ grant for a maximum of 12 months in each study level (i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies)

Academic recognition

 

 

 

 

Before the study abroad period:

1.     You, your sending and receiving higher education institutions must sign a Learning Agreement for Studies to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange abroad, as well as to agree on how activities successfully completed abroad will be recognised. This document sets out rights and responsibilities of the various parties

2.     You will receive the Erasmus+ Student Charter, explaining your rights and obligations with respect to your period of study abroad

After the study abroad period:

1.     The receiving higher education institution must provide you and your sending institution with a transcript of records confirming that the agreed programme has been completed and acknowledge the results

2.     Your higher education institution must recognise the credits (using ECTS credits or an equivalent system) as agreed in the Learning Agreement before the mobility and count them towards your degree, without any further requirements

3.     If your higher education institution is in a Programme country, your mobility period should also be recorded in the Diploma Supplement

 

Before the traineeship abroad:

1.     You, your higher education institution and the receiving organisation must sign a Learning Agreement for Traineeships to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange abroad. This document sets out rights and responsibilities of the various parties, a detailed programme of the traineeship, information on insurance, and how your traineeship will be recognised upon successful completion.

2.     You will receive the Erasmus+ Student Charter, explaining your rights and obligations with respect to your traineeship abroad.

After the traineeship abroad:

1.     The receiving organisation/enterprise should send you and your higher education institution a Traineeship Certificate, normally within five weeks after successful completion of the traineeship.

2.     Your higher education institution must recognise your traineeship abroad, according to the commitments agreed upon in the learning agreement and without any further requirements.

3.     If your higher education institution is in a Programme country, the information contained in the Traineeship Certificate should also be included in the Diploma Supplement, except if you are a recent graduate. In this case, it is recommended to record the traineeship in the trainee’s Europass Mobility Document.

 

How to apply

1.     Wait for the Call for Applications and Fill in the Application form until the set deadline

2.     Participate in Erasmus interview and show your motivation and language skills

 

1.     Wait for the Call for Applications and Fill in the Application form until the set deadline

2.     Participate in Erasmus interview and show your motivation and language skills

 

The main Erasmus selection criteria:

–     Academic achievements at ISLB (minimum average of grades – 7);

–    The compatibility of the study programme at ISLB and host institution;  

–     Foreign language skills (Language of instruction at the host institution);

–     Motivation and communication skills

 

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

You may receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to your travel and subsistence costs. It may vary according to differences in living costs between your country and the destination country, the number of students applying for a grant, the distance between countries and the availability of other grants.

Irrespective whether you receive an Erasmus+ grant or are an Erasmus+-zero-grant student, you will sign a grant agreement specifying the duration of your mobility, the amount of the grant and other rights and obligations.  

As an Erasmus+ student, you will be exempted from fees for tuition, registration, examinations, and charges for access to laboratories or libraries at the receiving institution. Small fees for insurance or student union membership may still apply.

However, you still need to pay full tuition fees at ISLB during your mobility period abroad.  You simply continue with your current payment plan at ISLB.

Fixed grant rates:

Group

 

Countries

Study Grant rate

EUR/ month

Traineeship Grant rate

EUR/ month

1

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

500

700

2

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

400

600

3

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Poland,  Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary

300

500

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Make sure you know your rights when you study or do a traineeship abroad.

Students with further questions about taking part in Erasmus+ should check the frequently asked questions or contact ISLB Erasmus Coordinator.

Source: ec.europa.eu

 

 

ONLINE LINGUISTIC SUPPORT (OLS)

The European Commission’s Online Linguistic Support initiative (OLS) provides free language learning support for Erasmus+ exchange/placement students in the form of online courses.

Courses are currently available in the following languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Students whose main working language in the host country is one of the above are required to take the language test in order to determine the language level and receive the Erasmus grant.