Student mobility for studies, the centerpiece of the Erasmus 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.
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.
What arrangements are made for the ERASMUS students?
Prior to their departure, ERASMUS students are provided with:
- A study agreement (grant agreement) covering the mobility period and signed between the student and his or her home higher education institution.
- A “Learning Agreement” setting out the programme of studies to be followed, as approved by the student, the home and the host institution;
- The “ERASMUS Student Charter” setting out their rights and obligations with respect to his/her period of study abroad.