Erasmus+ Study Mobility
Erasmus+ supports students at all cycles of study (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level) exchanges within Erasmus+ Programme countries and to and from Partner countries.
Fewer opportunities participants may apply for additional funding after they have been selected to study abroad. More information can be found here.
The study period abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months.
In one-cycle study programmes, such as Medicine, students can be mobile from 2 to 24 months.
Mobility for studies for PhD candidates, the mobility period can be from 5 to 30 days (short-term mobility) or from 2 to 12 months (long-term mobility) of physical mobility.
The participants can benefit from an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times, either as a student or as a trainee, but the total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.
Cycle refers to the level of study as defined by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):
- First cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) EQF – 5/6
- Second cycle (Master or equivalent) EQF 7
- Third cycle (Doctoral or equivalent) EQF 8
UNIC and the receiving institution must have an inter-institutional agreement between them for the applicant to study there with Erasmus+, under the specific study area.
The Learning Agreement and Compatibility Form has to be signed by all involved parties before the start of the mobility. The academic recognition will be completed accordingly and given that the courses and ECTS initially agreed, have been successfully gained.
Participants are eligible for an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to their travel and subsistence costs.
The Erasmus+ Grant is calculated on a monthly basis, and it may vary accordingly taking into regards 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 duration of the mobility.
The funding which corresponds to each mobility is divided into three or four installments depending on the mobility period. Detailed information is available here. (Note that for those interested in applying for a mobility to their country of origin, funding restrictions may exist. Please refer to each call for applications for specific details)
Irrespective of whether the participant receives an Erasmus+ grant or is an Erasmus+ zero-grant participant, they will be required to sign a grant agreement specifying the duration of the mobility, the amount of the grant and other rights and obligations.
As Erasmus+ students, participants will be exempt 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.
What should I be aware of if I get accepted to participate in the Erasmus+ Study Mobility Programme?
Any mobility is divided into three phases: Before – During – After. The required documents to be submitted are mentioned here, nevertheless, the detailed procedure will be communicated after the official selection by the UNIC Erasmus+ Selection Committee.