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What is Erasmus

ERASMUS is without doubt the world’s most successful mobility programme. It allows students, faculty and staff of European Universities to spend time in another EU institution.

This mobility programme was established in 1987 and since its inception approximately 2.5 million students were funded to study abroad, while roughly 250.000 teachers received support to undertake teaching assignments throughout Europe. It is estimated that, on average, a person embarks on Erasmus Exchange every three minutes!

Over time, Erasmus has expanded to include student placements, administrative staff mobility and Intensive Programmes (IPs).

As you can see, you can benefit from Erasmus in many different ways, and we here at the Unic Erasmus Office can help you decide which option suits you best. With over 120 partner institutions in 22 different countries, we offer you a wide spectrum of opportunities to learn, develop or improve your skills and have fun.

Desiderus Erasmus once said: “If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen but you don’t do it – it won’t happen!” So grab this opportunity and make it happen!

Study Mobility

 
Do you want to spend a semester or two at another European University? Under ERASMUS, the University of Nicosia has student exchange agreements with nearly 120 partner universities in 22 European Countries.

By taking part in Erasmus, you get the following benefits:

  • Financial grant of between €400 - €900 per month to cover the costs of your stay abroad (accommodation, food, pocket money)
  • An important experience to add in your CV that will give you a competitive advantage when applying for a job
  • Lots of new friends, exciting experiences and endless possibilities
  • A boost to your interpersonal and language skills
  • Lots of fun
     
In order to qualify, you need to fulfill the following criteria:
  • Minimum 30 UNic credits completed
  • Minimum CPA of 2.5
  • An EU or candidate country nationality
If you wish to know more about where you can go and what are your possibilities, feel free to visit us at the Erasmus office.
 

NOTE:  Based on the regulations of the National Agency, students who wish to go on Erasmus program and choose their country of origin as their destination country, they will be given lower priority in the selection process for the whole academic year.
 

Erasmus Traineeship

The Erasmus Traineeship Program provides funding to students, and recent graduates of the University of Nicosia to work for 2-12 months in an enterprise/organization in another European country. Traineeships can be recognized by the University and will contribute to your qualifications either in ECTS credits (usually recognition of internship course) or in the Diploma Supplement. In addition, graduates will be given a traineeship certificate for their participation .

Students who kept themselves mobile through out their studies have 25% more chances in being employed, in comparison with other non-mobile students. An internship provides the student or graduate with practical work experience and a greater exposure to the global industry.

For further information, you may visit the links below or physically visit the ERASMUS office (Millennium Building, 1st Floor, M102) at the University of Nicosia.

 

Staff Mobility

 
You can spend up to 5 working days and teach up to 5 hours on a topic in your area of interest, and receive a grant that will cover your travel and accommodation costs.
This way, students from our partner institutions benefit from your knowledge and expertise, while you have the opportunity to widen your contacts and network with your peers.
For more information on the institutions we cooperate with, please contact the Erasmus Office.
 
*Funding is limited, therefore you are kindly asked to respect the application deadlines.
 

Administrative and Non-Teaching Staff

 
If you are a member of our administrative staff interested in Erasmus-related training, you can always apply for funding and attend seminars, workshops, courses and conferences, periods of practical training, etc.

More information about Erasmus+  please view the below leaflets: 

1) Erasmus for All
2) Erasmus Plus 
3) Youth on the Move
4) FAQs