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!
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
- Minimum 30 UNic credits completed
- Minimum CPA of 2.5
- An EU or candidate country nationality
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.
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.
Administrative and Non-Teaching Staff
More information about Erasmus+ please view the below leaflets: