The EU’s program in education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014-2015 replaces several previous programs such as: LLP Erasmus (Lifelong Learning Program), Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus Tempu, Alfa; Edulink and offers new opportunities of study, practice, participate in voluntary work and internships abroad for students, alumnus and faculty administrative staff.
STUDIES UNDER THE ERASMUS +
Any interested WSH?s student (with the exception of post-graduate students) that meets the minimum criteria has a chance to study abroad on 3 to 12 months long courses. A necessary condition is a sufficient knowledge of the English language (or language used at destination institution) a positive motivation and high grades (average from last semesters might be used to decide, if too many applications is submitted). Student whom is entitled to partake the program can?t remain on dean?s holiday, health holiday or science leave.
If WSH?s student, have already used a maximum of 12 months abroad, under the previous Erasmus (study or practice), can?t apply to a new ERASMUS + during the same course of study.
Each WSH?s student can apply on the III semester of undergraduate and graduate studies at earliest (declarations however, must be submitted not later than during the II semester).
Each WSH?s student can participate in study for as long as between 3 and 12 months during each cycle of studies i.e.:
? Bachelor Degree (3yrs) ? 12 months (studies and practice)
? Master?s Degree (2yrs) ? 12 months (studies and practice)
? Uniform Master?s Degree (5yrs) ? 24 months (studies and practice)
Each WSH student have the possibility to study in more than 170 partner universities located in 22 countries: Greece, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Romania, Denmark, Finland, Ireland , Estonia, Italy, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia and Malta. A detailed list of the universities, which signed bilateral agreements with Radom Academy of Economics, is available at the headquarters of the International Relations and Students’ Internships Office (61a Traugutta Street, room no 103).
Before going to the partner university student is required to obtain a license for the use of healthcare in the territory of the EU ? European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and to buy insurance for travel and for stay at the partner university (medical costs and consequences of accidents).
The amount of funding given to students depends on the direction of travel and has to follow the guideline:
? Mobility to countries with similar cost of living: students receive EU funding amount in the medium range;
? Mobility to countries with a higher cost of living; students receive EU funding amount in the higher range;
? Mobility to countries with lower costs of living; students receive EU funding amount in the lower range.
Based on the cost of living the European countries participating in the program were divided into 3 groups which determine the amount of scholarship granted:
Countries participating in the program with higher costs of living:
? Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy
Countries participating in the program, with an average cost of living:
? Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey
Countries participating in the program with a lower cost of living:
? Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The rates of National Agency in the Erasmus+ Programme, AGREEMENT 2015/16. Individual support for those going in action 1 Funds 2015.
The rates of National Agency in the Erasmus+ Programme, AGREEMENT 2016/17. Individual support for those going in action 1 Funds 2016.
For whom the higher funding?
? Students with disabilities ? from 100 to 200 Euro per month (study and practice)
? Students with financial hardships, recipients of scholarship ? from 100 to 200 Euro per month (studies and practice).
? Spring semester: 2015/16 (is ended on 31st March 2016)
? Winter semester: 2016/17 (is ended on 31st March 2016)
In the case of unused funds for academic years, recruitment is ongoing the whole academic year!
Where to start?
? Make sure that you meet the requirements
? Select the direction of mobility
? Fill out a declaration to participate in the program and the Application form 2015/16 (attach CV English)
? Place the documents in the IRaSIO in room 103 at Traugutta St.
? Wait for information about date of Test of knowledge of language
? Wait for the results of recruitment.
EQUIVALENCE OF ECTS POINTS GAINED UNDER THE STUDY
Each Erasmus student should be guaranteed the recognition of the full period of study at the partner university taken on a foreign institution. This means recognition of a foreign period of study as equivalent to the period of study in the country.
Firstly, the home institution has to approve the study plan of a host institution before the student leaves. The three sides sign the ?Learning Agreement for Studies?- the home institution, host university and the student.
Any changes applying to the rules of these agreements have to be approved in writing.
Any documents related crediting courses should be accepted and signed by the competent person in Dean?s Office.
Second prerequisite for a student to credit a study is of course completion of a set program. In the case of Studies it?s the confirmation from the partner university with list of completed courses with grades (Transcript of Records), together with the Certificate of attendance.
In exchanging of the grades from one grading systems into another Academy takes into the account:
? Conversion of grades obtained by students at a foreign university to the local system;
? filling gaps coming from program differences if the student is not able to pass compulsory courses at the home university in a given semester / year due to the lack of equivalents of classes completed abroad.
Due to numerous misunderstandings related to the period of recognition of studies realized abroad and students need, to pass all the courses described in the educational canon as mandatory (associated with the standard of education), it is advisable to sign a ?certificate (card) of credits recognition? which will define, equivalents for lectures from the home university that student will pass on a foreign university.
In accordance to the agreement between the National Agency and the University while signing the ?Learning Agreement?, University should minimize the impact of discrepancies, by always precisely define the equivalents before student?s departure. Student should have to ?work off? a minimum program differences after returning from the scholarship.
The university should present the most flexible approach to the agreeing on equivalency of classes realized abroad and at foreign practices. Without flexibility in this regard it?s hard to effectively cooperate within the student exchange programs.
For more details on international practices, please contact:
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND STUDENTS’ INTERNSHIPS OFFICE
61a Traugutta Street, room 103
Phone/fax. 048 363 22 90 Ext. 45