The Erasmus program has as its main objective to enrich the European dimension in higher education. It fosters the mobility of students and teachers within the European Union, through bilateral agreements between university institutions.
This mobility program has lived through several stages. In its origins, it was launched through the PIC (Interuniversity Programs of Cooperation). Later, Erasmus was part of the Socrates Program (1997/98 -2006/07). Currently, this type of European mobility enters a new phase, joining the Permanent Learning Program (Lifelong Learning Program, 2007/08 - 2012/13) and supporting the construction of the European Space for Education Superior
The objectives of the Erasmus program are the following:
Allow students to educate, linguistically and culturally, on the learning experience in other European countries.
To foster cooperation between institutions and enrich the educational environment of the collecting institutions.
Contribute to the creation of a community of young and future well-qualified professionals, with open minds and with international experience.
To facilitate the transparency of credits and the academic recognition of the stays abroad, through the ECTS system.
More information: Comissió Europea: Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus
How does Erasmus work?
How to participate?
The application must be submitted before leaving, during the period in which the call is open (December / January).
Students interested in participating in this type of European mobility can request one of the places offered in your area of study, which are published with the call. It is not possible to request a place for a university that does not appear in the list of offers, or request a different study area of the offers.
Duration of the stay:
The period of stay of an Erasmus student in another European university varies according to each place and each agreement. The minimum period of studies is 3 months and the maximum period is 12 months, within the same academic year. Each square has a fixed number of months.
After the presentation of applications, the selection of the candidates is made to the UdL and the places are adjudicated.
After the selection:
The contacts with the university of destination begin. If the student is finally accepted, the student will enjoy the Erasmus status. He will enroll in the UdL and will take part of his studies at the university of destination, without having to pay a new tuition there.
The student must take care of the organization of the trip and the practical aspects related to his stay.
Information about financial aid.
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