1. What’s the Erasmus Program?
It’s an exchange program for students and university professors. Its main goal is to develop and to reinforce the European dimension in the tertiary education by encouraging the student’s mobility and by easing the recognition of studies inside all the European Union.
2. Program’s duration
The Socrates/Erasmus program allows you to study from 3 up to 12 months.
3. For who?
- University students;
- University professors and staff;
- University associations and its representatives.
4. Where can I go?
• To the 27 countries belonging to the European Union: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Check Republic, Cyprus, Malta and Romania.
• To countries from the European Fair Trade Association / European Economic Community; Iceland, Norway Liechtenstein.
• And to Turkey
5. How can I join the program?
The department of external relations at your university should provide all the information that you’ll need to enroll the program and about scholarships.
6. Advantages for the students:
a. Personal advantages
- Discover yourself;
- Get to know other cultures and ways of living;
- Broaden your horizons;
- Develop new friendships;
- Recognize the value of your own culture;
b. Academic advantages
- Improve your Curriculum Vitae;
- Develop a foreigner language;
- Get in touch with other ways of teaching and different academic points of view;
- Get to know other fields of study and careers;
- Opens a window for the European market;
Erasmus program scholarships are given by the National Agency (NA) chosen by each contry. The procedures and the amounts of the scholarship change from country to country, according the community guidelines.
In most of the cases, the National Agency give the scholarship to home universities that manage and deliver them according to their own procedures.