International Credit Mobility is the international opening of Erasmus. International Credit Mobility is aimed both for Students and Staff (for learning teaching and training) between EU programme countries and non EU partner countries in both directions (i.e. outgoing and incoming). This action is managed by National Agencies located in Programme Countries.
Programme Countries in International Credit Mobilities refer to 28 EU Member States + 5 additional countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYROM, Norway, Turkey. Partner Countries are all other countries except: Switzerland, ACP countries, Gulf Cooperation countries, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen.
European higher education institutions and individuals can work with partner institutions outside the EU through international mobility, joint degrees, and international cooperation partnerships, including capacity building and staff development in emerging and developing parts of the world.
Learning mobility and capacity building projects can improve skills, modernise higher education systems and institutions, and create better partnerships between the EU and education systems across the world. Opportunities given through Erasmus+, such as the high level Erasmus Mundus scholarships, can contribute to make Europe a more attractive study destination.
Students can go abroad for 3 to 12 months (including a complementary traineeship period, if planned). The same student may receive grants for studying or being trained abroad totalling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study:
During the first study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) including the short-cycle (EQF levels 5 and 6)
During the second study cycle (Master or equivalent – EQF level 7) and
During the third cycle as doctoral candidate (Doctoral level or EQF level 8)
The duration of a traineeship by recent graduates counts towards the 12 months maximum of the cycle during which they apply for the traineeship.
Students must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification (up to and including the level of doctorate).
The mobility is carried out in the framework of prior “inter-institutional agreements” between the sending and receiving institutions, both of which must be holders of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (if located in a Programme country).
Prior to the departure the Erasmus+ student is provided with:
A grant agreement covering the mobility period and signed between the student and his or her sending higher education institution;
A “Learning Agreement” setting out the programme of studies to be followed, as approved by the student, the sending and the receiving institution;
The “Erasmus+ Student Charter” setting out the student’s rights and obligations with respect to his/her period of study abroad.
At the end of the period abroad:
The receiving institution must provide the student and their sending institution with a transcript of records confirming that the agreed programme has been completed and confirming the results;
The sending institution must give full academic recognition for satisfactorily completed activities during the mobility period as agreed in the Learning Agreement, by using ECTS credits or an equivalent system. The mobility period should also be recorded in the Diploma Supplement.
Students may be awarded an Erasmus+ EU grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs incurred in connection with their study period abroad
Erasmus+ students – whether or not they receive an Erasmus+ EU grant – are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution
The payment of any national grant or loan to outgoing students should be maintained during the study period abroad.
|Instrument / Region||Credit mobility(€) 2017|
|Total Russia (ENI & PI)*||30,793|
|DCI Central Asia||12,018|
|DCI Middle East||5,917|
|DCI Latin America||13,894|
|DCI South Africa||3,890|
|PI USA Canada||13,911|
|PI Ind. Asia||14,760|
|Total for 2017||321,523|
The list of countries can be downloaded from here
You are kindly requested to download the Guidelines for Experts on Quality Assessment.
The following document covers the main questions and answers from students interested in participating in the Erasmus+ programme. Click here to download it.
HEIs must have signed inter-institutional agreements with their Programme Country
partners before the mobility takes place. Given the HEI in Partner Countries do not hold an ECHE, interinstitutional agreements for international mobility have been
adapted in order to include the main elements of the Charter.
Cooperation based on signed inter-institutional agreements commits Partner Countries
to the principles of the ECHE – to guarantee quality of mobility and other cooperation
Download inter-institutional agreement between institutions from programme and partner countries from following link: ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/doc/partner-programme-iia_en.pdf
Draft of the Application Form: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/form/mobility-programme-partner-countries_en.pdf
The interested student should apply to the international office and/or Erasmus+ office of his or her sending higher education institution. The office will inform him or her of the possibilities of studying abroad as well as the modalities to apply and to receive an Erasmus+ EU grant.
ICM Handbook (published February 2017)
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