Erasmus+ is the new program substituting the Erasmus-PAP, and which will cover the period 2014-2020, to enable participating in a period of studies in an institution of higher education in another European country. At its termination, the student’s home institution will recognize the studies undertaken academically. During this time, the student will be exempt from paying academic fees in the institution at destination. The objective is to address the teaching and learning needs of all participants in formal higher education, whatever the length of the course or qualification, including doctoral studies, as well as the institutions that provide such training.
Also the student must receive a written agreement about the program of studies that will be followed in the host country. At the end of the stay abroad, the host institution must send the Erasmus student and his home institution a certificate stating that the program agreed upon has been completed, along with a report on the results. Financial aid for Erasmus students is compatible with any other national aid or loan.
Each student can take advantage of various Erasmus mobility schemes, from a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 12 for each cycle of studies in Higher Education, including studies and work placements, that is:
- Maximum 12 months between studies and internships in the Undergraduate Degree
- Maximum 12 months between studies and internships in the Master's Degree
- Maximum 12 months between studies and internships in Doctoral Studies
Note: to calculate the months of stays, other previous programs in the Lifelong Learning Program (PAP) are also included, if there are any, even though previous to Erasmus +.
Funding - Grants
The amount of the Erasmus grant from the European Union and paid by SEPIE for the 2015 / 2016 course depends on the standard of living in the host country. The maximum number of financed months of studies is 5.
An additional amount of 100€ per month will be financed by European funds for students with fewer economic resources. The criterion to be followed for granting this additional aid will be that the student was already a beneficiary of a general study scholarship form the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport during the course immediately prior to the one with Mobility.
As for the aid from the MECD, it is a grant that can only be requested by those students with an accredited B2 level or higher in the language in which the studiesin the target center will be taught, and is incompatible with the SEPIE grant.
Countries can be classified into three groups:
|MONTHLY AMOUNT OF AID|
|COUNTRIES||Funding||Amount SEPIE||Amount MECD|
Group 1.Program Countries with highest living costs
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland
|Maximum 5 months||300 €/month||400 € /month|
Group 2. Program Countries with Average Living Costsa
Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Czech Republic, Turkey
|Maximum 5 months||250 €/month||350 € /month|
Group 3. Program countries with the lowest living costs
TheFormer Yugoslav Republic ofMacedonia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Rumania
|Maximum 5 months||200 €/month||350 € /month|
Erasmus University Charter
Loyola University has an Extended Erasmus University Charter (EUC-X) valid for the period 2014-2020. Any institution holding the Erasmus Charter agrees to comply with the following fundamental principles:
- The signing of interagency agreements with all the institutions with which they establish mobility actions.
- Not charging visiting Erasmus studentsfor any concept of education, enrollment, exams, or laboratory and library access.
- Fully recognizing activities satisfactorily completed by students during their mobility period.
- Ensuring the highest quality organization for the mobility of students and personnel.
- Ensuring the highest quality in theorganization of student placements.
- Maintaining curricular information that is up-to-date, clear and easily accessible.
- Applyinga system for the transfer of academic credits.
- Ensuring that Erasmus students receive the same services and academic treatment as local ones.
- Promoting the integration of visiting Erasmus students in activities in the institution.
- Providing information and the grades obtained promptly to both the students and their institutions.
- Facilitating and acknowledging Erasmus teaching activities.
- Promoting and showcasing Erasmus activities.
- Publishing the Erasmus Charter and the Erasmus Policy Statement.
- Complying with the objective established in the Lifelong Learning Programof not being discriminatory.
How to participate?
If you would like to participate in an academic exchange, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have passed 80% of the credits in the Basic Training of the first three semesters.
- Be a student in Loyola University in the course in which you are applying and in the course you will be part of during the exchange.
- Have a good mastery of the language in which the teaching will be imparted in the host country. The minimum level required will be a B1 in the language of instruction.
- Have a good academic record.
- In addition, we will consider the following aspects:
- The personal motivation of the candidate
- Previous international experiences
- The resume (C.V.)
- Having participated in volunteer activities
- Having actively collaborated in Loyola 360º
- Having collaborated with the International Relations Service
Destination Centers: Consult the list of universities with whom Loyola University has agreements.