STUDENT MOBILITY can last between 3 to 12 months abroad or at least a full academic trimester/term.

There are two types of student mobility:

  • studies - student is realizing the agreed study programme in Partner University for one semester or all academic grant
  • work placement  - student is realizaing the agreed placement programme in foreing company or institution

Prior to their departure, ERASMUS students are provided with:

  • Learning Agreement/Training Agreement setting out the programme of studies/placement to be followed, as approved by the student, the home and the host institution;
  • study agreement (grant agreement) covering the mobility period and signed between the student and his or her home higher education institution.
  • "ERASMUS Student Charter" setting out their rights and obligations with respect to his/her period of study/placement abroad.

 At the end of the period abroad:

  • The host institution must provide the ERASMUS student and his/her home institution with a transcript of records confirming that the agreed programme has been completed and confirming the results.
  • The home institution must give full academic recognition for satisfactorily completed activities during the ERASMUS mobility period as agreed in the Learning Agreement, preferably by using ECTS credits. The ERASMUS mobility period should also be recorded in the Diploma Supplement. In addition, the use of Europass mobility documents.

Other important informations

  • Students may be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance and visa costs) incurred in connection with their study period abroad.
  • ERASMUS students - whether or not they receive an ERASMUS grant - are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution.
  • Students may only receive two ERASMUS grants: one for a study period and one for a placement period.


Teaching staff mobility enables staff to spend a teaching period between 5 days  and 6 weeks at a higher education institution in another participating country (Partner University). The aims of academic staff mobility are among others: encouraging higher education institutions to cooperate, to broaden and enrich the range and content of courses they offer promotion of exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods and expertise in different areas, allowing students who do not have the possibility to participate in a mobility scheme, to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of academic staff from higher education institutions and from invited staff of enterprises in other European countries

  • The grant is provided to contribute to subsistence costs and to cover travel costs and it is ussually managed by the higher education host institution.



Staff mobility for training enables teaching and other staff of higher education institutions to spend a period of training between 5 working days and 6 weeks in an enterprise or organisation such as a higher education institution in another participating country.
The aims of mobility are allowing  the staff of higher education institutions to acquire knowledge or specific know-how from experiences and good practices abroad as well as practical skills relevant for their current job and their professional development; helping building up cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises; motivating students and staff to become mobile and to assist them in preparing a mobility period.

  • The grant is provided to contribute to subsistence costs and to cover travel costs and it is allways managed by the higher education host institution.

Elaborated on the basis of www of European Comission