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International Credit Mobility

 

International Credit Mobility (ICM) Action of Erasmus+ Programme provides opportunities for STUDENTS as well as STAFF of higher education institutions to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country. A Higher Education Institution (HEI) located in Armenia, which is a Partner Country, can send its students or staff to a Programme Country HEI, and vice versa. Programme Countries are 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) and 5 Non EU Programme Countries (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey).

Conditions

To study abroad, you must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level) leading to a recognised degree. For students in the first cycle (BA), you need to be at least in the second year of your studies.

Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs, and be part of the study programme that you are following.

Your home institution and the receiving institution must have an Inter-Institutional Agreement between them for you to study there with Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility.

Duration

Your study period abroad can last from a minimum of 3 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months.

You can benefit of an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study. “Cycle” refers to the level of study as defined by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):

  • First cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) EQF – 5/6
  • Second cycle (Master or equivalent) EQF 7
  • Third cycle (Doctoral or equivalent) EQF 8

For “one-cycle” courses such as medicine or architecture, you can go abroad with Erasmus+ for as long as 24 months.

Academic Recognition

Before the study abroad period:

  1. You, your sending and receiving higher education institutions must sign a Learning Agreement for Studies to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange abroad, as well as to agree on how activities successfully completed abroad will be recognised. This document sets out rights and responsibilities of the various parties.
  2. You will receive the Erasmus+ Student Charter, explaining your rights and obligations with respect to your period of study abroad.

After the study abroad period:

  1. The receiving higher education institution must provide you and your sending institution with a transcript of records confirming that the agreed programme has been completed and acknowledge the results.
  2. Your higher education institution must recognise the credits (using ECTS credits or an equivalent system) as agreed in the Learning Agreement before the mobility and count them towards your degree, without any further requirements.

Read more on the Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Studies

Financial Support

You will receive an Erasmus+ grant that will cover your travel and subsistence costs. It may vary according to differences in living costs between your country and the destination country, the number of students applying for a grant, the distance between countries and the availability of other grants.

Grant levels and fixed rates for exchanges between Programme and Partner countries are published in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide
Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions may apply for additional funding after they have been selected for a mobility period.
You will sign a grant agreement with the Programme country institution specifying the duration of your mobility, the amount of the grant and other rights and obligations. Your sending and receiving institutions will decide which one will make your payments.

As an Erasmus+ student, you will be exempted from fees for tuition, registration, examinations, and charges for access to laboratories or libraries at the receiving institution. Small fees for insurance or student union membership may still apply.

You may be eligible for additional grants from your institution, government or other sources. You may also be eligible to apply for a scholarship for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree or Marie Skladowska Curie Actions for doctoral studies.

How to Apply?

For further information on available exchange opportunities and application procedure contact the International Relations Office of your higher education institutionThe contacts of IROs or other units responsible for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility at Armenian Higher Education Institutions can be found here

You can also find Frequently Asked Questions for Higher Education Students and Staff here.

Overview

International Credit Mobility (ICM) supports teaching periods at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) abroad.
If you work in an Armenian higher education, you can spend time teaching at a higher education institution in a Programme Country.

Conditions

If you work in an Armenian HEI, your institution must have signed an Inter-Institutional Agreement with the receiving Programme Country institution.

Before beginning your teaching period, you, your HEI and the receiving institution sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how the teaching period will be recognised.

Duration

The teaching period must last a minimum of 5 days and maximum of 2 months. This excludes travelling time.

During your stay abroad, the teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours per week (or any shorter period of stay) of actual teaching time.

Financial support

EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on the receiving country and the distance between your country and the receiving country.

If your teaching period abroad is between Programme and Partner countries, your sending and receiving institutions will decide which one will make your payments.

Grant levels for teaching periods abroad between Programme and Partner countries are published in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide

How to apply

You apply for a grant via your higher education institution. HEIs select candidates for teaching periods abroad from their staff or invite staff from businesses or other organisations. For further information on application procedure contact the International Relations Office of your higher education institutionThe contacts of IROs or other units responsible for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility at Armenian Higher Education Institutions can be found here

You can also find Frequently Asked Questions for Higher Education Students and Staff here.

Overview

International Credit Mobility (ICM) supports training periods for staff working in Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

You can be trained at a higher education institution in a  Programme Country HEI.

Conditions

To be trained abroad, your higher education institution must  have signed an Inter-Institutional Agreement with the receiving institution.

Before beginning your training, you, your higher education institution and the receiving institution sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how your training will be formally recognised.

Duration

The training period must last a minimum of 5 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.

Financial support

EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on the receiving country and the distance between your country and the receiving country.

If your training period abroad is between Programme and Partner countries, your sending and receiving institutions decide which one will make your payments.

Grant levels for mobility between Programme and Partner countries are published in the Programme Guide.

How to apply

You apply for a grant via your higher education institution. HEIs select candidates for teaching periods abroad from their staff or invite staff from businesses or other organisations. For further information on application procedure contact the International Relations Office of your higher education institutionThe contacts of IROs or other units responsible for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility at Armenian Higher Education Institutions can be found here