There is a program called ERASMUS, but do you know what it’s about?
ERASMUS is an acronym of the official name in English, European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, which in Spanish means Action Plan of the European Community for the Mobility of University Students, and is nothing more than a management plan of various administrations that supports and facilitates the academic mobility of university students and professors within the Member States of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, North Macedonia and Turkey.
Now that we have it clear today we are going to tell you:
How do ERASMUS scholarships work?
What are Erasmus scholarships?
In 1987 and until now, these scholarships have been a fundamental support to promote the mobility of European higher education students. This allows students to carry out university or doctoral studies in the countries that belong to the European Economic Area, and also in other associated countries, such as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Macedonia, Turkey and Liechtenstein.
In principle, a certain duration must be met to enjoy this program, which have to be at least 3 months, which corresponds to an academic term up to a maximum of 12 months. Several exchanges are allowed, as a student or for internships, although the total time of all of them cannot exceed one year, except in medicine or architecture, which is extended to 24 months.
With these studies it is possible to improve the educational, linguistic and cultural level. Students are the main privileged because they can acquire a series of skills that can only be provided by international experience and that are highly valued when it comes time to get a job.
Requirements to apply for an Erasmus Scholarship
At this point we have to already each university has its own guidelines, which any student who applies for the scholarship must meet. For this reason, we recommend that you check the conditions of each institution before sending your application.
However, there are some common lines, such as:
- You must be a citizen of the European Union.
- You have to be enrolled in a higher education institution and in studies leading to a recognized degree or tertiary-level qualification. First cycle students must be at least in the second year of studies.
- You have to passed the minimum credits established by each university.
- In general, participants must certify that they have a minimum level of languages. In most cases, it is enough to have a B2, although in some cases some tests are carried out to find out what the real level of the students is.
How to manage the Erasmus scholarship in your university?
You can apply for an Erasmus scholarship that contributes to your travel and living expenses. The scholarship varies depending on the differences in the cost of living between the countries of origin and destination, the number of students who apply, the distance between the countries and of course the availability of other grants.
You can manage it through the international or Erasmus office of your higher education institution.
As you will see, participating in an Erasmus has many benefits and advantages. Between them:
- You will be able to learn to function in another language.
- Getting to know other cultures, not only will you be able to get to know the culture of the host country, but also other people of different nationalities who are studying at the same university and who have come from other parts of the world.
- You will improve your file and your curriculum.
- You will have access to various opportunities for personal and professional development.
- You can do more than one Erasmus, in fact, you can apply to participate in as many Erasmus programs as you want, as long as you meet the requirements and that at least twelve months have elapsed since the end of the previous program.
And finally, there is no age limit, as long as you meet the requirements demanded by the different institutions. And it is never too late to expand your training, nor to do it abroad.
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