Outbound Erasmus+ Student Information

Expand your horizons – study at one of UNYP’s Erasmus partner universities.

UNYP strongly believes in the value of international education. As a member of the Erasmus+ program, UNYP is able to provide its students with the opportunity to study within their field at partner institutions throughout Europe.

The European Commission, which facilitates the Erasmus+ program, also provides support mechanisms for students participating in the Erasmus+ program, such as free language training and cost-of-living support.

UNYP strongly encourages all of its students to explore the possibility of studying abroad. Information on the Erasmus+ program for UNYP students is provided below:

All applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a full-time degree-seeking bachelor student
  • You must have completed at least one-year of study by the time you would travel abroad
  • You must have completed 20 US credits prior commencing your first semester on Erasmus.
  • You must take and complete at least 12 US credits (24 ECTS) while abroad
  • You must have no incomplete grades from previous semesters
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or above. (Note — Some host institutions may place even higher GPA.)
  • You must have no outstanding financial obligations to UNYP
  • You must be considered a good ambassador for UNYP
  • You must meet the requirements of the host institution
  • You must complete and submit the UNYP Erasmus+ Application by the deadline
  • Any non-EU passport holders should consider Spring Erasmus+ mobilities, as complications may arise with renewing your Czech student visa from abroad during the Fall semester

During your exchange, you are expected to maintain a full-time enrollment at the host institution and comply with the rules and regulations (academic, codes of conduct, financial) of the host institution.

Application

The Center for Global Engagement will evaluate each Outbound Erasmus/Exchange application according to the criteria below.  Upon submission, your application will be evaluated and, based on your preferences and on the points you earn, we will place you to one of the universities from your preference list.

As there are limited spots at each partner university every year, and as many students are applying to the same universities, spots at preferred universities will be awarded to students who score the highest on the scale below.

Once you are placed at a university from your preference list, the CGE department will contact you to confirm that you would like to move forward with your placement.

This procedure will be valid from the selection process for Fall 2023 semester. We will be accepting applications from the beginning of the Spring 2023 semester.

Application Evaluation Rubric

  • Larger weight to students who submit their applications early (6 weeks prior to deadline at the earliest)
  • Larger weight to students who are in their 2nd and 3rd year at UNYP
  • Larger weight to students who are applying to a school that has courses in their program
  • Larger weight to strong motivation statement
  • Extra point for students with a contribution to UNYP (leading a student club, Gaudeamus/TEDx/Orientation week help, etc.)

We ask students to list three universities they would be happy to study abroad at. This is recommended as we have limited places at each partner university. When processing your application we will aim to give you the first university listed, however, depending on demand, we may have allocate you to any of the universities you have listed. Therefore, we ask student to have an equal interest in all of them.

To apply:

  • Make an appointment with CGE and indicate 3 universities you wish to go to
  • Fill in the application
  • Write a statement of purpose – A 300-word statement about why you want to go on exchange. Think of the statement as a written interview. Tell us why UNYP should choose you over other applicants. You should outline 1. Where you want to go (first preference institution). 2. Why you want to go there (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.). 3. How will this program benefit you (personally, academically, and/or for your career pursuits). 4. Any relevant experience(s) you have had
  • Get your transcript of records
  • Consult with your dean to obtain their approval
  • Submit documents to: cge@unyp.cz  

After applying

  • Await selection decision from CGE
  • Students, who have submitted their application by the deadline above, will be notified of the outcome within one week of the deadline.

After being selected

  • Course selection form – must be approved by your department chair and the ESC office (if applicable); minimum number of credits is: 12 US credits (24 ECTS) per semester
  • You will be nominated to the host school by the CGE team
  • Start looking for housing
  • Start applying for visa (if applicable)

Before you go

When you get to the host institution

During your stay

  • You must inform us about any changes 

Extension

Before you return

  • Ask for Confirmation of Study
  • Ask for your Transcript of Record

After you return

  • Complete OLS
  • Submit Confirmation of Study from partner university (this must be an original signed and stamped copy)
  • Fill out the Erasmus report 
  • Receive the rest of your grant


ERASMUS STUDENTS’ REPORTS DATABASE

Still deciding where to go or you simply need to know more about a particular school, city and so on? 

Get inspired here. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Application deadlines

  • Fall 2023: 24 February 2023
  • Spring 2024: 13 October 2023

*Please note that some partners may have earlier deadline requirements of September 22. See the Student Exchange Program Coordinator for details.

ERASMUS+ FINANCIAL SUPPORT

As an Erasmus+ student you will receive a financial support from the EU:

  • Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Great Britain, Liechtenstein and Norway
    • 600 EUR/month
  • Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Malta, Portugal
    • 600 EUR/month
  • Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Turkey
    • 480 EUR/month

As part of the Green Erasmus Programme, students have a chance to contribute to the effort of eliminating the negative impacts which traveling by plane brings.

Participants who decide to use a green means of transportation will receive an additional 50 EUR and 1 extra travel day. It includes train, bus, bike or shared car.

Students must sign a Declaration confirming the use of the above-specified means of transportation.

You can access the document here.

Erasmus+ tries to make the study abroad experience as accessible as possible. That’s why certain students with special needs can access additional financial support under the European Special Needs Support Programme. Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions can use this support to improve their experience. Contact CGE for more information and how to proceed.

You can find more information here: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/opportunities/opportunities-for-individuals/students/students-and-staff-with-physical-mental-or-health-related-conditions.

Low-income students and participants with special dietary restrictions can also receive additional financial support of 250 EUR. For more information contact CGE.

All questions can be directed to the UNYP Center for Global Engagement

(cge@unyp.cz). 

 

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