UP CALL ERASMUS+ KA103 2019/20 - STUDENTS
EXPLANATIONS TO THE CALL
Erasmus+ is a program of the European Commission that supports activities in the field of education, training, youth and sports in all sectors of lifelong learning (school education, higher education, further education, youth activities, etc.) in the 2014-2020 programme scheme.
The Erasmus+ program covers various measures. One of these is the learning mobility of individuals. This measure pursues the following objectives of this kind of mobility:
- improving learning competencies
- increase employability and employment prospects
- increase of initiative and entrepreneurship
- increase self-esteem
- improving language skills
- increasing intercultural awareness
- more active participation in society
- better knowledge of EU projects and EU values
- increase motivation for further education (formal and informal) and training after the mobility
Students selected under the UP Call for the purpose of attending a study or practical training under the Erasmus+ program in the academic year 2019/20 have the opportunity to:
- carry out part of the study obligations at a partner institution in one of the participating countries of the Erasmus+ program,
- undergo practice in a company in one of these countries,
- be free of charge from tuition fees abroad, registration, examinations and access to a laboratory or library at the host institution, but may be charged in small amounts, such as insurance, student associations, the use of various materials, such as photocopies or laboratory products, on the same basis as those costs are charged to local students,
- have recognized abroad obligations fulfilled by the Study Agreements / Training Programs,
- obtain financial support under the Erasmus+ program.
Student being selected for mobility following this Erasmus+ Call, however, DOES NOT automatically receive financial support. Based on the approved budget from the European Commission and on the basis of received applications, the National Agency CMEPIUS (Center for Mobility and European Education and Training Programs) will grant funds to the University of Primorska (UP). On this basis, UP will announce the Call (scheduled for June 2019) for students who will be selected to participate in Erasmus+ KA103 Mobility to apply for Erasmus+ grants.
In the contract year 2018 (academic year 2018/19), the monthly amount of the Erasmus+ grant was determined by the CMEPIUS slovene national agency within the range of the monthly amounts of the European Commission relative to the target country. As CMEPIUS has not yet determined the range of monthly amounts at the national level for the contract year 2019 (study year 2019/20), we provide information only for the orientation with monthly amounts for destination (Programme) countries* in the 2018 contract year (academic year 2018/19).
These amounts may change for the 2019/20 academic year (contract year 2019), which will be duly notified to all selected candidates.
*Programme Countries are divided into the three following groups (Source: Erasmus+ guide for applicants 2019; CMEPIUS National Agency website: www.erasmusplus.si ):
Group 1 Programme Countries with higher living costs: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway,
Group 2 Programme Countries with medium living costs: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal,
Group 3 Programme Countries with lower living costs: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
Students from disadvantaged backgrounds (other than students with special needs), receiving Erasmus+ grants, will be able to apply for additional financial support:
»Students from disadvantaged backgrounds (other than those with special needs) (Source: Erasmus+ guide for applicants 2019; CMEPIUS National Agency website: www.erasmusplus.si )
The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia has provided additional co-financing for student mobility within the framework of the program Mobility of students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds for Erasmus + students who take part in the academic year 2018/19 (contract year 2018). This operation is partially financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund and the Republic of Slovenia, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, in the framework of the Operational Program 2014-2020, the priority axis 10: "Knowledge, skills and lifelong learning for better employability" Priority investment 10.1: "Improving equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal forms of learning, modernizing skills, skills and competences of the workforce and promoting flexible forms of learning, including through professional counseling and validation of acquired competences", a specific objective 10.1.3 »Promoting flexible forms of learning and supporting quality career guidance for schooling youth at all levels of the education system« ".
Students can receive additional support of 200 € or 220 € per month, depending on the country of destination, on the basis of the relevant documentation, in majority provided from the Center for Social Work. These funds are paid as unit costs for the entire period of mobility prior to the start of it. If this option is also possible for Erasmus + students who wish to attend mobility in the 2019/20 academic year (contract year 2019), we will inform all selected candidates eligible for the Erasmus + grant.
»Students in traineeships
Students carrying out traineeships will receive an additional top-up from the EU grant with an amount between 100 and 200 EUR per month. The precise level will be determined by National Agencies and/or higher education institutions according to the level of demand and level of co-financing for this type of mobility. In all cases, the same level should be given to all students within the same higher education institution, independently from any top-up and/or contribution in kind that the student may receive from the host enterprise. (Source: Erasmus+ guide for applicants 2019; CMEPIUS National Agency website: www.erasmusplus.si )
Erasmus+ students from disadvantaged backgrounds attending the traineeships are entitled to an additional amount from this title. If the additional amount for disadvantaged backgrounds is higher than the additional amount from the EU grant for traineeships, the student receives a higher amount.
Students with special needs who will be confirmed for the Erasmus+ mobility will be able to apply for additional funding under the Erasmus+ grant scheme.
The implementation of the Erasmus+ Program is also linked to the provisions of the National Agency CMEPIUS. Since at this time, CMEPIUS guidelines and instructions for the academic year 2019/20 are not yet published, there are possible changes, all selected candidates will be adequately informed.
It is important to be aware that Erasmus+ co-finances study costs abroad and does not cover costs altogether.
A student who receives Erasmus+ grants from the EU is still eligible to receive a potential state grant.
In addition to Erasmus+ EU grants, students who have complied with the conditions of the Call (JR. 259), published by Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, for the academic year 2018/19 (contarct year 2018), they obtained an additional scholarship of 64 EUR / month. We do not have information yet whether this will apply in the academic year 2019/20; if so, students who will be granted Erasmus+ EU grant will be informed in a timely manner about the possibility of obtaining additional funds from the Public Scolarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia.
The Erasmus+ mobility procedures are detailed in the Erasmus+ Mobility Guide, published by the University of Primorska, on webpage:
Link to the online application form (OBLIGATORY TO CONSULT ALSO INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION):
UP FHŠ – https://vis.upr.si/fhs/
UP FM – http://www.fm.upr.si/si/ (v desnem zgornjem kotu izberite ŠIS)
UP FAMNIT – http://www.famnit.upr.si/sl/sis
UP PEF – https://vis.upr.si/pef/
UP FTŠ Turistica – https://vis.upr.si/turistica/
UP FVZ – http://www.fvz.upr.si/# (v desnem zgornjem kotu izberite VIS)
Application for Erasmus+ Exchange (KA103) in the academic year 2019/20 should be submitted no later than 23/01/2019.
Students should look at the websites of faculties where the documentation of the Call is published regarding additional explanations to the Call.