UP CALL ERASMUS+ 2018/19 - 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 2018/19 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.
Students can undergo mobility for study at a partner institution abroad. Partner institutions are institutions with which UP or an individual faculty of UP has an Erasmus+ bilateral agreement. The list is an integral part of the call, and each UP faculty publishes it together with the Call (see Annex 1: List of partner institutions).
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 2018) for students who will be selected to participate in Erasmus+ Mobility to apply for Erasmus+ grants.
The monthly amount of the Erasmus+ grant will be determined by the UP within the range of the monthly amounts of the European Commission according to the country of destination and the range to be determined by the CMEPIUS National Agency. Since CMEPIUS has not yet determined the monthly amounts at the national level, we will hereinafter apply - only for information - the range determined by the European Commission:
»The EU grant provided to students will depend on their mobility flow, as follows:
- mobility towards a country with similar living costs: students will receive the medium range EU grant;
- mobility towards a country with higher living costs: students will receive the higher range EU grant;
- mobility towards a country with lower living costs: students will receive the lower range EU grant.
Programme Countries are divided into the three following groups:
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, Slovenia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
The amounts defined by National Agencies will be set within the following minimum and maximum ranges:
Medium range EU grant: a medium range, between 220 and 470 EUR per month, will apply to mobility activities towards a country of similar living costs: a) from Group 1 to Group 1, b) from Group 2 to Group 2 and c) from Group 3 to Group 3.
Higher range EU grant: corresponds to the medium range applied by the National Agency plus at least 50 EUR and between 270 and 520 EUR per month. It applies to mobility activities towards a country of higher living costs: a)from Group 2 to Group 1 countries and b) from Group 3 to Group 1 and 2 countries.
Lower range EU grant: corresponds to the medium range applied by the National Agency minus at least 50 EUR and between 170 and 420 EUR per month. It applies to mobility activities towards a country of lower living costs: a) Group 1 to Group 2 and 3 countries and b) from Group 2 to Group 3.
When defining the amounts to be applied by beneficiaries in their country, National Agencies will consider two specific criteria:
the availability and the level of other sources of co-financing from private or public bodies at local, regional or national level to complement the EU grant;
the general level of demand of students who intend to study or receive training abroad. "(Source: Erasmus+ guide for applicants 2018; CMEPIUS National Agency website: www.erasmusplus.si )
In the academic year 2017/18, UP awarded Erasmus+ grants in the following monthly amounts according to the groups of destination countries:
These amounts can be changed for the academic year 2018/19, all candidates selected will be informed accordingly.
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)
The national authorities together with the National Agencies responsible for the implementation of Erasmus+ in a given Programme Country may decide (based on an opt-in/opt-out option, depending on the support already provided at national level) that all the HEIs in their country should top up the individual support from their EU grant to students from
disadvantaged backgrounds (including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants), with a single amount of between 100 and 200 EUR per month. The precise single monthly amount and the criteria to be applied would be defined at national level by the national authorities.«
»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. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who take part in traineeships are entitled to receive the top-up for students from disadvantaged backgrounds instead of the top-up for traineeships, in case the top-up for traineeships is lower.
(vir: Erasmus+ vodnik za prijavitelje 2018; spletna stran nacionalne agencije CMEPIUS: www.erasmusplus.si) «
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 2018/19 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 Public Scolarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia stipulated certain conditions, in the academic year 2017/18, they obtained an additional scholarship of 70 EUR / month. We do not have information yet whether this will apply in the academic year 2018/2019; 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 2018/19 should be submitted no later than 25/01/2018.
Students should look at the websites of faculties where the documentation of the Call is published regarding additional explanations to the Call.