Erasmus exchange programmes are based on bilateral agreements with partner universities abroad. Agreements are prepared and negotiated by individual departments, using their contacts, and respect departments’ curricula and available teaching provisions. Students of the department that established cooperation with the foreign university have priority in assigning exchange places, but students from other departments can also be offered remaining places, with consent from the receiving institution.
Important notice: students are not automatically entitled to a place at the Erasmus+ exchange programme and receiving institutions can influence or veto the selection of students. Partner universities can also restrict the acceptance of students for capacity or other operational/resource reasons.
The international affairs office at DAMU and the international office of AMU provide administrative support for the Erasmus bilateral agreements. They advise and help students and staff with organisational matters in preparing for the exchange. They also cooperate with departments to arrange the reception of international students and university staff.
The Erasmus application deadline at DAMU is 31 January for Erasmus exchange studies and traineeships taking place in the following academic year. The nearest application deadline is 31 January 2024.
The Erasmus study exchange has a minimum duration of two months. To attend an exchange programme, students must be enrolled at an accredited study programme at DAMU for the whole duration of their stay. The entire stay must take place before final state exams. Therefore, 3rd year Bachelor’s students cannot attend a study programme extending into their final exam period, if their place at a Master’s course has not been confirmed as of their departure date. If they decide to attend the study programme despite the faculty’s recommendations and fail to be admitted into a Master’s course, they must terminate their stay and return their allocated scholarship funds.
Applicants for Erasmus exchange studies must submit to the DAMU international office the following documents within the stated deadline:
Once the foreign university has agreed on admitting the student, the student should follow these steps, using information provided by the foreign university:
DECLARE THE LOCATION AND DURATION OF THE EXCHANGE STUDY PROGRAMME TO THE STUDY DEPARTMENT and confirm that all his/her exams and module credits are completed and that he/she is admitted to the following year of study.
Complete the Learning Agreement for Studies, section Before the Mobility (the minimum number of ECTS credits per one semester is 18), and arrange for signatures of all parties, i.e. the student, the receiving institution and the sending institution (Head of Department and Vice-Dean for international affairs).
Approximately 3-4 weeks prior to departure sign the PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT at the international affairs office at DAMU, with the following appendices:
Arrange TRAVEL HEALTH/MEDICAL INSURANCE for the duration of the stay. NOTE: The student must present a copy of their insurance agreement or another certification of their insurance when signing their participation agreement. Scholarships cannot be paid before submission of this certificate.
Before completing his/her study period, the student must receive the following documents from an Erasmus+ coordinator at the receiving university,
and subsequently submit them to the DAMU International Office
Requests for extensions of a study exchange should be submitted to the international office at DAMU, with written consent from the Head of Department. The office reviews whether resources are available in the budget to fund the study and can prepare an amendment to the participation agreement. The student is responsible for securing travel insurance for the duration of the extended stay.