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ERASMUS+: Students mobility for studies
 
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries' efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s talent and social assets in a lifelong learning perspective, linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. The Programme also enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth.
 
Programme countries: EU countries, Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey.
 
VGTU: ERASMUS+ STUDIES IN EU
  • Erasmus+ studies are an opportunity to study in one of the VGTU partners universities, receiving an Erasmus scholarship from 300 EUR / month to 500 EUR / month.
  • The duration of study abroad under the Erasmus+ program consists of 3 to 12 months; mostly mobility lasts one semester, the duration of which varies from 3 to 6 months.
  • Students could participate at the Erasmus + studies programme more than 1 time.
  • Studies abroad are recognized by VGTU - this means that after the returning to VGTU there is no need to pass exams which were passed at VGTU partner’ university.
  • Students could participate at Erasmus + studies at 2nd year of undergraduate (bachelor) studies, and apply for that on the first year of undergraduate studies.
How to participate at the Erasmus+ studies?
Every VGTU student has such a right, but for that students should participate at competition for studies in one of VGTU partners’ universities under the Erasmus + programme.
  • Student status does not change during the mobility by Erasmus+ studies programme.
  • There are 2 types of deadlines for applying for studies by Erasmus+ programme:
  • to apply in September for Erasmus+ studies exchange for the current academic year’s spring semester;
  • to apply in February for Erasmus+ studies exchange for the next academic year’s autumn or spring semester optionally.
  • The selection consists of the following stages: submission of an electronic application (in manovgtu.lt system), the priority line formation according to each faculty selection criteria, selection interviews at faculties, and announcing of results.
Selection score calculation formula 2017/2018: Faculty of Mechanics:
 
 
Where:
AV – academic average of last study semester;
UK – academic evaluation of foreign language which was gotten during the studies in VGTU;
MO – motivation on studies abroad (motivation letter should be focused on academic aspect, should clearly defined student‘s goals, benefits and further academic / professional development; also, motivation letter should cover general information about the applicant). CAUTION: motivation letters which are partially / fully copied from the Internet or colleagues will be evaluated on mark "0";
MP – participate at VGTU mentors programme (1 additional score);
PK – 1 additional score provided for students who participate first time in studies exchange programme.
 
Find the university (-ies)
The receiving partner - higher education institution must be chosen from the list. Please note that each faculty of VGTU has its own partners list! You can choose up to 3 partner institutions.
Before you fill the application and apply for a scholarship, you must find out the offered courses (and credits) at partner`s home website and have a consultation with your Faculty Erasmus coordinator about the suitability of courses to your study programme.
 
Participation in the selection
When the courses at the receiving institution are discussed with your faculty Erasmus coordinator, to apply for a scholarship, you have to:
  • Fill and submit the application at www.manovgtu.lt -> Apply for Erasmus+ studies
After the application deadline you will get an e-mail with invitation to an interview which will be the deciding point for granting the scholarship.
 
Sampling results are public and could be found on official VGTU website. The selected students should start their preparation of the application documents for submission to the VGTU partner’ university to which student won competition on study exchange.
 
Important issues
  • By Erasmus+ studies exchange programme minimum mobility duration is 3 months.
  • Amount of Erasmus+ studies scolarship is calculated by multiplying number of months by fixed amount of scolarship for particular country (see table below). If mobility duration covers not full month(-s), scolarship amount for these days calculated by multiplying number of days by 1/30 of fixed scolarship per month.
  • 80% of scolarship is provided to student in the beggining of Erasmus+ studies (till first study day at VGTU partner’s university), remaining 20% of scolarship is provided to student after settling up for studies*.
*other conditions are applied by Erasmus+ World agreement.
 
Scholarship varies from 300 EUR to 500 EUR per month, depending on the country of studies:
ERASMUS+ groups of countries
Countries
Set scholarship for study month
1 group: countries with high cost of living
Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden,The United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway                             
500 Euros
2 group: countries with medium cost of living
Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg,The Netherlands, Portugal,
Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey
400 Euros
3 group: countries with low cost of living
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia
300 Euros
*Scolarship partially covers travel, insurance and viza expencies.
 
ERASMUS+ STUDIES IN NON EU COUNTRIES
 
Programme countries: Belarus, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Serbia, Thailand, etc. The receiving partner - higher education institution must be chosen from the list.
 
Scholarship of 650 EUR/month + lump sum for travel is provided. To measure the distance the Tool of European Commission is used.
 
                                                         Lump sum for travel according to the distance
The distance
Lupm sum eur/person
From 100 to 499 km:
180 eur
From 500 to 1999 km:
275 eur
From 2000 to 2999 km:
360 eur
From 3000 to 3999 km:
530 eur
From 4000 to 7999 km:
820 eur
8000 km and more:
1100 eur
 
For example, choosing studies in one of VGTU partner‘s higher education intitution in Chile, 1100 € lump sum for travel expences will be provided (see distance calculation below).
 
 
There should be kept in mind that lump sum for travel expences will be provided only by Erasmus+ World programme variation.
 
Prepared by dr. Rūta Banelienė, Erasmus coordinator, Faculty of Mechanics
 
Used sources:
 
Erasmus+ Programme Guide, European Commission, 2017:
 
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