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OUTGOING STUDENTS FOR STUDIES

You may spend 3 to 12 months of your studies during your Bachelor, Master, Doctoral degrees, under the framework of the Erasmus+ Program.

This period abroad will be fully accredited to your degree, through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Facts:

  1. You will receive an EU grant as a contribution to your expenses abroad including traveling expenses.
  2. You will not pay tuition fees at the host university.
  3. Your mobility destination should be different from the country you live during your studies.
  4. Cyprus should not be considered as a mobility destination
  5. You must have completed 60 ECTS (1st year) of studies.
  6. You must have a GPA of 2.3 and above.

 

Application Deadlines:

Students interested in participating in the Erasmus+ Program should submit to the Erasmus Office:

 

May 15th, if you wish to participate in the Program in the Fall Semester or for the full academic year.

October 15th, if you wish to participate in the Program in the Spring Semester.

Only duly signed forms will be considered eligible. Deadlines will be strictly followed!

OUTGOING STUDENTS FOR PLACEMENT

You may gain valuable international experience that will look great in your CV by participating in an Erasmus+ traineeship period for 2 to 12 months.

The traineeship period may be realized while being a student or a recent graduate, up to one year after your graduation.

You may receive an Erasmus grant for studying and/or being trained abroad totaling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral degrees)

The duration of a traineeship for recent graduates counts towards the total 12 months maximum of the cycle during which they apply for the traineeship.

Facts:

  • You must have completed 60 ECTS (1st year) of studies.
  • You must have a GPA of 2.3 and above.
  • Priority for funding will be given to candidates applying for a traineeship to a country different from their country of origin.

As recent graduates:

  • You must have completed all requirements towards your degree.
  • You must have a balanced tuition account at European University Cyprus.
  • Participants that will choose as a mobility destination their country of origin will be considered as zero-grant participants and will not receive the Erasmus+ Scholarship

Where do traineeships take place?

Receiving organizations for traineeships can be any public or private organizations active in the labor market. With the exception of Organizations managing EU programmes (such as National Agencies, European Commission) to avoid possible conflict of interest and/or dual funding.

Technical Requirements!

  • Traineeship must be on a full time basis (35hours+ per week, max 40).
  • Minimum duration 2 months.
  • The participant must have adequate insurance coverage.
  • In case of a graduate applicant, the application procedure should start before his/her graduation.
  • The applicant must have agreed on a traineeship with a company or organization beforehand.
  • If the traineeship is a pertinent part of the applicant’s degree, it will be credited in the applicant’s degree, only upon approval from his/her academic advisor.

Application Deadlines:

Students interested in participating in the Erasmus+ Program for Traineeship should submit to the Erasmus Office:

 

July 5th, if interested in a traineeship mobility during the Fall Semester.

November 5th, if interested in a traineeship mobility during the Spring Semester.

April 5thif interested in a traineeship mobility during the Summer Session.

Only duly signed forms will be considered eligible. Deadlines will be strictly followed!

RECOGNITION PROCEDURES
European University Cyprus provides the following documents to ensure full recognition and equal treatment of Erasmus incoming/outgoing students.

Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement is designed to guarantee the exchange students’ academic recognition. It is a form in which the students list the courses they plan to take abroad transparently and efficiently. For each class, the title, the course code, and the ECTS credits should be stated.

The Learning Agreement must be signed by the student, the home institution and European University Cyprus before the student’s arrival at the host country.  It should be immediately  updated when changes occur.  On these conditions, the host institution guarantees that the incoming student can study the courses agreed. The home institution completes the recognition process upon the student’s return and ensures the transfer of credits for courses completed successfully. Together with the transcript of records, the Learning Agreement provides complete recognition.

In regards to Placements

For a traineeship which is an integral part of the curriculum, the student receives full academic recognition for the period spent abroad, by the use ECTS credits. Recognition is based on the Learning Agreement approved by all parties before the period of mobility starts. In the particular case of a traineeship that is not part of the curriculum of the student, European University Cyprus provides recognition at least by recording this period in the Diploma Supplement.  The student/graduate will be asked to follow the Europass Mobility procedure.

Transcript of Records

In regards to incoming students: Upon completion of studies, an official transcript of records is sent to the home institution of each incoming student by the Enrollment Department of European University Cyprus. The transcript of records documents the performance of a student by listing the courses taken at European University Cyprus, the ECTS credits gained and the grades awarded. It reflects both the quantity of work and the quality of achievement.

In regards to European University Cyprus students:  The courses on the final Learning Agreement will be entered into the student Transcript 2 weeks after the first day of instruction at the host institution.  Adjustments to the tuition fees will be made automatically, and the students will receive an invoice towards the balance of their tuition.

MOBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Additional grants are available for students and staff with disabilities and health conditions wishing to participate in an Erasmus+ placement and where participation would not be possible without extra financial support.  The allowances are offered when disabilities or health conditions lead to additional mobility costs which exceed the maximum grant allocations allowed and which cannot be recovered from other sources.  The grant covers approved actual costs.

Applications for the Erasmus Disability Grant must be submitted to the Erasmus Office prior to the start of your mobility.  .

Any application must include:

  • A statement from a doctor or other authority confirming the special needs, its severity, the impact on the Erasmus+ mobility, additional requirements and additional costs to be met.
  • A detailed estimate of costs is required.
  • Information on any other sources of financial support that the student receives and why this is insufficient to cover extra costs.

If the application is approved, the NA will specify a maximum supplementary allowance. On completion of the Erasmus+ period a final report of expenditure will be required.

If the expenditure is less than the approved maximum a recovery order for the return of such funds will be raised and the difference must be repaid to the Erasmus+ National Agency.

Equity and Inclusion

The Erasmus+ Program aims at promoting equity and inclusion by facilitating the access to participants with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities compared to their peers whenever disadvantage limits or prevents participation in transnational activities for reasons such as:

  • disability (i.e. participants with special needs): people with mental (intellectual, cognitive, learning), physical, sensory or other disabilities;
  • educational difficulties: young people with learning difficulties; early school-leavers; low qualified adults; young people with poor school performance;
  • economic obstacles: people with a low standard of living, low income, dependence on social welfare system or homeless; young people in long-term unemployment or poverty; people in debt or with financial problems;
  • cultural differences: immigrants or refugees or descendants from immigrant or refugee families; people belonging to a national or ethnic minority; people with linguistic adaptation and cultural inclusion difficulties;
  • health problems: people with chronic health problems, severe illnesses or psychiatric conditions;
  • social obstacles: people facing discrimination because of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc.; people with limited social skills or anti-social or risky behaviours; people in a precarious situation; (ex-)offenders, (ex-)drug or alcohol abusers; young and/or single parents; orphans;
  • geographical obstacles: people from remote or rural areas; people living in small islands or in peripheral regions; people from urban problem zones; people from less serviced areas (limited public transport, poor facilities).

 

In the field of youth, an Inclusion and Diversity Strategy has been designed as a common framework to support the participation and inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in Erasmus+. The Strategy is available on the website4of the European Commission.

 

Related PDFs

Recommendations on the inclusion of higher education students and staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions

Special Needs Support Information Part A

Special Needs Support Application Form Part B

Επιχορήγηση για άτομα με ειδικές ανάγκες

ONLINE LINGUISTIC SUPPORT
Language command tests

Students going abroad will be obliged to take two language command tests: before and at the end of the mobility. The test concerns the language of instruction during studies or the language of the traineeship.

The link to the test in the Online Linguistic Support system will be sent to a participant’s e-mail. Tests can be taken in:

  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Czech (CS)
  • Danish (DA)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • English (EN)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • French (FR)
  • Croatian (HR)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Hungarian (HU)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Romanian (RO)
  •  Slovak (SK)
  • Finnish (FI)
  • Swedish(SV)

Taking the tests is required to complete the mobility.

Language online assessment

The online assessment assesses participants’ language skills – listening, reading and writing – according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language courses on-line

Exchange student will have the opportunity to obtain a license for a professional language course in the Online Linguistic Support  system.

Licenses will be awarded by the University Erasmus + coordinator.

INCOMING STUDENTS
Application Procedure

In order for you to be able to apply, your home institution must:

  • Have an active Erasmus+ Interinstitutional Agreement with the corresponding academic department at European University Cyprus.
  • Nominate you via email to erasmus@euc.ac.cy mentioning of the following data for every student:
  • Erasmus University Code (ex. CY NICOSIA24)
  • Family name
  • First name
  • Gender
  • One valid email address
  • Program of Study at Home Institution
  • Period of Stay (1stsemester, 2nd semester, full academic year)
  • Duration of stay (in months)

 

Nomination emails and Applications documents must reach European University Cyprus by:

Fall Semester/Academic Year Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline: 30th June

Deadline for sending application material: 15th July

Nomination Deadline: 1st – 31st October

Deadline for sending application material: 30th November

Application Documents:

  • Application Form for Erasmus+ Incoming Students
  • A copy of the European Health Cart.
  • English Qualifications certificate.
  • Copy of the latest Transcript of Records in English.
  • Two copies of the Learning Agreement signed and stamped by the Home University
  • Copy of passport/identity card.
  • A passport size photograph

 

Confirmation of Acceptance

Once your application is approved, you will receive a signed copy of the Application Form confirming your stay at European University Cyprus via email.

Transcript of Records

At the end of the exchange study period at European University Cyprus, a transcript is available to students from the Registrars Department before, or soon after, they return to their home university. The transcript includes an explanation on the grading system European University Cyprus follows.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol for travelers

Please find below important information for travelers:

  • All necessary protocols are found on the following links:

https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/pdf/18_1oen.pdf (English)

https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/pdf/18_1o.pdf (Greek)

  • The following categorization of countries is based on the risk/epidemiology, which changes weekly:

Category A (similar epidemiology to Cyprus): no test required prior to travelling as of 20/6. Sample testing will take place upon arrival (no isolation though) and the randomly selected travelers will be notified prior to their trip.

Category B (higher risk compared to Cyprus): test is required within 72 hours before traveling (OR if not feasible, upon their arrival in Cyprus with 24-hour isolation at predefined space until test comes out).

Category C (https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/press/5052020_6a.pdf): all other countries, from which travelling is allowed under specific circumstances.

A specific team has been assigned by the Health Ministry to monitor the global situation and renew the list with the countries in each category. This is a dynamic list and might change even on a daily basis, therefore anyone who plans to travel is encouraged to keep close track of relevant updates that might differ from the guidelines by the government.

  • Register into the Cyprus flight pass (link: https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy/) before travelling to Cyprus. Please present the completed pass at the airport. The flight pass provides passengers with necessary updated information related to their trip.