Taking part in an international exchange while studying is one of the best things that can be done!
We are given a chance to get to know the world, new people and new cultures, which makes us more open and happy.
Each university offers different exchange programs that you can apply for, below you can find some examples of such programs.
Both European Union countries and non-European countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, Great Britain) participate in this program. For this trip, you receive a grant, i.e. money that helps you stay in a given country. The grant value depends on the country and is presented in the table below.
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Malta, Germany, Portugal, Italy
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, North Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland,Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey
For partner countries
All other countries in the world are the so-called partner countries eligible for Erasmus+ (KA 107). As in the case of Erasmus+ KA107 program enables the exchange of students and staff between universities from outside Europe.
The countries and universities to which you can go depends on bilateral agreements and the amount and scope of the funding received by the decision of the National Agency. Useful Link
For example at some Universities you need to have the GPA greater than 4.0 and the recruitment is carried out online in the system and it consists of filling in the form with the preferences of the country, city, and university (important - each university has a different list with partner universities and the number of places for a given university).
Depending on the number of available places, people from the top of the list, i.e. people with the highest average, are admitted to a given university.
After qualifying the so-called Learning Agreement for Studies is completed. It is drawn up to reliably and transparently prepare the mobility, and to guarantee the student of the subjects/modules/courses recognition entered in the LA and successfully included in his academic achievements at the sending (home) institution.
Many universities have bilateral agreements, which means that they offer the possibility of student exchange to the USA, Japan, or Korea, where you do not bear the costs of studying in this country, however, these are exchanges without a scholarship.
Students participating in the exchange are exempt from tuition fees at the Partner University, but cover all costs related to travel to this country, i.e. transport, accommodation, meals, visa, insurance, etc. studying at the home university.
During the exchange, students spend one semester of studies at the Partner University. The program is implemented based on an individual study path. The condition for completing the semester is obtaining a minimum of 30 ECTS points, it is obligatory to complete subjects compliant with the education standards at the home university.
The program is open to both full-time and part-time students. First-cycle students can participate in the recruitment after completing the second semester of studies, but they can’t participate during the last semester. Second-cycle students can participate not earlier than after completing the first semester of studies.
Due to the limits, only 5 people may go to each Partner University for each semester of study. Recruitment takes place twice a year in December - for the summer semester and May - for the winter semester. When it comes to the fees - only part-time students pay the fees at their home university and the host university does not charge any fees for the use of laboratories and libraries.
The host university provides students with the possibility of using accommodation in a dormitory. Accommodation and living costs are covered by the student. Also students participating in the exchange do not lose the right to receive the granted scholarships or to apply for them at their home university.
The main objective of the CEEPUS Agreement ("Central European Exchange Program for University Studies") is to support academic exchange in the field of education and professional development of students and academic teachers.
It enables the intensification of contacts between universities of the countries which are parties to the Agreement by financing academic mobility.
Currently, the signatories of the Agreement are Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo - University of Pristina.
The CEEPUS program is the second most important multilateral cooperation program in the field of higher education for the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.