INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MOBILITY FOR PLACEMENTS
The Erasmus/Lifelong Learning Programme gives students the opportunity to complete a placement abroad.
Placements are financed by the European Community provided that placements are with businesses operating in countries participating in the community programme.
By businesses, it is intended any organization or body within the public or private sector that exercises an economic activity, independently of its size, legal status or the economic sector in which it operates and includes social fields.
The eligibility requirements for this programme are the same as those for the study programme with the exception of mobility grants which can be awarded to first year students as well.
Erasmus grants for the cost of mobility are €600 per month, for a maximum of 6 months. The length of placements can however, vary from 3 months (minimum) to 12 months (maximum).
Students may participate in mobility placements even in the event of no grants being available: in this case students are considered non-funded students i.e. Erasmus students without grants. Grants are awarded under the condition that the placement is a full time activity and an integral part of the student’s University programme.
Documents for mobility
The Training Agreement includes a Quality Commitment Statement that defines the roles of the participants and their responsibilities.
Before departure, a placement mobility contract is signed by the student and the head of his/her Institute.
The contract must include a Training Agreement for the period abroad approved by the student’s Institute, the business hosting the student and the student. Any changes that need to be made to this agreement must be agreed, put in writing and signed by the three parties at least a month before the student’s arrival.
At the end of the placement the host business must provide the student with:
- a report on the work carried out by the student (Transcript of Work), which is line in with the established work programme;
- a certificate confirming the mobility dates.
Students undertaking placements abroad will have their work recognized, preferably through the ECTS, on consignment of the above mentioned documents to their home University.
The credits arising from these placements can be annulled or reduced in the case of unsatisfactory performance.
It is not currently possible for students to take up a placement at the Academy as this option is still being researched and the Academy is still in the process of contacting suitable partners