Erasmus +
is the European Commission’s exchange program that enables students in European countries to study, for part of their degree in another country.

Why join the Erasmus+ program?

Erasmus is a great opportunity to spend between 3 and 12 months in another European country and have it count towards your degree. You get to experience another culture and a new way of looking at your subject. You can make new friends and grow as a person.

For more info on Erasmus, you can contact the UACS Erasmus Coordinator Ms. Viktoria Gombar at  or visit to learn more about Erasmus + program.

If you’d like to come and study here you should first contact the Erasmus Co-ordinator at your university for initial information and procedures.

UACS students (outgoing students)

The Erasmus program is open to undergraduates and postgraduates. If you’re interested in studying in Europe you’ll first need to check that your department participates in the program with our Erasmus university partners. Erasmus is open to the majority of departments, but opportunities will depend on the agreements your department has made and what degree program you are on.

What Are the Benefits?

The benefits of taking part in the Erasmus + program are endless!  It will enhance your academic and personal development, boost your confidence, and improve your CV.  You’ll discover a new culture, make new friends across Europe, and improve your language skills.  Stand out from the crowd!

Where Can I Go?

The Erasmus + program runs in the 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey, but UACS must have an agreement with an institution for the mobility to occur.  UACS currently has agreements with the following universities, covering various subject areas.  Discover more about our partners.

School of Political Science (Psychology)

School of Foreign Languages

School of Business Economics and Management

School of Political Science

School of Law

School of Computer Science and Information Technology

School of Architecture and Design

ECTS is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. For completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits that are equivalent to 1500–1800 hours of study in all countries respective of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the European Union.

UACS students who want to study abroad in this program must apply at the following link Erasmus+  OPEN CALL Fall 2024. They have to contact the study abroad coordinator and electronically submit the online Erasmus application form together with a motivation letter, ECTS Coordinator approval, Deans approval, and official transcript. The International Program Office handles the application process and communication with the host university.

The applications are processed by the study abroad committee. The committee will be comprised of:

  1. The ECTS coordinator
  2. The Dean of the School whose student is applying
  3. The  Head of the International Program Office

When deciding on potential candidate(s), the Study Abroad Committee will compare all students interested in participating in a particular program. A list of the best candidates will be made in order of precedence (i.e. the best candidate first). If for any reason, the first candidate cannot participate in a program for which he/she was selected, the second in line will take his/her place.

Eligible students will receive a grant, provided by the EU, which is a contribution to the extra costs arising from studying abroad.  The amount you receive will depend on where you go and the duration of your stay.  You will also continue to receive any student loans to which you’re entitled during this period and don’t pay tuition fees to the host university.  Erasmus+ students are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations, and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution.

A “Learning Agreement” setting out the program of studies to be followed and is approved by the student, the sending, and the receiving institution/university.

The Learning Agreements puts its emphasis on the thorough preparation of mobility by including all the educational components/learning outcomes for future recognition as well as the required language competence of the student.

All three parties signing the agreement commit themselves to complying with all the arrangements agreed, thereby ensuring that the student receives the recognition for the studies.

Each Erasmus+ student will be given an Erasmus+ Student Charter after their selection. The Student Charter highlights the rights and obligations of students participating in Erasmus+. It informs Erasmus+ students about what they are entitled to and what is expected of them during their secondment for studies.

In particular, the Erasmus+ Student Charter outlines the basic entitlements of the Erasmus+ students, such as free tuition and full recognition of studies or traineeship abroad. The Charter also specifies the main obligations of the Erasmus+ students, providing them with a concise idea of their duties regarding both their sending and receiving higher education institutions/enterprises.

You can  also  read “Your rights as a mobile student  ” (Youth on the Move guide to the rights of mobile students in the European Union)

Procedure and documentation

Before mobility

Before the mobility student must create a draft Online Learning Agreement and enroll in the subjects that must be previously agreed with the academic coordinator and the Dean of the school.

The documentation to submit before the mobility is the following:

Application Form to the host institution: once you have been allocated a mobility and nominated at the host institution, you must complete the application process under the terms and conditions required from the host institution before being accepted. You will receive an email with all the information regarding host university procedures and steps (documents to be submitted such as motivation letter, Passport copy, ID Photograph …)

Visa: students in the EU for exchange studies are responsible for obtaining the visa that allows them to stay at the host country as an Exchange student during the mobility period, taking into account that the administrative process to get the visa may last months. An acceptance letter from the host institution or nomination letter from UACS may be required in which case the student must request the document to the proper institution

Health Insurance: students traveling in the EU for exchange studies must undertake health insurance with coverage for the length of the stay. It must include medical assistance at the host country as well as repatriation. 

During mobility

The following documents must be sent duly signed and approved by the host institution:

Online Learning Agreement: Create OLA account and get your ONLINE LEARNING AGREEMENT approved by the sending academic coordinator, the host institution and the student.

Certificate of Arrival: document that confirms the dates for the student mobility.

After mobility

The following documents must be duly signed and stamped by the host institution:

Transcript of Records: students must give to the International Relations Office the official Transcript of Records issued by the host institution. If the student is back to UACS before the certificate is issued, the receiving institution must send the results to UACS.

For more info on Erasmus, you can contact the UACS Erasmus Coordinator Ms. Viktoria Gombar at  or visit  to learn more about Erasmus + program.

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