What is Erasmus+
Erasmus+ is a European Union program that supports activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. A new program for the period 2021-2027 is currently underway.
Under this program, students can benefit from 4 types of mobility:
- study stays
- a work traineeship
- Blended intensive programme (BIP) (Slovak)
- short-term mobility for PhD students
How. Where. Under what conditions to travel.
What is an Erasmus+ study stay
Information about the Erasmus+ study stay - length, funding (grant), who it's for
An Erasmus+ study stay or Erasmus+ mobility to study is the completion of part of your studies abroad, whereby the period of study abroad must be fully recognized by your home university and substituted for a comparable period of study at your home university. At the end of the study period abroad, the host university must issue the student with a written record of the completion of the agreed studies, together with a transcript of the learning outcomes achieved. The student actively requests these documents from the receiving university and then delivers them to the study department of his/her home faculty.
What can be the length of an Erasmus+ study stay
- In the 2nd year of the bachelor's degree, a student completed a 4-month Erasmus+ mobility for study. While completing his/her bachelor studies he/she can still do e.g.: an Erasmus+ 5-month traineeship or 5 months of study and 3 months of traineeship. (4 + 5 + 3 = 12)
- In the 1st year of an master degree, a student can complete e.g.: 5 months for study. By the time he/she finishes his/her master studies, he/she can still complete e.g.: 5 months of study and another 2-month internship. (5 + 5 + 2 = 12)
- In the 1st year of the PhD the student can complete e.g.: 5 months for study. By the time he/she finishes his/her doctoral studies, he/she can have completed e.g.: 4 months of study and a 3-month internship. (5 + 4 + 3 = 12)
You can only apply for 1 semester. Those interested in year-long mobility will also be able to apply for the summer semester, depending on the financial possibilities of STU grants.
Those interested in Erasmus+ mobility at the master degree level can go after the winter semester of the 1st year at the earliest.
Those interested in Erasmus+ mobility at bachelor's level can apply after the 1st year of study at the earliest..
Who can be an Erasmus+ student
- Any student who has completed the first year of their bachelor's degree;
- any student who is enrolled at STU at the time of going on mobility and during the mobility;
- a student who is a citizen of the Slovak Republic, an EU member state or other states participating in the program, or who is a permanent resident in the Slovak Republic, stateless or has refugee status in the Slovak Republic;
- a student who is studying at a Slovak university but has permanent residence outside the Slovak Republic, but is living in the Slovak Republic during his/her studies, may participate in mobility to the country of permanent residence. However, if he/she resides in his/her country of permanent residence and studies in the Slovak Republic, he/she cannot carry out mobility in the country of residence.
Selection criteria for FIIT STU students
The maximum number of points is 40.
n case more students apply than allowed by the contract between FIIT and a particular university, the selection procedure based on the following points will decide the order of students:
- Points per GPA: maximum 17 points
Weighted grade point average (GPA) for the most recently completed academic year (including failed courses),v),
- Points for foreign language proficiency: maximum 3 points
For foreign language proficiency (you can already indicate 1 to 2 foreign languages in the application form, indicating that you can study in them at the university of your choice, e.g. English and German in Germany; Czech does not count), or other language certificates (e.g. TOEFL, FCE...).
- Language certificate (FCE, TOEFL, etc.): 3 points
- A grade in English 2:
A – C = 2 points
D – E = 1 points
- Missing credits
More than 60 credits (+10 points)
Less than 60 credits (0 points)
- Order of submission of complete application (application form, approved Learning Agreement + other required forms):
Week 1 – 10 points
Week 2 – 9 points
Week 3 – 8 points
Week 4 – 7 points
Week 5 – 6 points
Week 6 – 5 points
Week 7 – 4 points
Week 8 – 3 points
In the event of an extension of the application deadline to the Department of International Relations:
Week 1 – 2 points
Week 2 – 1 points
Dates of the Erasmus+ selection procedure
|1 December - 31 January||for the following academic year, for both summer and winter semesters|
|1 - 30 September||for the summer semester of the academic year for vacant places. It is announced only in case of sufficient funding at STU.|
Basic rates of individual support for Erasmus+ study mobility participants for the academic year 2023/2024
|Destination country||Monthly rate|
|Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden||674 EUR|
|Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain||674 EUR|
|Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey||606 EUR|
More detailed information can be found on the website of the Office of International Relations of the STU (UMV) at the Rector's Office.
Where to travel
You can find the necessary information on the STU website.
Interested? Then go for it 🙂
Our faculty has its own administrative facilities for the administration and coordination of the Erasmus+ program.
Coordination for FIIT
Mgr. Barbara Drnajová
• consultations on the choice of a foreign university
• consultation of application documents
Mgr. Zuzana Tekulová
• collection of LA (Learning Agreement) and checking their completeness and correctness
• collection of annexes to the LA (forms for compulsory subjects)
• forms from the foreign university for approval by the Vice-Dean for Mobility
• registration of mobility in AIS (start and end of mobility)
• recording of grades for the courses taken at the receiving university
Coordination for STU
Procedure before mobility
Step 1: Choosing a university abroad
You can find the currently offered foreign universities for FIIT students in AIS: Student Portal → My trips abroad → Student Portal → section My trips abroad → Applying for an exchange stay.
You should always consult your choice of university with the faculty coordinator – Mgr. Barbarou Drnajovou (barbara.drnajova[at]stuba.sk).
Step2: Selecting courses
You must earn a minimum of 20 ECTS (credits) at the foreign university.
Credits at a foreign university cannot be earned for thesis work (Diploma project/Bachelor project)!
Compulsory courses are approved by the guarantors of the respective courses on a form: Completion of the course in the framework of mobility (Erasmus+) (Slovak).
Study plan (selection of courses at the foreign university and their mapping to the courses of your study program), so-calledLearning Agreement (LA): Learning Agreement within the framework of mobility (Erasmus+) (Slovak) can be consulted in advance with the Vice-Dean for Mobility Ing. Katarína Jelemenská, PhD, who approves the LA. The prepared LA should always be sent for approval via the study department - Mgr. Zuzana Tekulová.
Step 3: Submitting the application via AIS
V tomto bode vyplň prihlášku v AIS. At this point, complete the application form in AIS. You can also select an alternative university in case you do not get into the primary university.
Student Portal → Applying for an exchange
Step 4: Submit documents to the Study Department
You will submit the documents to the Study Department of Mgr. Zuzana Tekulová (email@example.com):
- Language certificate (copy).
- Completed and signed by the guarantor form for each compulsory subject.
What happens after the documents have been handed over
- FIIT selection procedure - you will be informed about the results of the selection procedure by e-mail.
- Nomination of students to a foreign university (UMV STU will inform you about the nomination).
- Completion of OLA (Online Learning Agreement) – OLA is signed by the Vice-Dean Ing. Katarína Jelemenská, PhD. (responsible person), contact person is Mgr. Barbara Drnajová.
- Applying to a foreign university.
- Acceptance by the foreign university.
- Uploading documents to the AIS.
- Signing of the contract for financial support.
- Language test.
- Request a confirmation of arrival from the host university and send a scanned copy to the study department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Changes to the original Learning Agreement can be made within 1 month of the start of mobility via OLA Changes.
- You can extend your mobility (according to the financial possibilities of STU) from the winter semester to the summer semester. The mobility extension request must be sent to the Erasmus+ faculty coordinator, signed by the foreign university, at least one month before the end of the mobility.
- The OLA must be filled in with the application.
Procedure after mobility
- Request a certificate of completion of mobility and a transcript of studies from the host university and send these documents scanned to the Study Department (email@example.com). You can use the form from the website (Slovak).
- Fill in the Application for Recognition of Courses from the Mobility Abroad form (Slovak),and deliver it to the study department (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you return from mobility. Once the document has been signed by the competent persons, the courses will be entered in the AIS.
- What is an Erasmus+ work traineeship
- What is a Blended intensive programme (BIP) (Slovak)
- What is Erasmus+ short-term mobility for PhD students