The Erasmus+ Programme is a European funding programme established offering university students a possibility of studying abroad in another European country for a period of at least 3 months and maximum 12 months per cycle of studies. Erasmus+ now offers the possibility to go way beyond the European borders as well. Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree-related learning and be part of the study programme that you are following. Graduate on time as studying abroad will count towards your degree!
Elibility & Criteria
- Previous academic records (CUM GPA of 7.50 and above)
- Must be 2nd or 3rd year full time student during the exchange semester
- Motivation to study in a foreign country
- Co-Curricular involvement
- Student’s goals fit the host institution study program
- No financial debts to LCC
* Sophomore PSY & BUS majors cannot participate in the exchange programs due to the disruption to the sequence of courses.
Erasmus+ Application process
Application deadline for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semester is January 18, 2022.
- You will be entitled paying tuition at LCC for 30 ECTS credits, but as an Erasmus+ student, you will be exempted from fees for tuition, registration, examinations at the receiving institution. Small fees for orientation or student union membership may still apply.
- Housing and living expenses in the receiving country.
- Visa & insurance
Erasmus+ grants for the academic year 2022–2023
You may receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to your travel and subsistence costs. Monthly Erasmus+ grant amounts per country groups:
- Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Finland, Sweden – €600/month
- Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Germany – €600/month
- Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary – €540/month
Students can also participate in the Erasmus+ program as “zero grant” participants, which means that they are not provided with funding, but are given the status of an Erasmus+ student (as well as all related privileges and responsibilities).
Participants with fewer opportunities
Erasmus+ aims to be inclusive and accessible and provides additional funding to support those with disabilities and special educational needs. Full time LCC International University students can apply to receive additional mobility grants under the following definitions after they have been selected for a mobility period (documents confirming the status must be submitted):
- Disabilities – includes physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder someone’s full and effective participation in society on the same footing as others.
- Health problems – barriers may result from health issues including severe illnesses, chronic diseases, or any other physical or mental health-related situation that prevents from participating in the programmes.
- Social barriers – an orphan or having lived or currently living in institutional care; children of single parent.
- Economic barriers – students from low-income families (who are under 25 years old and who have been granted 80% or more of the financial aid from LCC International University for the upcoming academic year); learners who need to work to support themselves (have worked for at least 6 months in the last 12 months); dependence on the social welfare system; students who are parents themselves.
- Cultural barriers – an immigrant or refugee background.
Additional flat-rate individual grant for students with fewer opportunities participating in Erasmus + mobility is:
- in case of long-term mobility – 250.00 EUR per month;
- in case of short-term mobility – 100.00 EUR (when the duration of mobility is 5–14 days); 150.00 Eur (when the duration of mobility is 15-30 days)
Approval of additional grants depend on available financing for that year.
Students who travel to their destination using a sustainable mode of transportation (with low CO2 emissions) may receive a one time payment of 50 EUR and maximum of 4 extra grant days to compensate the extra travel time. Examples of sustainable transportation methods are: cycling, carpooling, the bus or the train; for the majority of both the outward journey and the return trip. Top-Ups are only available for study exchanges or traineeships within Europe.
To receive the Top-Up student must :
- (In case this applies) save all tickets/proof of travel and submit them to CIE office (digitally);
- After the return, fill out and sign a declaration of honor form in which a student describes how and when he/she travelled.
ERASMUS+ GRANT SLOTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023
- EU COUNTRIES 15
- GEORGIA 4
- US 1
- SOUTH KOREA 2
NOTE: Students can also participate in the Erasmus+ program without a grant.
Need to be full-time students at a hosting institution taking 30 ECTS credits per semester. All earned pre-approved credits are recognized as part of studies at LCC International University.
BEFORE THE SEMESTER STARTS STUDENTS MUST
- Submit application form and any additional documents to the receiving institution before their due date.The student is responsible for meeting the requirements and deadlines.
- Submit online eligibility form to confirm pre-selected classes (classes are reviewed by Department Chair and Registrar)
- Submit letter of acceptance issued by receiving institution to email@example.com . Letter must state exact semester start and end dates.
- Complete and sign online Erasmus+ learning agreement.
- Complete online language assessment test.
During the semester
If you decide to make any class changes, please immediately complete the following online form in order to get academic approval.
WITHDRAWING FROM THE CLASS
After the first day of classes at a host institution students must officially withdraw from the course that they do not wish to continue in. The schedule below shows the financial consequences of withdrawing. The tuition refund is based upon the day the withdrawal process is complete, not the day the student ceases to attend the course. Students who drop classes at a host institution from the beginning of the semester will be refunded as per the following schedule:
- Semester days 1-7: 100% refund, no academic penalty
- Semester days 8-21: 50% refund, no academic penalty
- Semester days 22-35: 25% refund, no academic penalty
- Semester day 36 and later: 0% refund (withdrawn-fail)
Once class changes are approved by LCC, please complete and sign “During the Mobility” part of Erasmus+ learning agreement and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
After the semester
When you finish your studies abroad and come back to LCC, please provide the Center for International Education with the following:
- The original Certificate of Enrollment, signed by the Erasmus+ coordinator of the host receiving institution stating start and end dates of the semester. Additionally email scanned copy to email@example.com
- Submit final EU Survey (a survey link will be sent to your email address just after the end of your studies period)
- Complete online language assessment test
- Submit original Transcript of Records;
Note: All classes taken at a host institution will be recognized on a PASS/FAIL basis by LCC International University.