F.A.Q.

2020-08-26
1.What kind of scholarships does Erasmus+ Programme offer for students from The Republic of Moldova?

Scholarships for studies and traineeships - International Credit Mobility

Master Degree Scholarships - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

2. What is International Credit Mobility? 

International Credit Mobility (ICM) can be defined as a limited period of study or training abroad (in the framework of on-going studies at a home institution) for the purpose of gaining credits. After the mobility phase, students return to their home institution, where the credits are recognised and they complete their studies. 
For nearly 30 years, Europe has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies in another higher education institution or in a company in Europe. 

3.  How much does an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility for students last?

International Credit Mobility – for studies: from 3 to 12 months per study cycle (Bachelor, Master, PhD); for traineeship: from 2 to 12 months (12 months in total per study cycle).

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees – from 12 to 24 months

4. Where can I study or do a traineeship under Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program? 

From the 2015/2016 academic year, it is possible to study in institutions based in Programme countries (the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey), as long as these institutions have signed an "inter-institutional agreement" with your home institution. To find out exactly where you can study/train, please contact the International Office of your higher education institution. 

5. How do I know if I am eligible to study or do a traineeship abroad with Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility? 

To study/train abroad, you must be a registered student at a higher education institution and you must be following studies leading to a recognised degree, such as a Bachelor, a Master or a Doctorate. The selection criteria to study or train abroad with Erasmus+ are defined by your higher education institution (such as the academic performance of the candidate, previous mobility experience, motivation, knowledge of foreign language etc). The selection of students - as well as the procedure for awarding them a grant - must be fair, transparent, coherent and documented. For more information, you are kindly invited to visit your higher education institution's website or contact its international relations office.

6. How/where do I find an Erasmus+ scholarship?

International Credit Mobility
Contact the International Relations Office from your university, check what are the universities which have signed an inter-institutional agreement with it and what are the available mobility programs for you at the moment.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/library/catalogue_en

7. Is there an age limit to apply to any Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility activity? 

There is no age limit to participate in any Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility activity. However, you will need to fulfill the selection criteria for the programme you are applying for, as defined by host and home higher education institutions.

8. Is the programme available to students with special needs? 

All actions of Erasmus+ are open to people with special needs. The programme aims at promoting equity and inclusion by facilitating the access to learners with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities compared to their peers including people with mental, physical, sensory or other disabilities.

9. Is it possible to have more than one International Credit Mobility experience with Erasmus+ as a higher education student? 

Erasmus+ enables students to study or train abroad more than once, as long as the minimum duration for each activity and a total maximum of 12 months per study cycle is respected. Students who follow long cycle or one-cycle study programmes, such as Medicine or Architecture can be mobile for up to 24 months during their studies. 

10. I did a European Voluntary Service under the Youth in Action programme; can I study or do a traineeship abroad with Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility? 

Yes, participation in the Youth in Action programme is not taken into account for participation in Erasmus+ higher education International Credit Mobility activities.

11. How do I apply to study/train abroad with Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program? 

You will need to apply through your own higher education institution, irrespective of the kind of mobility activity you are interested in. The International Office of your institution will be able to inform you about the conditions to participate in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility activities: details of the selection process, documents that you need to prepare, places where you can go and requirements that you will have to respect during your period abroad.

12. Where can I find the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees offered under Erasmus+? 

A list of all Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and can be accessed here: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/library/scholarships-catalogue_en. In the summer of each year a new batch of selected EMJMDs will be added to the list. These programmes will open applications to potential scholarshipwinners in the last quarter of that same year for students who will start in September/October of the following year. 

13. What are the conditions to receive a scholarship for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree? 

Students must first apply to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) of their choice through the website of the given EMJMD program. A student can apply to up to three Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes in one selection year.
Only students who are selected to take part in an EMJMD organised under the Erasmus+ programme may receive these scholarships, but self-funded students can also be enrolled in addition to the scholarship holders. Before applying to the EMJMD consortium of your choice, make sure that you respect the following conditions: 

  •  You must have obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices in the degree awarding countries. This condition must necessarily be fulfilled at the time of enrollment. Some EMJMD programs may decide to accept scholarship applications from students in the last year of their first higher education degree.
  • You are not eligible to apply to further EMJMD scholarships if you have already obtained an EMJMD scholarship in the past.