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Think studying and travelling? Think IBU ERASMUS+.
Here is how it works.

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €26 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Erasmus (2021-2027)

Building on the success of the 2014 – 2020 programme, the new Erasmus+ 2021 - 2027 programme strengthens efforts to increase the opportunities that it has to offer. With high quality, inclusive education and training, informal and non-formal learning, the Erasmus+ programme has the goal of preparing young people and participants of all ages with the qualifications and skills needed for their meaningful engagement in society. Erasmus+ programme has EU Budget support with over 26 billion EUR for the upcoming seven years.

For more information visit the Office for International Cooperation and Projects.

Money? Courses? Languages?

All rights and obligations of exchange students are described in the Erasmus Student Charter.


Each student receives a grant which covers partly the costs of the stay abroad. Students going on exchange under the ERASMUS programme do not pay any university fees (tuition, registration, examination or access to the laboratory, library and other facilities offered to local students) in the hosting/partner university.

In certain cases, mobile students may be required to pay small fees such as insurance, student unions, use of miscellaneous material such as photocopies, laboratory products on the same basis as these are charged to local students at the host institution. Details of any such costs should be provided on the host institution's website.

Fees may only be charged in the case of the students being registered in more than one university in the context of a joint master's degree.


Each institution should produce a course catalogue, available on its website, which is updated at least on an annual basis, containing three main parts: information on the institution, information on programmes (general description and description of individual course units) and general information for students.


The Institution should clearly indicate in which language the course units are taught and specify to what extent they are open to mobile students (indicating any prerequisites when applicable, such as the minimum linguistic level for example). The minimum should be at least to indicate clearly the course units not taught in the host language and those which are not open to mobile students.

Erasmus+ in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 19 June 2014, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro respectively signed an Agreement establishing their partial participation in 'Erasmus+': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport (2014-2020), which made BiH an official partner country. The Agreements were signed on the occasion of the 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training (WBPET), which took place in Brussels on 19-20 June and convened the Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the region. Currently, Bosnia and Herzegovina works within the new Erasmus+ Programme (2021-2027.)

You can find more information on the National Erasmus+ Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina website.

The International Burch University is among higher education institutions from partner countries neighbouring the EU: Western Balkans, along with Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro.

International Burch University list of Erasmus+ Agreements

The following actions are available in the new Erasmus+ program:

Key Action 1Learning Mobility of Individuals

The actions supported under this Key Action are expected to produce long – lasting positive effects on the participants and organisations.
The outcomes for students:

  • Improved learning performance and career prospects, increased self-confidence and entrepreneurial mindset, language and digital skills development, enhanced participation in society and positive interactions with people from all over the world, increased motivation for learning and training in the future.

The outcomes for academic staff, young workers and educational, training and youth professionals:

  • Improved professional competences and knowledge of modernization, enhanced work quality, knowledge of responsibility to social, ethnic, linguistic, gender, cultural diversity, increased opportunities for professional development, and linguistic and digital skills development.
Key Action 2Cooperation among organisations and institutions

This action is expected to contribute to development, transfer and/or implementation of modern and innovative practices at local, regional, organisational, national or European levels. It supports the following actions:

  • Partnerships for Cooperation, including Cooperation Partnerships and Small-scale Partnerships
  • Partnerships for Excellence, including Centres for Vocational Excellence, Teachers Academy and Erasmus Mundus Action
  • Partnerships for Innovation, including Alliances and Forward-looking projects;
  • Capacity Building projects in the field of youth
  • Not-for-profit European sport events.
Key Action 3Support to policy development and cooperation

This action supports cooperation policy at European Union level. Furthermore, it contributes to the development of new policies that can result in modernization and reforms in the European Union, as well as systems in the fields of education, training youth and sport.

Key Action 4Jean Monnet Action

This action offers opportunities in the field of higher education. Additionally, it offers opportunities in other fields of education and training, and it contributes to spreading knowledge about EU integration matters. These actions are supported:

  • Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education
  • Jean Monnet Actions in other fields of education and training
  • Jean Monnet policy debate (higher education and other fields of education and training).

More information may be requested from the International Cooperation and Projects Office coordinators at International Burch University.

Where to find more information?

More detailed information on the ERASMUS Programme is available at the European Commission's website.

Visit the Erasmus+ Official Website