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ERASMUS+
ENRICHING LIVES, OPENING MINDS

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 €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Erasmus (2014-2020)

Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sporst covers over the period of 2014-2020. Aimed at boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems, the seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion - 40% higher than current levels. More than 4 million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including 2 million higher education students, 650 000 vocational training students and apprentices, as well as more than 500 000 going on youth exchanges or volunteering abroad.

Students planning a full Master Degree abroad, for which national grants or loans are seldom available, will benefit from a new loan guarantee scheme run by the European Investment Fund. Erasmus+ will also provide funding for education and training staff, youth workers and for partnerships between universities, colleges, schools, enterprises, and not-for-profit organisations.

Think IBU ERASMUS+

Money? Courses? Languages?

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

Money

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.

Courses

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.

Languages

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). 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.

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

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

ERASMUS ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIESKey Action 1

Joint master programs: coordinated only by a country from the program countries group, yet partner countries can be consortium members (corresponding to the former Erasmus Mundus program Action 1).

ERASMUS ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIESKey Action 2

International credit mobility (corresponding to the former Erasmus Mundus Action 2): the applicants from the Programme countries category. This category includes 28 EU countries + Macedonia, Turkey, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. The BH institutions can be a partner in the project consortium.

ERASMUS ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIESKey Action 3

Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practice: Capacity Building in Higher Education: the BH institutions may apply or be a partner in a project consortium (corresponding to the former Tempus program).

ERASMUS ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIESKey Action 4

Knowledge Alliances: coordinated only by a country from the program countries group, yet partner countries can be a consortium member, with a limited budget if their participation significantly contributes to the project.

ERASMUS ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIESKey Action 5

Sectoral Skills Alliances: coordinated only by a country from the program countries group, yet the partner country can be a consortium member if their participation significantly contributes to the project.

ERASMUS ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIESKey Action 6

Strategic Partnerships, coordinated only by a country from the program countries group, yet partner countries can be consortium members if their participation significantly contributes to the project.

ERASMUS ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIESKey Action 7

Jean Monnet projects of higher education institutions and organizations in the European studies field. BH institutions may apply or be a project consortium partner.

More information may be requested from the International Programs Office coordinators at 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