Erasmus+ studies

Dear Students! You are most welcome to participate in Erasmus+ student mobility for studies programme!
You are welcome to participate in the competition to win a grant for a study mobility in foreign higher education institutions (HEIs) under ERASMUS+ programme.

Invitation
Who can participate?
Where to study?
Application
About the competition
Main criteria for selection
Steps after winning the competition
Documents and tasks before going abroad
About the grant
Documents and tasks during your studies
After the mobility
Additional information
Contacts 

Invitation

THE COMPETITION FOR ERASMUS+ STUDENT MOBILITY FOR STUDIES LASTS*:

  • For the next Autumn semester – during the February (day 1 to day 28/29).
  • For the next Spring semester – during the September (day 1 to day 30).

* Exception: the competition period for the Faculty of Health Care is one week shorter.


Who can participate?

All students of 2-4 study year are eligible to participate in the competition.
Studies in the foreign higher education institution can continue from 3 to 12 months. This period can be splited into several shorter ones, unless the shortest one is no less than 3 months.
This is opportunity for those, who:

  • Have good academic achievements (no debts),
  • Are willing to get international experience,
  • Are willing to learn new subjects,
  • Are willing to use new ways for studying,
  • Are willing improve your foreign language skills,
  • Are willing to know new countries and cultures,
  • Are willing to find friends from all over the world!


Where to study?

List of agreements for study mobility for 2018/2019


Application

Students, who decide to participate in the competition, have to submit the following documents to the International Relations and Projects Service (IRPS):

  • Application form
  • CV (EN);
  • Letter of Motivation (EN);
  • Copy of your student ID;
  • Copy of your passport or ID card.

Please, bring the application to the IRPS (Saltoniškių 58, room 115) or send a scanned version to the email address: erasmus@viko.lt
Important: Only full package of the application documents is accepted.

About the competition

The selection of candidates to go to Erasmus+ student mobility for studies is carried out in respective faculties by Erasmus+ programme Selection Board, assigned by the dean of each faculty. The selection procedure has to be finalised in a week after the end of the competition. Students can be invited for the interview – please check the information!

Main criteria for selection

  • Academic results of your previous studies;
  • Good command of the foreign language(s);
  • Selected study programme of the host higher education institution;
  • Motivation;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Priority is given to students who participate in Vilniaus kolegija’s mentorship activities;


Steps after winning the competition

Preparation for ERASMUS+ studies abroad includes some paper work. You will be instructed in details by Erasmus students mobility coordinator in case of winning the grant – please check the information!

Documents and tasks before going abroad

  • Application for foreign HEI – usually can be downloaded from host HEI’s website;
  • Learning Agreement for Studies– to be signed by the student, Vilniaus kolegija’s and host HEI’s responsible persons;
  • Invitation Letter from the host HEI;
  • The European Health Insurance Card (copy) – applicable for students of EU countries. Other students have to take private insurance.
  • Language test – login information will be send during your preparation by your coordinator. More information: http://erasmusplusols.eu/assessment-test/
  • Grant Agreement – prepared by your coordinator after the other preparation work will be completed.


About the grant

Since 2018/2019 the following grants are offered:

Host Country MOBILITY for STUDIES
Total per month, EUR
1 group Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Finland, Sweden 520
2 group Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Germany 470
3 group Bulgaria, Czech  Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary 320

Additional Support:

  • Students from socially disadvantaged groups can receive addition 200 EUR/month for the subsistence.
  • Students with special needs (illness, etc.), can apply for the additional support to the Education Exchanges Support Foundation (www.smpf.lt).

 

Erasmus+ grant for studies abroad is calculated by multiplying number of months by the fixed amount per month for the particular country. In case of a part of the month, grant is calculated multiplying number of the days by 1/30 of the fixed amount per month for the particular country.

Erasmus+ grant is paid in two parts:

  • 80% of the grant is transferred at the beginning of Erasmus+ studies or one week before;
  • 20% of the grant is transferred after the completing Erasmus+ studies, presenting necessary papers (see below) and completing necessary surveys and tests.

Documents and tasks during your studies

If you wish to change your Learning Agreement (one or more subjects) during your studies, you should inform your Erasmus coordinator. In case your application will be approved, you will need to sign:


After the mobility

After returning from your studies abroad, you should present:

  • Transcript of Records
  • Certificate with your mobility start and finish dates.

Activities should be completed after your studies abroad:

  • On-line EU Survey in 30 days after receiving the invitation by e-mail.
  • OLS language test at the end of your studies abroad.


 Additional information

For further information, please contact International Relations and Projects Service, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 115, administration building of Vilniaus kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences


Contacts

International Relations and Projects Service, central building of Vilniaus kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 115; tel.: 8 (5) 219 1601
Responsible person for student mobility: Kristina Plaktonytė-Gromovienė, e-mail: erasmus@viko.lt
See you!