Mobility groups and academic level

Before you apply, identify which mobility group you would like to carry out the mobility under. In addition to the criteria listed below, all universities apply their own rules for admission to programmes and activities. Exchange students need to transfer the credits earned during the mobility period into their degree at the home university.

Mobility 1 - Undergraduate level
Exchange scholarships for maximum 10 months (1 - 2 academic semesters) are available (no scholarships for full degree) for target groups 1 and 3.

To be eligible for an undergraduate scholarship you must have completed at least one year of university studies already. You also need to fullfill the admission requirements for the course/programme you are applying for.

Mobility 2 - Master's level
Full degree and exchange scholarships for 1 - 4 academic semesters are available for all target groups.

To be eligible for a scholarship at master's level you must have finished a bachelor's degree (BA) or have other equivalent background. If you have not yet obtained your BA degree you may still be eligible, but you must submit a document from your home university, stating the expected date for your BA degree to be issued and the name of the degree. The original of the diploma shall be displayed to your host university upon admission. You need to study each partner university's website concerning the master programmes' special requirements. All exchange scholarship holders on master's level must be enrolled in a master's programme at their home university.

Mobility 3 - PhD level
Full degree and exchange scholarships for 1 - 6 academic semesters (maximum 36 months) are available for all target groups.

To be eligible for a scholarship for PhD studies you must have finished your bachelor's degree (BA) and/or master's degree (MA) and fullfill the requirements for the programme you apply for. You may also have started a PhD programme at your home university and only apply for a shorter period abroad. All exchange scholarship holders on PhD level must be enrolled in a PhD programme at their home university.

Note: Some partner universities require that you have finished your master's degree in order to be eligible for PhD studies. You need to check each partner university's requirements.

Mobility 4 - Post-doctoral level
Target groups 1 and 2 only. All scholarships are for 1 - 2 academic semesters (maximum 9 months).

To be eligible for a post-doctorate scholarship you must hold a PhD. Some universities apply rules that the PhD should not be achieved longer than 2 - 5 years ago, please check the requirements at the host university.

Mobility 5 - Academic and administrative Staff
Target groups 1 and 2 only. All scholarships are for 1 month.  

For your application to be correctly assessed, you shall provide a preliminary work plan and also the name of the department you wish to visit including the name of a contact person there. Please contact the partner university if you need assistance to find an appropriate group/department.

To be eligible for an administrative staff scholarship you must hold an administrative position at your home university. The mobility shall be used for administrative developments in the line of the programme objectives.

The objectives of academic and administrative staff mobility are:

• to provide university staff with opportunities for professional and personal development, through the possibility of doing practical training, research or teaching assignments in a partner institution
• to encourage universities to broaden and enrich the range and content of courses they offer
• to allow students to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of academic staff from universities participating in the partnership
• to consolidate links between institutions in different countries
• to promote exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods
• to strengthen the capacity for international cooperation
• to prepare long-term recognition of studies between institutions through ECTS (European credit transfer system) or other compatible systems

Note that there are no pre-defined offers for administrative staff in the application database. You need to contact your desired host university to specify your interests, and then use subject code 16.9 (Other Areas of Study) to apply.