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Outgoing study mobility (SMS) to partner country universities with the Erasmus+ KA107 financing, valid for the University of Lodz in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The competition applies to students of the University of Lodz who depart for a 5-month (outgoing) mobility for studies with an Erasmus + scholarship in the summer semester 2019/2020

A The amount of scholarship funding

  1. The monthly amount of the Erasmus KA107 scholarship (for studies) is 700 euros.

The amount of the lump sum for travel is calculated on the basis of the distance that the scholarship holder has to travel to the partner university (based on the distance calculator available on the websites of the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/Erasmus-plus/resources/distance- calculator_en distance.htm):

  • Albania – EUR 275
  • Armenia – EUR 360
  • Kosovo – EUR 275
  • Russia – EUR 360

B Terms of the competition

  1. The deadline for submitting applications for scholarships: 27/11/2019.
  2. The documents should be submitted at: Biuro Współpracy z Zagranicą UŁ, ul. Uniwersytecka 3, pokój 7 not later than 1pm of the day specified above.

C Required documents:

  1. Proposal Learning Agreement for Studies;
  2. Application form;
  3. Cover Letter in English;
  4. Foreign language proficiency certificate that confirms the level declared by the student;
  5. Oświadczenie-o-wcześniejszych-wyjazdach-Erasmus-2019_20; – Statement of Mobility Pursued to Date
  6. Dean’s office certificate of the grade average of previous (completed) study years;
  7. Klauzula RODO – GDPR Privacy Notice

D Basic enrollment criteria

  1. Grade point average (not lower than 3,50)

The following algorithm for the calculation of the students’ grade average from the USOS web platform, as appropriate for the given study year, programme and cycle, is valid for enrollment purposes:

  • For students of first-cycle, second-cycle, and long-cycle Master’s degree studies:

– weighted grade point average for the entire cycle of the home study program pertaining to the student’s application for mobility (subject to the UL Rules of Study).

  • For students of the aforementioned study cycles, who, due to resumption of their studies, repetition of a study year, or a leave of absence, have been registered as students of a study year to which, in accord with the binding Rules of Study, rules for calculation of the grade point average apply:

– weighted grade point average for the entire cycle of the home study program pertaining to the student’s application for mobility.

In any other case different from those listed above, the grade point average shall be calculated for the entire study cycle of the home study program which pertains to the student’s application for the mobility, subject to the provisions of the UL Rules of Study. The student’s grade average shall be obtained from the home Faculty’s Dean’s office, upon the motion of the Faculty Coordinator responsible for the study field/programme which pertains to the Student’s application.

  1. Lack of conditional passes granted for courses or exams.
  2. Ability to use a foreign language at the level required by the partner institution.
  3. Statement on previous participation in Erasmus+ 2018 (part C.5).

E Persons entitled to enrollment

  1. In order to carry out a part of their study programme abroad within the framework of the Erasmus+ KA 107 programme, the students may only depart to the following partner universities, according to the study field table below:

Details of mobility offer from Partner Institutions:

Metropolitan Tirana University_Information about offer_Credit Mobility_for_candidates_2019_20

Yerevan Brusov State University_Information about offer_Credit Mobility_for_candidates_2019_20

University of Prishtina_Information about offer_Credit Mobility_for_candidates_2019_20

Astrakhan State Technical University_Information about offer_Credit Mobility_for_candidates_2019_20

The period of mobility for studies within Erasmus+ KA107 shall not be shorter than 90 days (3 months) or longer than 150 days (5 months) within one mobility. The outgoing student’s stay for mobility should be started and finished according to the academic calendar of the partner institution.

  1. The enrollment to an Erasmus+ KA107 scholarship shall be available to a first-cycle (undergraduate) or second-cycle (graduate) student of stacjonarne (full-time, daytime) or niestacjonarne (evening or weekend) mode at one of the UL Faculties whose name are provided in the table above. In the enrolment process, the equality of opportunity for men and women, as well as for people with disabilities, shall be observed.
  2. All students of the University of Lodz can apply for the Erasmus + KA107 scholarship, regardless of their citizenship. A student with citizenship other than a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area should check the rules regarding entry into the territory of the host country in relation to their planned stay as a participant in the Erasmus + programme.
  3. The enrollment is open to students who have reached at least the second year of first-cycle studies, at least the second year of long-cycle (Direct Master’s) studies or the first year of Master’s Degree programmes of second-cycle studies.
  4. Students of the last year who apply for mobility during the last semester of their studies at the UL, are allowed to do this on the consent of their tutor / thesis supervisor and the appropriate Faculty Coordinator. The thesis supervisor’s written consent on the student’s mobility shall be required at the at the enrolment stage.
  5. Within the Erasmus+ KA107 programme, students are enabled to participate in an international student mobility for studies more than once, for a total of periods which does not exceed 12 months per each cycle of studies (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level), within the quota, including the previously completed Erasmus+ (KA 103 or KA 107)/LLP Erasmus/ Campus Europae/Scholarship and Training Fund/Mundus mobility (including „zero-grant” mobilities) regardless of the type (studies or traineeship) and number of mobility periods. In the case of pursuing uniform (long-cycle) Master’s degree studies, a student is allowed a total of periods of Erasmus+ mobility for studies and/or traineeships which does not exceed 24 months. Prior participation in an Erasmus+, LLP Erasmus, Campus Europae, Scholarship and Training Fund, or Mundus mobility, shall be counted within the total of periods of Erasmus+ mobility in the current study cycle.

For example: if a student has previously received a 6-month LLP-Erasmus grant for a LLP-Erasmus/Erasmus+ (KA 103 or KA 107)/Campus Europae/FSS mobility at undergraduate/graduate cycle, he or she may still use an Erasmus+ grant for same-cycle mobility, but for a period not longer than 6 months. This principle only applies subject to the UL receiving mobility funds from the National Agency.

  1. Each student submits a statement on their previous mobility (part C.5) in relation to mobility quota, i.e. whether they previously participated in Erasmus+ (KA 103 or KA 107)/LLP Erasmus/ Campus Europae/Scholarship and Training Fund/Mundus mobility in order to carry out a part of their study programme or traineeship abroad.
  2. The student qualified for mobility within the Erasmus+ KA107 programme shall not take a dean’s leave, or any other period of break in their studies for the period of their mobility. The outgoing mobility student needs to have their UL student status valid for the entire period of their mobility. Students departing in the summer semester need to have their previous semester completed and registered at the USOSWeb platform, or, alternatively, obtain approval for a yearly grading scheme in the 2019-20 academic year.
  3. The Erasmus+ mobility cannot form the basis for prolongation of the period of studies at the UL, at any study cycle. Students cannot apply for prolongation of the period of studies at the UL on the grounds of the need to complete their international student mobility.
  4. The Erasmus+ KA107 financing may only be granted to a student who performs mobility abroad in the equal or related field of study.
  5. The enrollment is not available to students of the last year of second-cycle or (Direct Master’s degree) long-cycle studies.
  6. The enrollment is not available to:
  1. a) participants of non-degree postgraduate studies;
  2. b) students granted conditional promotion for the following semester or study year;
  3. c) students who repeat a semester or study year.

F Enrollment procedure

Student enrolment takes place as agreed between universities.

Stage 1

The University of Lodz is responsible for announcing and disseminating information on enrollment for the Erasmus + KA107 scholarship, by posting it on the website (www.bwz.uni.lodz.pl) and sending information to the faculty coordinators, asking for its dissemination among students.

After closing the enrollment process within the deadline indicated in part B „Terms of the competition”, the application documents of the students will be formally checked by the BWZ UŁ. The complete documents will be forwarded to the partner universities indicated in the applications of the candidates. Incomplete documents will be rejected for formal reasons and they will not be evaluated any further.

Stage 2

The partner university will select the scholarship holder(s) based on the substantive assessment of application documents as well as online interviews conducted with candidates via Skype. The decision of the partner university is final.

G Erasmus+ KA107 scholarship payment arrangement

  1. The Erasmus + KA107 scholarship will be paid to the student only for the actual period of study at a partner university abroad, in accordance with the individual scholarship agreement concluded with the University of Lodz, regardless of the costs incurred by the student, e.g. due to accommodation.
  2. A student enrolled for student mobility abroad is obliged to sign an individual agreement in the BWZ/IRO (International Relations Office) at the UL. Failure to sign the agreement by the resumption day of the study year / semester at a partner university may be considered as resignation from the funds allocated and it will constitute a basis for removal from the list of persons provided with the Erasmus + KA107 scholarship funding in the academic year 2019-2020.

H Remaining conditions

  1. The student has the right to appeal against the decision of the home university (UL) to the Vice-Rector for Domestic and International Co-operation, prof. dr hab. Paweł Starosta, whose decision is final.
  2. If a candidate resigns from participation in mobility, the scholarship will be awarded to the next person on the reserve list.
  3. Each candidate for the mobility has Pre-Qualified status before receiving written confirmation of admission from the partner university and signing the individual agreement with the University of Lodz.
  4. During the period covered by the Erasmus + scholarship, a participating student may not receive another scholarship financed from EU funds. The student will immediately notify in writing the UŁ IRO about any scholarship funds awarded from other sources (e.g. the scholarship of the Polish government). The granting institution  decides whether to retain the student’s right to their scholarship.
  5. Every student granted the Erasmus+ KA107 scholarship financing is obliged to:

– obtain a student visa for their mobility period;

– purchase an insurance package before departure (an extended package is recommended) covering both travel time and duration of stay in the destination country.

The costs related to visa process and insurance shall be borne by the student.


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