There are two types of student mobility: Degree and Exchange mobility.
- If you are an exchange student, you are a student (officially registered in a university or other institution for higher education) `who temporarily lives in a foreign country and attends courses or is involved in other academic activities`. This basically means that you remain the student of your home university, spend some time at a university abroad, after which you come back and complete your education home. The credits you earned abroad are recognised, and it is your home university that issues the diploma, after completing the studies.
- On the other hand, a degree student registers at the university abroad and is no longer a student from the university at home. This means that, once you apply for a degree programme, you are no longer under the umbrella of your home university, even though, within some programmes, the university from your country can offer you administrative support in the application procedure. You will do complete of your studies abroad, and obtain a diploma from the university you studied at.
*Although one of the key elements of the Bologna Process and the European mobility programs, recognizing it is not automatically provided, but depends on the agreement between the candidate and teacher at your home institution. Students signs learning agreement that confirms an agreement on the recognition of exams that have been passed.
Most of the mobility program is intended for students whose home university are involved in established networks and projects through existing programs (Erasmus Mundus Actions 1 and 2, CEEPUS, etc.).
However, if all your college is not part of an established and supported networks, there is still an opportunity to sign up for one of the scholarships. There is a third group of exchange students, that are so-called” freemover”.
‘Freemover’ is a student who is applying for a scholarship to a university abroad individually and independently, which means that its parent institution is part of a partnership. He / she is, preparing the application, without institutional support.
How to begin your search for the appropriate scholarship?
The most important source of your search, of course, is the Internet and International Office. Begin your search at least two months before you decide to sign up, so you have enough time for a thorough search, to gather accurate information as possible, which will eventually help you in achieving what you want.
For all grants same rules are applied: ensure your success by following proper procedures that are complete. It is very important to meet all the requirements specified in the application and submit the required documentation also pay attention to the deadlines for application.
Keep in mind that the International Office is there to assist you if you do not understand some aspects of the applications, and also you can contact the organization for scholarships to apply for, and for more information, we encourage you to read Guide for mobility.
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