The programme is based on the exchange of students, faculty members and other staff between countries associated with the European Union, which includes, inter alia, Poland. The starting point is the bilateral agreement signed between the SGH and a foreign university. In those agreements the universities declare the number students and staff during their stay at the two universities. Money for the scholarships is provided by the National Agencies of the LLP ERASMUS programme on the basis of university’s application.
The programme offers semester or two-semester study in partner universities. The principle is the recognition of study abroad as part of study at their home.
In the case of teaching staff mobility the faculty members are required to serve a minimum of 5 hours of classes at the partner university; staff going for training purposes should stay for a minimum of 5-day training.
A prerequisite for applying for a scholarship is a good command of foreign language, to enable the free communication and participation in activities conducted in the language of force with regard to the foreign universities.
- Improving the quality of education and giving the education a European dimension,
- Strengthen the European dimension at all levels of education and ensuring wide access to existing educational resources in Europe, while promoting equal opportunities in all areas of education,
- Promoting the "quantitative" and "qualitative" improvement of the knowledge of the European Union’s languages,
- Promotion of institutional cooperation in the field of education and mobility of students and staff.
Erasmus action consists of three interrelated sub-shares.
- European inter-institutional cooperation
- Student and staff mobility
- Thematic Networks
It is merely a formal division, and it has no relevance to the applicants.
Erasmus provides grants for mobility of thousands of students and teachers, but it also aims at extending the European dimension of studies for these students and staff who do not participate directly in the exchange. In this context, an emphasis is put on:
- intensive courses
- the development of new and/or improvement of the existing curriculum through the European cooperation
- consolidation of pan-European thematic networks.
Erasmus is open to all types of higher education and covers all kinds and levels of study including PhD studies.