Call for applications

6 October 2020 2:35pm

The Faculty of Sciences of the UP calls for applications for participating in the Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Learning Programme in the Academic Year 2020/21 Spring Term.

The aim of the call for applications:

The aim is to ensure the opportunity to gain educational, language and cultural experience in a higher education institution of another programme country. Learning mobility is to enhance the academic performance and develop the personal skills and abilities of the student.

Within the framework of Erasmus+ Programme, successful applicants are given the opportunity to pursue their studies abroad in one of our partner universities in the European Union (students will have the opportunity to study in the same status as the students of the receiving university without paying any tuition fee and examinations passed there can be accepted at the sending university with the approval of the relevant department). The purpose of study tours may be to spend a semester as a partial transfer student, participate in a study abroad programme or work on thesis preparation. The mobility can only be realised if the sending institution accepts the studies to be accomplished abroad and count them in the academic progress of the student (by granting UP credits). The minimum duration of studies abroad is three (3) months.

Erasmus+ students studying abroad:

  • spend 3-5 months abroad (depending on the year they are in and the partner institution);
  • do not pay tuition fee at the receiving institution; however may be obliged to pay registration/administration fee (mainly at German universities);
  • enrol at the home university, establish an active student status, pay any possible tuition fees due to their home university and receive their grants due for the period of studying abroad;
  • do not obtain their degree before ending the mobility;
  • can have their studies accomplished abroad counted in their home study requirements (before the student’s departure, the two cooperating departments must agree on the courses to be taken up by the student at the receiving university. At least 3 courses must be completed (one of them can be a language course);
  • within the framework of studying abroad at the partner university, PhD students can carry out research specified in their training plan.

Who can apply?

Students with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship cannot apply for Erasmus+

General conditions of participation:

  • the student must have Hungarian citizenship or must pursue studies aiming at obtaining a degree in the institution;
  • in the semester the student is planning his/her mobility the student has an active student status at UP; the student cannot obtain his/her degree before ending the mobility;
  • the student meets the application requirements announced by the given faculty/department;
  • spends 3-5 months abroad (depending on the year and the partner institution);
  • more than one destination can be applied for, their ranking must be specified;
  • the successful applicant must take the on-line language test OLS (Online Linguistic Support) if the medium of instruction is not his/her mother tongue but one of the following: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, or Dutch (more detailed information after the favourable evaluation of the application).

According to the rules/regulations of the Erasmus+ Programme each student can obtain Erasmus status for a maximum of 12 months per training level (study abroad and internship in total), thus if the student has already participated in Erasmus study abroad and/or internship, even if as a zero grant (LABEL) student, but has not used up the 12-month Erasmus period, he/she can apply again. Students pursuing master level or doctoral studies who already were Erasmus students at their former training level(s) can also apply.

The amount of the grant depends on the length of the study period (number of days) and on the host country. The following amounts of grant may presumably be awarded for the academic year 2020/21 (1 month of mobility means 30 days).

Grants for the academic year 2020/21:

Receiving country mobility for studies (combined mobility as well)
Countries with higher living costs
Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Cyprus (CY), Denmark (DK), Finland (FI), France (FR), Germany (DE), Greece (EL), Ireland (IE), Iceland (IS), Italy (IT), Lichtenstein (LI), Luxemburg (LU), Malta (MT), Netherland (NL), Norway (NO), Portugal (PT), Spain (ES), Sweden (SE), United Kingdom (UK)
520 € / month
Countries with medium living costs
Bulgaria (BG), Czech Republic (CZ), Estonia (EE), Croatia (HR), Lithuania (LT), Latvia (LV), Poland (PL), Romania (RO), Serbia (RS), Slovenia (SI), Slovakia (SK) Macedonia (MK), Turkey (TR)
470 € / month

All applicants are reminded that the grant will not fully cover the costs and expenses of the travel and the stay abroad so additional sources are needed. Successful applicants may have to contribute to these costs and expenses from their own sources in addition to any support the faculty might award.

Method and deadline for submitting the application:

As part of your arrangements for the application please do check the list of the available courses of the partner universities at their websites and do carefully study the information about the language and the level (bachelor or master) of the courses offered. For further information on the application and the study programmes at the partner universities, please contact the Faculty Coordinators.

You can apply via outgoing.pte.hu

Submission deadline: 20th October 2020

Procedure for student mobility for learning applications:

  1. During the Period of Study Grant students must pursue their studies in line with the requirements of the credit system.
  2. The prior written consent of the person professionally responsible for the course is required for the recognition of the given course.
  3. The period of the study grant is determined by the Faculty but cannot exceed 12 months.
  4. In addition to excellent academic performance, a further requirement of the application is appropriate language knowledge – preferably of the language of the host country – which enables the student to accomplish his/her studies abroad. In the case of Spain, Italy and France, the knowledge of the language of the host country is a condition of a successful application.
  5. Students performing research activities and being active in the community are at an advantage when evaluating the applications.

Documents to be submitted by the applicants:

  1. Motivation Letter (approximately 1500 characters)
  2. Professional CV
  3. Transcript of records
  4. Language certificate
  5. Certificate of professional or public activities

Evaluation of applications submitted: until the middle of November, 2020

Applications submitted are evaluated by the Erasmus Committee formed by the Faculty. The evaluation criteria are stipulated in the order of business of the committee evaluating the applications. After the preliminary evaluation of the content, under the regulation of the Faculty, language interviews may be conducted in foreign languages stipulated by the Faculty.

If you have questions, please contact the Faculty Erasmus+ Coordinator:

Ms Sarolta Kapitány
Faculty Erasmus Coordinator
Building A, Room E301
Pécs, Ifjúság street 6
Tel 72/501-500/24283
email: erasmus
Office hours: Mon/Wed 10.00-12.00

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