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Thinking about the Erasmus programme? – What to do if you wish to leave already in autumn next year?

In the midst of all the difficulties generated by the coronavirus, you may have a number of questions about foreign trips and longer stays abroad. However, even if you wish to spend only one term abroad during your Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral training in the academic year of 2021/22 in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, you have to apply for it already now. This article collects the key deadlines and practical information on foreign partial training for Corvinus students.
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What is Erasmus+ and what do we mean by partial training?

Erasmus+ is the European Commission’s mobility programme established for students, it allows you to spend minimum 3 and maximum 12 months abroad in the framework of academic or internship mobility.

The programme offers scholarship support for the period spent abroad, the rate of which is determined by the host country, the duration of the mobility and other factors. You can find more detailed information about this topic on the Tempus Public Foundation’s website . If you apply for a bilateral place and you win, Corvinus will provide you with only a place at the partner university, but no financial support.

Process of the academic mobility application

While applications for the programme supporting foreign internship are accepted continuously, academic mobility follows certain time schedules. This process and its conditions are described below for the students of Corvinus. You can find more information about the partner institutions of Corvinus and the available places at the following link.

This year the application process is conducted completely on-line, students of the Corvinus University of Budapest may apply through the Neptun. You may submit your application for the mobility period of the academic year of 2021/22 in the Neptun system, under the Administration menu point, Applications submenu. Check out the current invitation for applicationson the website to see what should be submitted, and follow the uploaded official checklist, too.

In order to be able to apply for an Erasmus+ foreign partial training, your average grades should be at least 3.0, you should have at least two completed terms before the planned date of the trip, and you should have at least one B2 language proficiency certificate. Otherwise your application is automatically rejected.

Another important condition is that until the completion - in addition to the specialised seminars and the mandatory internships - you should have minimum 21 credits left for the term you spend abroad. It means you have to successfully complete at least 21 credits abroad if you do not wish to repay your mobility scholarship.

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the largest European student organisation that is present at the Corvinus, it helps students in finding academic and other possibilities. Find out more about their activities if you are seriously interested in Erasmus.

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Assessment takes place with a given scoring system, in which the following factors are considered.

  • Average academic achievement
  • Language proficiency exams uploaded to Neptun (Only exams included in the Neptun system will be considered in the application!)
  • Motivation letters (To-the-point motivation letters written to the given university, describing what subject you wish to study there. It is worth writing motivation letters to the universities specified in the first three positions.)
  • Other professional activities (e.g. Scientific Student Conference (TDK), competitions, membership in student organisations)

Following the submission of your application, you will be informed in e-mail about your scores considered. If you wish to lodge an appeal about the decision, you have one week to do so. After that, places are distributed among students studying the same disciplines based on their final scores. The detailed description of the process and the application can be found in the pdf available here.

Deadline for submitting the applications: from 9.00 on 9 November 2020 (Monday) to 12.00 on 27 November 2020 (Friday).

If you apply for the Erasmus as a Corvinus student, start collecting information on the website of the university! The official Erasmus+ foreign study mobility guide gives you a lot of information on the submission of the applications and the subsequent processes, it is available here.

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The financing of foreign partial trainings may be extended with social assistance, too, this is assessed on the basis of the submission of the Erasmus+ application, but independently of that. Students with disabilities and permanently ill students or socially disadvantaged students may apply for additional support. Related options can be found here .

As a supplement, independently of the Erasmus programme, you can get a Campus Mundi scholarship, too, which can supplement your Erasmus scholarship. You can find our more about these additional options on the website.

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