Mobility Projects for Higher Education Students and Staff

Mobility projects for higher education students and staff support physical and blended mobility of higher education students and staff both from Programme* and Partner** Countries.

Student Mobility

Higher education students from any study fields and cycle (short cycle, bachelor, master and doctoral levels) can participate in the mobilities.

Students may carry out the following types of mobilities:

  • study period abroad,
  • a traineeship (work placement, internship) abroad,
  • combined mobilities for studies and traineeship,
  • a doctoral mobility (study or traineeship),
  • blended intensive programmes.

While long term physical mobility is strongly encouraged, this part of the Programme recognizes the need to offer more flexible physical mobility duration to ensure the programme is accessible to students from all backgrounds, circumstances and study fields.

Staff Mobility

Mobility projects for higher education students and staff support the mobilities of both academic and non-academic staff, including staff from enterprises, to teach or train abroad as part of their professional development.

Staff may carry out the following types of mobilities:

  • a teaching period abroad,
  • a training period abroad.
Types of Mobility Projects

 
Mobility projects for higher education students and staff support mobilities between Programme and Partner Countries and between Programme Countries.

KA131 Mobility Projects, in the first place, support mobilities between the Programme Countries (same as old KA103 projects), but include the international dimension and allow part of the mobilities to be organised with Partner Countries as well.

Up to 20% of funds awarded to each KA131 mobility project can be used to fund exclusively outgoing mobility of students and staff from the HEIs located in Programme Countries to Partner Countries.

Who can apply?

Higher education institutions established in a Programme Country and awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education or accredited national mobility consortia can submit applications.

Higher education institutions from Programme Countries must be Erasmus Charter for Higher Education holders. 

All higher education institutions from Partner Countries oblige to Charter’s principles by signing inter-institutional agreements with their Programme Country partners before the mobility takes place. 

Where to apply?

Higher education institutions or accredited national mobility consortia submit applications to the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

Higher education institutions from Serbia submit their project applications to the Foundation Tempus. 

When to apply?

Deadline for Proposals for current Call can be found here.

Duration of KA131 mobility projects

KA131 mobility projects last 26 months, begin June 1, and end July 31.

Eligible participating organisations

The number of organisations in the application form is one (the applicant). It is either an individual HEI or a national mobility consortium coordinator established in a Programme Country.

Exceptions are the project applications that include a blended intensive programme.  Namely, the blended intensive programme  has to be developed and implemented by at least 3 higher education institutions (HEIs) awarded with an ECHE coming from at least 3 Programme Countries. In addition, any other HEI or organisation located in a Programme or Partner Country may participate.

Eligible activities

Following types of mobilities can be carried out:

  • Student mobility for studies
  • Student mobility for traineeships
  • Staff mobility for teaching
  • Staff mobility for training
  • Blended intensive programmes
Funds available on the national level

Each Program Country in the Program has a defined budget for mobility projects on an annual basis.

Funds available for the Call for Proposals 2021 can be found in the Erasmus+ brochure.

What is a blended mobility? Who can implement it?

The new Programme supports blended mobilities of both students and staff. During these blended mobilities, groups of students or staff learners can undertake a short-term physical mobility abroad combined with a compulsory virtual component facilitating collaborative online learning exchange and teamwork.

This type of activity has to be developed and implemented by at least 3 higher education institutions awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education coming from at least 3 Programme Countries. Up to 20% of funds awarded to each mobility project can be used to fund activities between Programme and Partner Countries.

A physical mobility must last from 5 to 30 days of programme duration and combined virtual and physicalmobility must award a minimum of 3 ECTS credits.

KA171 Mobility Projects (old KA107 projects) support mobilities between Programme and Partner Countries.

The call for KA171 mobility projects is not opened in the Call for Proposals 2021, so this option is not available to higher education institutions from any Programme Country.

Additional information on this type of projects will be available in the coming years.

More details about the Mobility projects in higher education can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide on the website of the European Commission.

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