What is ERASMUS+?The Erasmus programme is aimed at higher education, co-operation between higher education institutions, specialized training at the university level and co-operation between higher education institutions and businesses (ZČU has been involved since the academic year 1998/99). For students, the ERASMUS programme (ERASMUS+ since 2014) represents an opportunity to obtain a grant for a study stay abroad. The stay can be undertaken in the period between 3 and 12 months at universities in EU member states and other countries.
Students can choose a study stay at a foreign university or an internship in a foreign institution.
To obtain detailed information on the Erasmus programme, see http://www.naerasmusplus.cz for the Czech Republic, http://international.zcu.cz/index.php?stranka=uvod-cs-0&cat_id=161 for University of West Bohemia and https://ff.zcu.cz/zahranicni-vztahy/erasmus for the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy.
Who is Erasmus+ intended for?
- Students (citizens of any country) registered at their home university in the Czech Republic as regular students of a full-time, part-time, long-distance or doctoral study programme.
- Students who have completed at least the first year of their BA study programme at the time of the study stay (when going, you are enrolled in at least the second year of your BA study programme). We do not recommend going in the programme’s last semester. The internship can be undertaken in any year.
- The stay can take between 3 and 12 months in one study cycle (BA, MA, PhD); the different mobility types are added together.
- For detailed information on the conditions see
Where to go on Erasmus+?Up-to-date information on foreign universities enabling Erasmus+ stays is provided in the following table.
|University||Country||Subject area||BA MA PhD||Language||Level||Web|
|University of Amsterdam||NL||Archaeology||yes yes no||Dutch, English||B2-C1||www.uva.nl|
|Artois University||F||History and Archaeology||yes yes no||French||B1||www.univ-artois.fr|
|Comenius University in Bratislava||SK||Archaeology||yes yes yes||Slovak, English||B2||www.fphil.uniba.sk|
|Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca||RO||Archaeology||yes yes yes||Hungarian, English||B2||www.ubbcluj.ro/en|
|University of Helsinki||SF||Archaeology||no yes yes||Finnish/Swedish, English||B2, CEFR||http://helsinki.fi/university|
|Jagiellonian University Krakow||PL||International Relations, Area Studies||yes yes no||Polish, English||B1-2||www.en.uj.edu.pl|
|University of Łódź||PL||Archaeology||no yes yes||English, Polish||B1-2||www.iso.uni.lodz.pl|
|University of Oulu||SF||History and Archaeology||yes yes yes||Finnish, English||B2||www.oulu.fi/english|
|Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń||PL||History and Archaeology||yes yes yes||Polish, English||B2||www.umk.pl|
|Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw||PL||History and Archaeology||yes yes no||English, Polish;B2||B2||www.uksw.edu.pl|
How to join Erasmus+?Students join the programme via a tender, timed and managed within the full competence of the faculty/department. More detailed information can be found on the website of the faculty (https://ff.zcu.cz/zahranicni-vztahy/erasmus/), department (http://kar.zcu.cz/aktuality.php) or directly with the guarantors of the individual Erasmus contracts (for KAR – Mgr. Luboš Chroustovský, Ph.D., email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Those interested will complete an application form (see international.zcu.cz/_formulare/1318847850.doc) and write a CV and a cover letter in the Czech language and in the language of the foreign university. Sending all of this to the contact person via email (email@example.com), they will subsequently attend a tender (upcoming dates below). The tender will have the form of an oral interview testing language competence and motivation for travelling abroad. The application forms of the selected students will then be submitted to the International Relations Office. The foreign institution will be informed by e-mail about the selected ZČU students and will respond by sending its instructions and requirements to them.
Before departure, the project coordinator will furnish the student with a Financial Agreement stating the grant amount. This stipend is the same for all students leaving the Czech Republic on study stays within the Erasmus+ programme. The stipend is conceived of as a contribution to the increased living expenses abroad; some financial participation on the part of the student is, therefore, expected. The grant amount per month is fixed; an overview of stipend rates for the academic year 2015/2016 can be found here. The number of students delegated, as well as the length of their stay, can be subject to subsequent change depending on the amount of funds allocated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.