Erasmus+ is the European mobility programme for education and training, youth and sport and runs for seven years (2014-2020). The programme consists of three key actions:
More than four million people will benefit from the support of the Erasmus+-Budget of ca. € 14.8 billion over the period up to 2020. The programme aims to improve skills and employability, to pro-mote the modernisation of systems for general and vocational education and to support child and youth development. Further information about Erasmus+ can be found on the website of the European Commission.
Key Action 1 includes the mobility of students for a study period and traineeships abroad as well as the mobility of university staff for teaching and training.
Each higher education institution participating in the Erasmus+ programme sets out the guidelines of its European higher education policy in a "European Policy Statement" (EPS) which forms the basis of it being granted the "Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education" (ECHE). The ECHE is awarded by the European Commission and confirms that a university satisfies all the requirements for successful participation in the Erasmus+ programme.
With Erasmus+, Frankfurt School students have the possibility to study in another European country and widen their social and cultural competencies. They get to know the academic system of a foreign university and gain from their teaching and learning methods. The rights and obligations of students in the Erasmus+ programme are set down in the Erasmus+ Students’ Charter.
Compulsory online language tests
The European Commission provides an online language test in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish or Swedish (or additional languages once they become available in the Online Linguistic Support OLS). All Erasmus+ students are required to complete this in the working language twice- prior to the semester abroad and after its completion. The test is not a selection criterion for support in the Erasmus+ programme but is intended to assess the language competence of the students both before and after their stay abroad and document the progress they have made. The comprehensive assessment throughout Europe of the development of language competence enables the effectiveness of Erasmus+ to be evaluated.
The International Office of the Frankfurt School organizes an information event in preparation for the stay abroad for all Bachelor and Master students one year before their semester/year abroad. This also includes a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme. After the information event, individual advice about the programme, partner universities and special funding is provided in the International Office. All students who register for an Erasmus+ partner university will be allocated places based on ranking and other diversity criteria. Registration for Erasmus+ is based on submission of the selection on Mobility Online. Further information will be provided at the information event.
Erasmus+ stands for equal opportunity and inclusion and provides special funding for handicapped people and parents.
Erasmus+ supports work placements for students so that they can gain work experience in an international environment and develop key qualities such as communication and cooperation skills, and broaden their minds and knowledge in respect of other cultures and markets. Work placements in foreign establishments within Europe are supported (this excludes EU institutions or those that administer EU programmes as well as diplomatic representatives of the countries of origin of the students).
Students can apply for funding for a full-time work placement of between two and twelve months.
The rights and obligations of students in the Erasmus+ programme are set down in the Erasmus+ Students’ Charter.
Compulsory online language tests
The European Commission provides an online language test in German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish. All Erasmus+ students are required to complete this in the working language prior to the semester abroad and after its completion. The test is not a selection criterion for support in the Erasmus+ programme but is intended to assess the language competence of the students both before and after their stay abroad and document the potential progress they have made. The comprehensive assessment throughout Europe of the development of language competence enables the effectiveness of Erasmus+ to be evaluated.
Erasmus+ stands for equal opportunity and inclusion and provides special funding for handicapped people and single parents.
Students planning their work placement in Europe can apply for Erasmus+ funding. The application process starts with registration with the International Office.
Erasmus+ supports visiting lectureships at European partner universities as well as training and de-velopment measures for university staff in order to foster the European dimension and internationalisation of higher education institutions.
Lecturers and staff from all departments at the Frankfurt School can apply for the financing of short-term visiting lectureships or job shadowing, participation in "staff weeks" or attending lectures. A minimum of two days and a maximum of about a week should be spent at the host institution which must be a European university participating in the Erasmus+ programme.
The International Office offers advice with regard to the choice of host university and provides contact information at the desired institution.
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