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ERASMUS+

The objective of the programme is to improve the development of the individuals’ skills and abilities, improve employment among young people, expand cooperation between institutions, facilitate knowledge and experience transfer, connect the worlds of education and work, and contribute towards upgrading education, expert preparation and systems of working with young people.

One of the principal activities is individual mobility (individuals’ trips abroad to host institutions chosen in advance, for a specific purpose and a period of time defined in advance, which corresponds to the rules for the duration of stay defined by the programme), and, as part of it, student mobility for the purposes of studies or practice and employee mobility for the purposes of instruction or training.

TYPE AND STAGE OF STUDIES

The student must be registered at the sending higher educational institution in a programme aimed at obtaining a degree or other recognised tertiary qualification. This can mean university studies of the first (bachelor’s, including short programmes), second (master’s) and third (doctoral) cycle/stage.

Leaving for a study stay in the first year of a bachelor’s programme is not allowed. In the bachelor cycle, most FAMU Departments prefer study stays for students waiting for examination.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

A scholarship is understood as a contribution towards increased costs of living abroad, which is why certain financial involvement on the part of the student is expected. The amount of scholarship per month is fixed and depends on the target country.

 

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If you plan on leaving for a study or working trip in the academic year 2022/23, you need to submit an internal application and read the instructions on the website. Since the Erasmus+ has opened a new programming period, all agreements were terminated and have to be renewed. Unfortunately, this process cannot be sped up due to formal complications beyond our school’s control. This is why the list of partner universities is restricted and will be updated roughly once every month. If you know of a university where you want to go, contact the Vice-Dean for International Relationships at david.cenek@famu.cz; individual approach is possible. Make sure to submit your applications even if you cannot list a specific school (schools) in the form. The Faculty needs to know primarily the number of students and types of stays. Newly, there will be an opportunity to apply by 4 July 2022, but this option will be available to students only in serious and justified cases and the number of positions will be limited. The Faculty will have to make a selection for the second date, and we cannot guarantee that all the applications will be accepted. With the first date, you stand a much better chance.

You can also newly use the Erasmus+ for stays outside EU countries. In this case, your only deadline for applications is in January, and we recommend consulting the Vice-Dean for International Relationships.
The Erasmus+ programme applies only to students of accredited programmes.

For questions, please contact david.cenek@famu.cz; individual consultations are possible as well.


ON-LINE LANGUAGE SUPPORT (OLS)

http://erasmusplusols.eu

OLS supports language learning for Erasmus+ participants. Students must take a language skill test before and after the stay, and may take part in online language courses. More information:  Online Language Support / DOCX

 

Green Erasmus – we are encouraging ecological travel

Students who go for Erasmus stays may obtain a grant if they use an environmentally sound mode of transport. The new Erasmus+ programming period for the years 2021–2027 brings many new features and topics, including the GREEN ERASMUS+ project aiming at systematically reducing the negative environmental impact of the programme.

We offer an increase of the grant by if you choose an environmentally friendlier mode of transport (surface mass transport – trains, buses…). At the same time, the mobility participants who choose an environmentally friendlier mode of transport can use an eligible period of travel extended by 4 days. Faculty ERASMUS+ coordinators will answer any questions you may have in this respect. Contribute towards reducing the carbon footprint of your travels!


Study stay
Traineeship mobility
Stay after graduation


1) Types of stays

The Erasmus offers the students two types of stays:  
 

Study stays at international higher education institutions in programme or partner countries

  • duration 2–12 months
  • 5–30 days + virtual component
  • organised exclusively subject to applicable inter-institutional agreements between the sending and the receiving higher education institutions owning ECHE

Combined study mobility at international higher education institutions in programme or partner countries

This involves a shorter stay abroad of 5–30 days and a virtual part of any duration.


2) Before the mobility

Consulting the Head of the Department – given the links in the production of school exercises and in order to keep film crews together, it is only possible to go for a stay following a discussion with the Head of the Department. The preferable option is to leave during the extended 3rd year of a bachelor’s programme. A stay can be undertaken virtually without limitations during the master’s stage of study.

Choice of school and filing an internal application – you can choose up to three schools from a list of institutions with which FAMU has a contract in place. The agreements with foreign schools are currently being renewed and a current list will be published on an ongoing basis from 1 November 2021.

You can submit your internal APPLICATION within two deadlines: by 31 January 2022 (for both semesters of the following academic year) or by 4 July 2022 (only for the second semester of the following academic year). Send your applications to the exchange stay coordinator, Petr Michal (erasmus@famu.cz).

Be aware that your applications are binding. If you decide to cancel an approved trip without giving serious grounds, this may affect the assessment of your future application, if any.

Nomination and application – if you pass the school round successfully, we will send nominations to the schools of your choice. Based on the nomination, you will be contacted by the international section of the target school and given specific instructions. The deadlines for the submission of applications differ school by school!

School’s decision – if the target school decides to accept the student, it is necessary to prepare the required documents, which include:

  • participant agreement (financial agreement on granting the scholarship)
  • learning agreement
  • travel insurance for the entire duration of the stay
  • completion of an online course in the language of the instruction

If a student is not admitted, they may consult the Vice-Dean for International Relations and then try to apply for another school, or seek a traineeship instead of a study stay.


3) Course of the stay

Credits required – at least 18 credits per semester

Changes in the curriculum or extending the studies – in the event of any changes in the approved curriculum, contact the international departments of both FAMU and the partner university.


4) Return

Documents that you need to return:

  • Certificate of the duration of the stay (the dates of the stay must precisely match the dates specified in the participant agreement)
  • Transcript of Records – certificate of the academic results achieved, based on which your credits will be recognised
  • Completion of the final online language course

Final report – to be completed in an online form. You will receive a link via e-mail.

The above requirements are mandatory, and if you do not fulfil them you may be required to refund the full amount of the scholarship!



1) Before leaving

Consulting the Head of the Department – given the links in the production of school exercises and to keep film crews together, it is only possible to go for a stay following a discussion with the Head of the Department. The preferable option is to leave during the extended 3rd year of a bachelor’s programme. A stay can be undertaken without limitations during the master’s stage of study.

You may plan a two-month traineeship for July and August. If a student cannot undertake a traineeship of at least 2 months for serious reasons, they can apply for combined mobility under Vice-Rector’s Methodological Instruction No. 2. This involves a shorter stay abroad of 5–30 days and a virtual part of any duration.Finding a traineeship and submitting an internal application – students seek the institutions for traineeships individually. The traineeship should be connected with their field of study or at least with culture / art operations (it may be at a university, public institution, or a commercial entity).

You can submit an internal APPLICATION within two deadlinesby 31 January 2022 (for both semesters of the following academic year) or by 4 July 2022 (only for the second semester of the following academic year). Send your applications to the exchange stay coordinator, Petr Michal (erasmus@famu.cz).

Be aware that your applications are binding. If you decide to cancel an approved trip without giving serious grounds, this may affect the assessment of your future application, if any.

Admission to a stay – the documents required to be completed:

  • formal letter of invitation outlining the duration and content of the stay
  • participant agreement (financial agreement on granting the scholarship)
  • learning agreement for traineeship
  • travel insurance for the entire duration of the stay – type of the business trip + accident insurance and third-party liability insurance
  • completing an online course in the language of the stay


2) Course of the stay

Option of extending a stay – contact the exchange stay coordinator, Petr Michal (erasmus@famu.cz).

 

3) Return

Documents that you need to return:

  • “After Mobility”, the final part of the learning agreement confirmed by the supervisor of the stay – the dates of the stay specified in the document must precisely match the dates in the agreement
  • Completion of the final online language course

Final report – to be completed in an online form. You will receive a link via e-mail.

The above requirements are mandatory as part of the mobility, and if you do not fulfil them you may be required to refund the full amount of the scholarship!



Stays after graduation

With effect from 2019, it is possible to take Erasmus+ traineeships even after graduating from AMU.

It is necessary to apply for this at least two months before the graduation, so that it is possible to arrange the stay and sign the required documents with the target institution while the applicant is still an AMU student. This does not mean that the graduate must leave immediately after completing their studies.

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINEESHIPS ABROAD APPLICABLE TO AMU GRADUATES

The future graduate must be registered in an accredited bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral programme at the time of submitting an application for a traineeship. The traineeship must be related to their field of study. All paperwork must be completed prior to the future graduate’s graduation exams.

‘Future graduate’ means a student in their final year of a bachelor’s or master’s programme who does not wish to continue with a post-bachelor or doctoral programme following their state final examination, and thus can leave for a traineeship abroad as a graduate. ‘Future graduate’ also means a doctoral student who can leave for a traineeship as a graduate having completed their studies.

The period of the traineeship is the time after graduation (which means that the trainee no longer has the status of a student when leaving and leaves as a graduate). The traineeship trip must be completed within 12 months of a graduate’s final exams at the latest.

A graduate’s traineeship may take from 2 months (minimum) to 12 months (maximum). This includes all the months of stays undertaken as part of the Erasmus programme within the study cycle preceding the graduate traineeship. So, if a student studied/was on a traineeship under Erasmus for 5 months during the study cycle preceding the graduate traineeship, as a graduate they may leave for a traineeship for a maximum of 7 months. Out of that, 3–4 months may be supported with an Erasmus+ scholarship.


INFORMATION ABOUT THE RECEIVING ORGANISATION ABROAD

You can take an internship in the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
This can be a full-time or part-time job based on a working plan agreed in advance.
 

FINANCING OF INTERNSHIPS

A graduate will receive a scholarship through the European Development Agency.

The scholarship is provided as a flat-rate amount per month of stay abroad; the amount of the scholarship depends on the target country (as it does with ERASMUS stays). 

The scholarship does not necessarily have to cover all costs of staying abroad; it is just a contribution. The scholarship is provided for approximately 3–4 months of the stay.
 

CHOICE OF THE RECEIVING ORGANISATION

The future graduate finds an institution, and if necessary, asks an European Development Agency coordinator for advice on where to go on an internship with content matching their field of study. The future graduate shall specify the information about such identified organisation in the relevant documents as part of the required paperwork.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINEESHIPS

Traineeship applications in the school round must be submitted at least two months prior to the state final examination. The application must be sent to the EDA: Kateřina Kolingerová – katerina.kolingerova@eracr.cz. Subsequently, the future graduate shall liaise with an EDA mobility coordinator with regard to all future paperwork.




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