Erasmus+ Mobility within Europe
The most important part of the Erasmus+ programme is student mobility, which offers our students an opportunity to study at prestigious European (music) universities or to carry out a traineeship at a relevant organisation for up to one year.
Erasmus+ Student Charter: the rights and obligations of Erasmus+ exchange students
- All EAMT students can participate in Erasmus+ mobility given that they have completed the first year of bachelor’s studies by the time of the studies/traineeship.
- Erasmus programme enables students to participate in exchange studies and/or traineeship for up to 12 months on each study level (i.e. bachelor, master, doctoral).
Students who have previously participated in Erasmus mobility on the same study level and have at least 3 mobility months unused are also eligible to participate. Recent graduate traineeship is included in the mobility period of the most recently completed study level, applications need to be submitted before graduation!
- Exchange studies can last from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months. (The minimum time for exchange studies during one semester is 3 months).
- Traineeship can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months. Recent graduates traineeship must occur within one year after the graduation on the condition that the Erasmus mobility limit of 12 months has not been used fully during the most recently completed study level.
- Erasmus trainees are required to have health, liability and accident insurance coverage for the full traineeship duration.
- Erasmus grant receivers may not simultaneously receive another EU-funded scholarship (e.g. Kristjan Jaak or Dora Plus). It’s possible to select another scholarship while keeping the Erasmus student status (the agreement will be concluded with zero-grant).
- It’s mandatory for all outgoing students to take a European Commission composed online language assessment before and after their mobility period. The assessment will be taken in the main language of instruction of the host institution/organisation and is available for all official European languages. The students will receive an invitation to the language assessment via email. Many European higher education institutions offer a variety of lectures in English, in which case proficiency in the local language is not a prerequisite for participating in the exchange.
Where to go?
Erasmus+ programme covers all member states of the European Union. In addition, exchange studies are possible in the UK*, Switzerland**, Turkey, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia.
*The UK withdrawal agreement enables student mobility until 31 May 2022. The latest information about the participation and conditions is available at Brexit update
**Switzerland participates in the Erasmus+ programme under special terms. Grants for students accepted into Swiss universities are paid by the Swiss government. More information is available HERE
The students’ proactivity and independence are the prerequisites for exchange studies. The choice of the host university must be based primarily on your curriculum. It’s recommended to get acquainted with the profiles of various partner universities.
The list of EAMT partner universities is available HERE. You may apply to three universities/organisations at a time.
The application for exchange places of the upcoming academic year usually takes place in the beginning of the spring semester.
As a first step, the internal Erasmus+ online application form needs to be submitted by the EAMT deadline. Thereupon the application package should be sent to the host university. Please adhere to the deadlines and requirements of the host institution.
Depending on the host institution, the application needs to be submitted either through the EASY Online Application System, a separate online system of the host institution or brought/sent to the EAMT Erasmus coordinator. Before applying the student needs to check from the website of the receiving institution how the incoming applications are accepted.
Applications should be submitted through the EASY (European Online Application System) to the institutions that have joined the EASY system.
NB! The recording and Transcript of Records (issued by the Registry and Student Affairs Department) need to be uploaded to the system.
Applications submitted through the online system of the receiving institution – the link to the online application system is available on the host institution’s website. Please also notify the EAMT Erasmus coordinator of your application (Mari Köhler, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications submitted through the EAMT Erasmus coordinator – if the receiving institution requests the documents by email or regular post, the application needs to be sent by the EAMT Erasmus coordinator. Please bring/send the documents and recording to the Erasmus coordinator (Mari Köhler, email@example.com, office D516).
Learning Agreement (doc)
Learning agreement is a document confirming the study plan for the mobility period between the home institution, the host institution and the student. The Learning Agreement must include EAMT subjects that will be replaced by the subjects taken abroad. This should be discussed with the Registry and Student Affairs Department.
Before the exchange, a grant agreement will be signed with the mobility participant. After the agreement has been duly signed and the student has taken the mandatory language assessment, a pre-financing payment shall be made according to the provisions set in the agreement.
The outgoing students will receive a monthly grant. The size of the grant is authorised by the decree of the rector of EAMT:
In addition to the Erasmus+ scholarships, EAMT offers some additional funding to support the mobility of the outgoing students.
The traineeship organisation may pay a salary to the trainee.
During the mobility
The mobile student has the right to receive national scholarships, study grants and loans on the same grounds as the students studying in Estonia.
It is possible to prolong the mobility period (within one academic year) no later than 1 month before the end of the originally planned period. All changes to the initial grant agreement (including the mobility period, grant amount, payment of Erasmus+ top-up support in connection to needs-based study allowance etc.) will be stipulated in a supplementary agreement.
All changes to the initial Learning Agreement have to be made by filling out the “During the mobility” part of the Agreement.
After the mobility
For successful completion of exchange studies/ traineeship the following steps need to be taken:
- The host institution/organisation must confirm the period of studies/traineeship with a Confirmation Letter. The letter needs to include the start and end dates according to the actual mobility duration (first and last days of studies/training). The final grant amount will be calculated according to the confirmation letter. If the mobility period was shorter than initially planned, any excess grant amount will be reclaimed.
- Online feedback report must be submitted via the EU Survey database, evaluating the exchange studies/traineeship at the host university/organisation. The invitation will be automatically sent by email.
- The final OLS language assessment needs to be taken. Please note that if you obtained a score of C2 in your first language assessment, you will not need to take the final assessment. If the result was lower, the language assessment is mandatory. The invitation email will be automatically sent out by the OLS system at the end of your mobility.
- The receiving institution must issue a Transcript of Records, an official certificate of the academic results (courses and credits) from the partner university.
- If changes were made in the initial Learning Agreement, these need to be described in the “During the mobility” part and the passed courses need to be included in the “After the mobility” part of the Agreement. The document needs to be signed by the coordinator of the receiving institution. The original results achieved at the partner university will be transferred.
The outstanding scholarship payment will be made after the mobility when all requested documents confirming the mobility have been received/submitted to the EAMT.