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Erasmus Programmes within the School

Erasmus is the European Commission’s largest organised mobility programme in the world that offers study placement in Europe. Students of any nationality registered on a full degree programme at QUB can take part, and study for one or two semesters at a partner university. The modules undertaken at the host university replace the modules taken at QUB, and the resulting marks will contribute towards the QUB degree classification. QUB does not organise accommodation for outgoing students. Applicants are able to apply for the Erasmus Student Mobility grant to cover some of the costs.

Procedure

Attend an Information Session about the Erasmus programme

During the information session in November the Erasmus Programme Directors, Dr Jamie Pow (j.pow@qub.ac.uk) and Dr Jamie Hagen, (j.hagen@qub.ac.uk) advised that interested students are required to complete an expression of interest form if they wish to participate in the School's Erasmus or USA study abroad programmes.

Expression of Interest Form

                Personal Details

                Ranking of Preferred Destination(s)

                Brief statement (approximately 500 words) outlining which university/universities you wish to attend, why you want to take part in the exchange, and how you will benefit from the experience

Do some research, select a destination, and discuss the application with your Advisor of Studies

Using the subject tables, find out which institutions Queen's has links with in your subject area, and investigate the university you are interested in via the internet. In preparation of your application, try to find out as much as possible about the university your wish to go to, and the relevant modules that you might want to take. Once you have that information, discuss your application with your Advisor of Studies, who will advise you how best to fit the exchange in your study programme (when to go, which modules to choose). It pays to be well-informed. Most universities have pages dedicated to incoming Erasmus students. You should look for information on admission procedures and how to apply for accommodation.

Submitting your Application and Nomination Procedure

Fill in your Erasmus Study Application form, Erasmus Study Grant Application, and make sure it is signed by the Erasmus Programme Director (see above).

If there is competition for a limited number of places, the Erasmus Programme Director may decide to interview interested candidates. Final decisions may be based on applicants' past academic performance, personality, and apparent commitment to the opportunity of studying abroad.

The Global Opportunities team will nominate the chosen students to the partner universities, and make the initial contact with the potential host institution, with whom a Bilateral Agreement has been signed, to ensure that it is willing to accept the nominated student(s). Note that host institutions may have a deadline for the receipt of applications and may wish their own forms to be used. As soon as the student is accepted by the host, the Erasmus Programme Director must obtain permission from the Head of School for the placement (see the Academic Aspects section). The partner university may send you application forms for admission and accommodation. Chase these up if there seems to be a delay.

Other Relevant forms

AHSS Erasmus Bursary Form

Bank Details form

Erasmus Learning Agreement for Studies

Confirmation of Attendance form
(NB. to be completed by host institution at start and end of placement)

Learning and Development Objectives

Culture Shock Information Handout