Student Mobility for training purposes - Outgoing Students

Erasmus + Programme allows you to have t a period of mobility for the purpose of training in your specialty at another higher education institution abroad. The programme is based on concluded interinstitutional agreements between universities in different countries. You can participate in Erasmus + if you have successfully completed your first year of study at the International Business School. The study period abroad may be from 3 to 12 months. The same student is eligible to receive a mobility grant for the purpose of training up to 12 months for each cycle of his / her training:

  • During the first cycle for EQD "Bachelor"
  • During the second cycle for EQD "Master"
  • During the third cycle for ESD "Doctor"

The study period abroad will be recognized through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

 

What can Erasmus + offer you?

Better job opportunities: As an Erasmus student, you will enrich your CV to show your prospective employer that you have the qualities they are looking for - you do not have to worry about coping with challenges, you can quickly adapt to a new environment, you can understand and build relationships with people from different cultures.

Student Life: The Erasmus + Programme gives you the chance to learn what it means to be a student in another country not only on an academic but also on a personal level. Through this experience you will find the similarities and differences with life in Bulgaria and you will learn from them.

Adventure: Wherever you go, one thing is for sure - it will be an adventure! Living in a foreign country is completely different from being a tourist. It's about discovering and understanding a new way of life, learning to communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds, and building lasting friendships.

Self-improvement: Life and learning in another country is a challenge. You will have to deal with new situations. By overcoming obstacles and learning to manage your own life in another culture will build your confidence and autonomy - important qualities for your self-improvement.

Fun, fun, fun: lots of fun, new friends and lots of new emotions. The Erasmus + programme is undoubtedly an experience that is worth it.

 

Who can apply?

  • Students enrolled in the International Business School in the Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD programmes;
  • Students having completed the  first course of study;
  • No matter what form of training you study in at IBS – full-time, part-time or distance learning, the training at the host university is compulsory held in full-time form of training.

Necessary documents:

  • Academic report/certificate of average assessment, certified in the Department of Education Administration;
  • CV in Bulgarian and English;
  • Motivation letter in English on "Why do I choose student mobility at that university?";
  • Certificate of proficiency in English, if applicable.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Country of origin - priority is given to applicants applying for mobility in a country other than their country of origin;
  • Average assessment- Priority is given to candidates with a higher average assessment of their studies.

Those wishing to take advantage of "Learning Mobility" pass an internal selection at the International Business School. After successfully completing the internal selection, the nominated students apply to the host university, a partner of IBS. If approved by the host university, the selected students acquire Erasmus student status, whose rights and obligations are set out in the Erasmus Student Charter.

 

What is a Training Agreement?

The purpose of the Training Agreement is to provide a transparent and efficient preparation before the period of study abroad and to ensure that the student receives recognition in his / her grade for the educational components successfully completed abroad. In order to ensure high results and maximum impact on students in the implementation of educational mobility, the activities should correspond to the training in the student's specialty, as well as to his / her personal development. Students are required to:

  • Prior to mobility: the training agreement indicates the courses you intend to study at the host university, and these courses should be the equivalent of the courses you are studying at the International Business School in the semester you are planning to implement. Courses must be coordinated with the ECTS Coordinator of IBS.
  • During mobility: the training agreement signed before mobility can be changed if any of the pre-selected courses are not currently offered by the host university. In this case, within 1 month, you must make the necessary amendments and the training agreement should be signed by the host university. This is your final training agreement, which you need to send to the Erasmus office of IBS where the ECTS coordinator must approve the changes.

 

What is Online Linguistic Support?

The Online Language Support Platform (OLS) is designed to help Erasmus participants to improve their language proficiency in the host university before and during their stay abroad in order to increase the quality of mobility with a training goal. Since lack of language competence is a major obstacle for participants to take advantage of student mobility, OLS makes language support accessible, flexible and easy.

  • Prior to mobility: As an Erasmus student you must definitely do the first test for evaluating your language competencies. The test results will not prevent you from carrying out the mobility but can be used by the IBS to identify the participants who most need linguistic support. Depending on the level of language proficiency, participants have the opportunity to study in an online language course on the OLS platform before and during mobility. This condition should be further specified between the participant and the IBS.
  • After mobility: You must opt ​​for a second language test in order to assess the progress made during mobility.
  • What happens to the results of language tests: only you and the IBS receive the results of the tests, the host institutions will not receive them.

Should I pay a tuition fee?

You are exempt from academic fees at the host university but you are not relieved of the obligation to pay the semester fees to the IBS.

What is Erasmus + student mobility grant?

The Grant is a financial aid aimed at supporting the additional mobility costs generated by the differences in living expenses abroad. The grant is not a scholarship, it does not provide for full coverage of mobility costs and is calculated as a monthly rate. When signing a training agreement, students are entitled to a "student grant" to support them during the training period.

What is the "Zero grant" mobility or "zero European funding"?

"Zero-grant" Erasmus students are eligible for learning mobility. These are students who meet all the criteria and benefit from all the privileges of Erasmus students but do not receive an EU funding (grant) for mobility. The Programme’s rules, except those related to financial support, apply to "Zero-grant" students.

Health Insurance and Insurance!

You should have a European Health Insurance Card to ensure and facilitate access during mobility to free medical treatment in the host country when it is an EU or EEA member. The European Health Insurance Card does not cover specific medical interventions and Erasmus student should direct additional insurance if such a need exists. The IBS has the right to insure you on all the compulsory types of insurances necessary to conduct your mobility in the country of the host university.

Participation in student mobility projects for the purpose of training can be taken by sending and hosting organizations which are higher education institutions, holding an Erasmus Higher Education Charter. The Erasmus Plus University Charter is a 245851-LA-1- 2014-1-BG-E4AKA1-ECHE, while the Erasmus code of the university is BG BOTEVGR02.

The International Business School has concluded bilateral student mobility agreements for the purpose of training with the following universities:

Country City University Official web site Erasmus Code
Cyprus Cyprus European University www.euc.ac.cy CY NICOSIA24
Lithuania Vilnius European Humanities University www.en.ehu.lt LTVilnius20
Siauliai Siauliai University www.su.lt/index.php?lang=en LT SIAULIA01
Macedonia Skopje University of Tourism and Management www.utms.edu.mk MK SKOPJE15
Skopje Integrated business institute www.ibi.edu.mk MK SKOPJE11
Skopje Integrated business Faculty www.fbe.edu.mk MK SKOPJE 03
The Netherlands Breda NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences www.nhtv.nl NLBREDA10

 

International Development and Cooperation Department - Erasmus office

Erasmus coordinator: Ralitsa Ilieva

Tel: +359 2 400 16 36

E-mail: rilieva@ibsedu.bg

 

 ECTS coordinator: Tsvetanka Zlatanova

T: +359 723 688 22

E-mail: tzlatanova@ibsedu.bg

 

Erasmus policy statement

Ordinance on the application of the system for the accumulation and transfer of credits

Table of codes and areas of knowledge

Universities, IBS partners under the Erasmus program

NHTV Breda application

ITMC exchange

Guide through studies in Macedonia

Selection Criteria

 

 

 

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