Student Mobility for studying purposes - Outgoing Students
Student Mobility for studying purposes - Outgoing Students
Erasmus + Programme allows you to have a period of mobility for the purpose of studying 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 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 with Bulgarian (dual citizenship). Citizenship is certified by personal documents (ID card or international passport) issued at the Republic of Bulgaria.
- Students who are very fluent at English or at the language of the study at the host university.
- All students enrolled in the International Business School in the Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD programmes.
- Students who have completed their first course and have average study grades so far - no lower than "Very good 4.50".
- The study program selected by the students should correspond to the field of knowledge of the bilateral agreement signed by the IBS and the host university, and the program at which the student is enrolled at IBS.
- No matter what program 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.
- All the necessary documents can be found at the Erasmus+ office of IBS - Sofia 1407, 7 Vincent van Gogh Str.
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 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:
More information you can find here: http://ibsedu.bg/bg/page/45-studentska-mobilnost-s-tsel-obuchenie-izhodyashti-studenti
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!
Erasmus+ coordinator: Plamena Gospodinova
Tel: +359 2 907 82 31 / +359 898 624 469
ECTS coordinator: Tsvetanka Zlatanova
T: +359 723 688 22