In this section you will find several steps that will serve as a guide before, during, and after your stay in your host university and city.
Before you leave
The following points describe which documents you will need to consider before leaving. Your home university or your host university may request these documents. It is important that you understand that each university works differently. Here are the most common documents:
- Student Agreement: By signing this document, you agree to uphold all of the rules and regulations referring to the Erasmus Programme.
- Documents containing personal information, referring to academic and banking details: You will need to provide these documents in order to receive your grant. You will need to make photocopies of your official ID card or passport and request a document from your bank containing your Account Number. If, for any reason, you are not able to present this document, you will need a photocopy of the first page of your savings account booklet. Remember that you must be the title holder of the bank account where your grant will be deposited.
- Agreement between the Educational Institution and the Student: The National ERASMUS Agency and the European Commission require that the obligations of each party be defined.
- “Learning Agreement” or “Training Agreement”: In the Learning Agreement you will find all the information regarding the courses you will take at your host university. The courses shall be previously approved by the professor at your home university coordinating the Erasmus programme. The Training Agreement is for anyone undertaking a placement at a European company. This document authorizes you to do your internship/placement in Europe must be kept safe at all times.
- Requirements of your host university: You must be aware of and comply with your course registration date. We also suggest that you also check the International Relations sections, which you can find on each university’s website.
- Other Documents:Current ID or Passport. Students whose parents receive Social Security must contact the The National Social Security Institute and request a European Health Insurance Card; if you have private medical insurance, you must contact that company. You may also wish to look for the address and the telephone number of your country´s consulate, as they can be helpful if any problems arise.
Once you get there
- Apply for your Student Card: With this card you can benefit from great discounts and offers.
- Go to your host university: You must sign the Certificate of Stay.
- Open a bank account: Open a local bank account. Be aware that banks charge high fees for transactions made with a foreign account.
- Learning Agreement: If you modify your registration at the university(change course, etc), you must inform the person coordinating your scholarship in order to avoid problems when validating your courses.
What do I need to do once Erasmus has ended?
- Confirmation of Stay: This document must be signed by the coordinator at your host university. It shows and certifies the real duration of your stay at your host university, and is required in order to receive the last installment of your grant.
- Transcript of Records or Certificate of Study: Depending on the university, this document may be required. It will contain the duration of the courses taken and the grades/marks you received/obtained.
You may now check the European Education System and learn about the educational programmes adopted by the different universities. We can also help you to find accommodation and any information relating to the European universities and their cities.