European Union's Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport Erasmus+ gives young people from Moldova the chance to benefit from 3 to 12 months long studies in EU universities. Erasmus+ is free of charge and offers a lot of advantages:
- quality studies
- monthly scholarship for costs coverage
- access to the latest technologies
- international and multicultural environment
- travelling possibilities
- broadening horizons
- life experience
- better job perspectives at the return home.
Via Erasmus+ students can access the following programs:
1. International Credit Mobility (for Bachelor, Master, PhD)
Who can benefit from it? Students registered in Moldovan higher education institutions, regardless of study cycle: Bachelor, Master or PhD. In case of mobility for studies, the student must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education studies, in order to benefit of an Erasmus+ scholarship.
How does it work? Based on the partnerships between Moldovan and European universities. The list with effective agreements can be found at the International Relations Departments of the Higher Educations Institutions (HEIs) where the student is registered. It is a must for the mobility period to be integrated into student's study program. Academic activities taken abroad will be recognized and fully equated. It is mandatory for the student to come back to Moldova, graduate and get the diploma in his country.
How to apply? The student submits the application at the International Relations Office from the university where he/she is enrolled. The procedure, the list of necessary documents and the deadline may be also consulted with the International Relations Office. The conditions of application may differ depending on the clauses of the collaboration agreement between the partner universities.
How long? The overseas experience can last from 3 up to 12 months (24 months for students from Medicine). The same student can benefit of multiple mobility sessions during one study cycle, as long as they don't exceed 12 months.
Erasmus+ traineeships can last anywhere between 2 and 12 months and may take place in any public or private organisations (such as a company, public body, NGO, research institute or university).
What is the grant amount? Between 800 and 900 Euros per month, depending on the cost of living and the host country, plus a unique contribution for transportation, that is calculated based on the distance between the leaving institution and the one from the final destination.
What mobility partnerships are available? Every year universities from Moldova sign new mobility partnership agreements with universities from Programme Countries.
2. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD)
Who can benefit from them? Young people from all around the world, holders of a Bachelor degree, are eligible. As an exception, the consortium of the Master program can accept applications from students that are in the process of Bachelor graduation.
How does it work? EMJMD are operated by consortiums of Higher Education Institutions from European Union and other countries of the world. The Programme offers integrated, high quality studies, with 60, 90 or 120 credits and joint or multiple diplomas (according to the rules of the program, established by the consortium).
How to apply? For higher chances of being accepted, students are encouraged to apply simultaneously for up to three different Master programs, out of those published in EMJMD Catalogue. Access directly the website of the Master program you are interested in. All applications are to be submitted online, on the program's website.
How long does it last? Courses may last between 12 and 24 months.
What is the grant amount? The scholarship covers the classes’ fee, transportation and installation, maintenance costs and medical insurance. The amount can reach up to €25 000 per year.
For more details regarding study opportunities outside Erasmus+ Programme go to studyineurope.eu. The website gives you access to a list of European universities open for students around the world. The portal has an integrated application that eases the search process, based on the data introduced by the user.