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I would like to apply for an Erasmus grant

The objective of the Erasmus programme is to improve higher education and enhance its European projection.

It fosters transnational co-operation between universities, stimulating the mobility within Europe and improving academic transparency and acknowledgement of studies and qualifications in the European Union.

What is the Erasmus Programme?
The objective of the Erasmus programme is to improve higer education and enhance its European projection, by fostering transnational co-operation between universities, stimulating the mobility within Europe and improving academic transparency and acknowledgement of studies and qualifications in the European Union.

UAM participation in the Erasmus Programme The
UAM has taken part in the Erasmus Programme since it began, and every year it offers a variety of destinations in European universities for those students who wish to do part of their studies abroad. The offer on destinations varies depending on the course and on the existence of a Bilateral Agreement signed between UAM and the other university regarding a particular field of study.

Who can apply?
Any students complying with the following requirements: 

  • Being a national of any European Union country, of an EFTA (European Free Trade Association) country or of an EES (European Economic Space) country: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and Turkey. Or being officially acknowledged by Spain as a refugee, stateless person or permanent resident.
  • To be doing at least the second year of university studies. This requirement does not apply to students of University Diploma or Techical Engineer courses.
  • To be in condition of registering for the first time a minimal number of credits, depending on the duration of the requested grant. This number of credits cannot be less than 2/3 of the equivalent to:
    - 20 ECTS credits for a trimester
    - 30 ECTS credits for a semester
    - 60 ECTS credits for a whole academic year
  • Those students registered to do the final year of their degree and apply for a mobility grant to begin their postgraduate studies, may also apply. However, the awarding will be conditioned to their finishing their EHEA degree studies and to the admission to the postgraduate studies.
  • To be registered in an official study programme at UAM leading to an official degree or post-degree for the academic year for which the grant is requested.
  • Not having been awarded an Erasmus grant before, regardless of the length of the stay.

When can I apply?
The Call for applicants is generally carried out in December of the academic year prior to the year of the Erasmus grant. Those students wishing to apply should go to the International Relations Office of their Faculty or School, to see the list of destinations and where they can get more information about the application. The text of the call for applicants and the application form will also be available on the UAM website. The candidates are advised to read carefully the call for applicants to make sure that they comply with the requirements.

What does it mean to be an Erasmus student?
An Erasmus student is a person who has been selected to do part of their official studies in a European university that has an exchanged agreement signed with UAM under the Erasmus Programme framework. The student will not obtain any degrees in the university of destination and the subjects done there will be equivalent to others in their study programme at UAM. In other words, the student remains a UAM student throughout the grant. For this reason, before leaving, the student should register in UAM the subjects that will have to be acknowledged as done at the host university.

Becoming an Erasmus student is, in general, a big change in the student's life. It is often the first time the student will live abroad, and also often the first time they leave their family home. For this reason, participating in the Erasmus Programme has a huge personal component, and it requires from the student a certain degree of maturity to face new situations alone, not only after reaching their destination, but also before that. There are many administrative procedures prior to the student's incorporation, and they must be able to take full responsibility for them. The International Relations Offices will provide the necessary information and help, but it is the student who must be responsible for carrying out the procedures and they should show willingness to collaborate whenever requested, (signing documents within certain periods, for instance)

Which countries take part in the Erasmus Programme?
The member states of the European Union, the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries and the EES (European Economic Space) countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and Turkey.

Which university can I go to?
UAM has signed exchange agreements with over 350 European universities and higher education institutions. The agreements are signed regarding specific fields of study, therefore a destination may be available for some courses and not for other ones. The  general list of universities can be seen in the "International agreements" link. The specific information about the destinations available for each course and their characteristics will be available in the International Relations Office of each Faculty or School

For how long can I go away?
An Erasmus grant enables the student to do a trimester, a semester or a whole year abroad (within the same academic year), depending on the agreement signed between UAM and the other European university. The length of the grants offered for each destination is published at the International Relations Office of each Faculty or School.