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The Erasmus+ programme is an EU programme for students within all academic fields who wish to carry out parts of their education at another European institution of higher education.
Aalborg University has applied for and been awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. This makes it possible for students at Aalborg University to study abroad for free in Europe and to apply for a grant.
This page contains all the information which is special for studying abroad within the Erasmus+ programme. For all the general information about studying abroad with a partner university, please also read:
The duration of the stay is between 3 – 12 months.
A bilateral Erasmus+ agreement between Aalborg University and the receiving higher education institution (where you will study) is available. Please note that the agreement must be signed by your own Study Board.
You can get a credit transfer for your study period abroad (i.e. it is approved as an integrated part of your study programme at Aalborg University). You must apply for pre-approved credit transfer via your Study Board.
An 'Erasmus Learning Agreement for Studies' has been signed and uploaded in International Office's online system prior to your stay abroad.
In order to find the relevant Erasmus+ agreements you must do the following:
It is your own responsibility to be covered by proper insurances during your stay abroad. Aalborg University has no insurances which covers students going abroad.
It is very important that you are covered in terms of the following insurances:
When you go abroad to study with the Erasmus+ programme it is a requirement that you are covered by at least a health insurance.
Concerning the health insurance: If you are an EU citizen you may already have the blue EU Health Insurance Card, but please note the following:
The blue card gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.
The card is issued by your national health insurance provider.
All Erasmus students must complete a mandatory online language assessment both before (or in the beginning of) and after the stay abroad. The European Commission has developed the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support.
We will send you a link to the assessment to your AAU student e-mail. The assessment takes approximately 40 to 50 minutes and consists of questions regarding e.g. grammar, vocabulary and comprehension with a total of 70 questions.
You will have to take the test if you are taking courses in one of the following six languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian or Dutch.
The result of your language assessment does not prevent you from taking part in the Erasmus+ mobility. For Higher Education students, the results are not communicated to the receiving institution. The assessment is provided by the EU/Erasmus+ programme and serves only to measure the language progress made during your mobility period.
If your level after the first test is B1 or lower, you will be offered an online language course. The course can be followed during your mobility period. This course is an offer and you are not obligated to take it – the assessments on the other hand are mandatory.
You have 30 days to complete the assessments both before and after the mobility period.
All students going for an Erasmus+ Exchange must fill in an:
The Learning Agreement can be scanned and copies send by email.
Please note that both/all three parts must be uploaded in International Office's system
When you apply for an Erasmus+ study place at an Erasmus+ partner university you automatically apply for a grant provided that you apply within the deadline.
Erasmus+ pays particular attention to guidance, reception, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services, and, especially, financing the extra costs for students whose physical, mental or health-related conditions are such that their participation in Erasmus+ would not be possible without extra financial support.
For your access needs during your mobility, you can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for students with physical, mental or health-related conditions in addition to the regular Erasmus+ study grant. In preparation of your Erasmus+ mobility, you should indicate your needs and foreseen extra costs linked to your physical, mental or health-related conditions, in order to apply for the Erasmus+ special needs support grant. Please note that a doctor's note (or equivalent is needed)!
Areas that could be eligible for support linked to your Erasmus+ mobility, according to individual needs, include but are not limited to:
When your Erasmus+ stay is coming to an end, there are a number of things for you to remember:
Both the Learning Agreement and the Transcript of Record must be uploaded in International Office's online system
NB! For students who received an Erasmus+ grant: If you fail to do the above mentioned things, the International Office has the right to reimburse the grant.