Erasmus Policy Statement
The Technical University of Varna (TUV) is a University open to the world and, as such, it offers to all its students and staff the opportunity to undertake a mobility period.
TUV has been an active participant in the Erasmus programme since 1999 in all its stages – Socrates/Erasmus, LLP/Erasmus and in Erasmus+ programme.
In 2013 the Technical University of Varna has successfully been awarded a new Erasmus Charter 2014-2020 to take part in the ERASMUS+ programme.
This offers students funding towards a study exchange for between 3 and 12 months at our partner universities across Europe, or for a traineeship work placement lasting between 2 and 12 months.
Students participating in the Erasmus programme not only gain invaluable academic and/or work experience, but also have the opportunity to experience life in another country, develop language and intercultural skills, travel and broaden their horizons.
How long can students go abroad?
Students can go abroad for 3 to 12 months (including a complementary traineeship period, if planned). The same student may receive grants for studying or being trained abroad totalling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study:
- During the first study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) including the short-cycle (EQF levels 5 and 6)
- During the second study cycle (Master or equivalent – EQF level 7) and
- During the third cycle as doctoral candidate (Doctoral level or EQF level 8)
The duration of a traineeship by recent graduates counts towards the 12 months maximum of the cycle during which they apply for the traineeship.
What are the conditions?
Students must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification (up to and including the level of doctorate).
The mobility is carried out in the framework of prior “inter-institutional agreements” between the sending and receiving institutions, both of which must be holders of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (if located in a Programme country).
Will financial support be provided or fees charged?
Students may be awarded an Erasmus+ EU grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs incurred in connection with their study period abroad
Erasmus+ students - whether or not they receive an Erasmus+ EU grant - are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution
The payment of any national grant or loan to outgoing students should be maintained during the study period abroad.
For more detailed information, please contact:
Eng. Mariela Choleva
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