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Erasmus+ (study and traineeship abroad)

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There are more and more opportunities to obtain the required high school or university education. Although the costs of studying abroad can be an obstacle, there are various ways to obtain financial support. In the Study Abroad section, you will also find information related to the recognition of certificates of completion of study abroad in Slovakia.
  1. General information
  2. Vocational education and training
  3. EU funding

1. General information

If you are a student, you have an opportunity to participate in an exchange study programme or complete a traineeship in a company through Erasmus+. You can combine both types of mobility and travel abroad several times during your study at every level of education. Even after you finish your studies, Erasmus+ is open for you with a traineeship offer for recent graduates.

Destination countries include countries inside and outside of the EU.

Your home higher education institution must recognise your period of study abroad as counting towards your degree, provided you complete the study programme agreed and approved in advance of your exchange.

You receive financial support – a grant towards living and travel expenses. You do not pay registration or tuition fees to your host higher education institution. Erasmus+ also provides a grant to participants with special needs. Information on the amount of financial support for Slovak students is available on the program’s national website (only in Slovak).

If you are interested in a study/traineeship abroad with Erasmus+, contact your Erasmus coordinator at your higher education institution. The coordinator will provide you with information on the conditions and criteria for selection, rules and funding opportunities, on higher education institutions abroad with which your school has interinstitutional agreements, or other necessary information.

2. Vocational education and training

If you are in vocational education and training, or are just completing it, and want to improve your job skills and employability, your school can send you for a traineeship to a company or partner school abroad with Erasmus+ financial support.

Traineeships may be short-term (2 weeks to 3 months) or long-term (up to 1 year).

Your school will organise the entire traineeship, including language support for you. Participants are entitled to a grant (individual support) to cover their living expenses during the traineeship. Erasmus+ also provides a grant to participants with special needs, including individuals from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

After successful completion of your traineeship abroad, you will receive a Europass-Mobility validated by both your host organisation and your school, which is a valuable document confirming this work experience abroad for your future employer.

If you are interested in a traineeship as part of your vocation education and training, consult your school.

3. EU funding

With Erasmus+ you can enrol in a postgraduate degree study programme called Erasmus Mundus, jointly offered by higher education institutions based in different EU countries, but also outside Europe. You study or conduct research in at least two countries - and are awarded a joint, double or multiple degree as a result. Scholarships for Erasmus Mundus are available for students from Europe and other countries of the world.

Consult your higher education institution on possibilities to enrol in Erasmus Mundus Master programmes and check out the Erasmus Mundus website.

Last modified: 2. 11. 2020
Publication date: 12. 6. 2017

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Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
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