Art. 1 Purpose of the call and general regulations
Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport that offers a wide range of opportunities for students and staff to study and train abroad and obtain credits which are then recognized by the sending institution.
Art. 2 Mobility types and available places
Under this call for applications the following places are available for prospective candidates from the Yerevan State University:
The present call for applications provides mobility grants for 2020-2021 academic year.
Art. 3 Admission requirements
3.1 In order to apply prospective candidates must be enrolled at Yerevan State University at the moment of application and for the whole duration of the mobility.
3.2 Language proficiency
Applicants are required to be proficient in English at level B2 and/or Spanish (or others) at level B2 (according to UV and YSU Inter-Institutional Agreement) respectively, and to provide certifications or self-certifications of the required level.
Art. 4 Activities
Mobility for studies:
Erasmus+ grants for study are awarded for full time study activities, including thesis preparation, at first, second and third study cycles. The studies in which the beneficiaries are enrolled must be leading to a recognized degree or another recognized tertiary level qualification.
Art. 5 Grants
5.1 Grantees will receive a grant as a contribution to their costs for travel and individual support during their mobility.
They are specified in the table below:
850€ per month
Travel costs will be covered by the project
(up to the amounts defined by the E+ programme on the basis of the distance bands. Changes will not be covered)
5.2 Erasmus+ selected students will continue to pay fees to their sending university but will benefit from tuition waiver from their host university.
5.3 The mobility period must be carried out continuously and it must not be split into different periods.
5.4 Selected candidates accepting the scholarship will sign a scholarship contract listing their duties and responsibilities. They will be required to comply with the local admission requirements and registration procedures at the Host University.
5.5 Special needs support
Extra financial support may be available for beneficiaries with special needs. A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the project would not be possible without extra financial support. The contribution will be awarded to beneficiaries with special needs upon request by the Coordinating institution and approval from the Erasmus+ Italian National Agency.
Art. 6 Admission procedure
Art. 7 Selection process
7.1 The Selection process includes the following steps:
7.2 In the framework of Erasmus+ regulations the first criterion for selecting students must be academic merit, but with equivalent academic level, preference should be assigned to students from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds.
7.3 The final selection decision will also consider cross-cutting evaluation criteria such as gender balance, equal opportunities and participation of disadvantaged groups (disabled students, economically disadvantaged students) providing a more equal and fair selection process.
7.4 The Partner University may decide to invite the candidates whose average score is above the threshold for an interview, either face-to-face or via Skype.
7.5 At the end of the selection procedure YSU Selection Committee will draft a ranking list of qualified candidates. A reserve list will also be defined and will include the names of eligible candidates whom may be awarded a grant in case of withdrawal/drop-out of selected students or if additional funding is available.
7.6 All applicants will be informed by e-mail of the selection results as soon as the evaluation procedure has been concluded.
7.7 Selected candidates will receive a scholarship offer and are required to accept or reject it in written within a week. (no later than 7 days). For every selected candidate not accepting the grant within the deadline, the partner University will nominate a candidate from the reserve list.
7.8 Appeal Procedure
Art. 8 Data protection
Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on "the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data".