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      INFORMATION ABOUT ERASMUS+ MOBILITY FOR STUDIES

Choose the information you are interested in: 

I. BEFORE THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
II. AFTER THE SELECTION FOR ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
III. DURING THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
IV. AFTER THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
  • International Office run student consultation hours from 2-4pm, Monday to Thursday, in room I-302. Feel free to come and visit us at the office!
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I. BEFORE THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
  • Who can participate in Erasmus+?
The following students may participate in the selection for Erasmus+ mobility for studies:
1. II and III year students of the University's continuous and extended Bachelor studies who are EU citizens.
2. Students of the University's continuous Bachelor studies who are the citizens of third countries, have completed 3 semesters of the study programme and have collected at least 90 ECTS credits.
3. I year students of the University's continuous and extended Master’s degree studies. The priority is for students of the University's joint Master's degree studies. II year students of Master’s degree studies may participate in the initial stage of the selection if the scope of their study programme consists of 120 ECTS credits.
4. Doctoral students of continuous and extended studies of the University, who have presented a consent of the supervisor of the scientific work and/or the head of the department.
  • The Selection Criteria and the calculation of the Selection Score
Selection score = A+B+C+D+E

I. BEFORE THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY

  • Who can participate in Erasmus+?
The following students may participate in the selection for Erasmus+ mobility for studies:
1. II and III year students of the University's full-time and extended Bachelor studies who are EU citizens.
2. Students of the University's full-time Bachelor studies who are the citizens of non-EU countries, have completed 3 semesters of the study programme and have collected at least 90 ECTS credits.
3. I year students of the University's full-time and extended Master’s degree studies. The priority is for students of the University's joint Master's degree study programmes. II year students of Master’s degree studies may participate in the selection happening in Autumn semester if the scope of their study programme consists of 120 ECTS credits.
4. Doctoral students of full-time and extended studies of the University, who have presented a consent of the supervisor of the scientific work and/or the head of the department.

The selection for the competition shall be carried out according to the following criteria:
A - The total weighted average of all semesters (at least 7 points), adding one additional point to students of joint Master’s degree study programmes.
B - The weighted average of a foreign language. The knowledge of the relevant foreign language must be at least B2 and the grade of examination - at least 8 points (in exceptional cases the Faculty's Selection Committee may decide otherwise). In the case where the application is submitted to a higher education institution in which the studies will be carried out in another language than English, a student must present a document which certifies his or her knowledge of this language or a foreign language evaluation form certified by the signature of the teacher of this foreign language.
C - Evaluation of motivation to study abroad.
D - Active participation in the activities of mentorship for incoming Erasmus+ students or in scientific, social, sports activities of Mykolas Romeris University.
E - Choice of the relevant study courses offered by the foreign university, or the organisational plan of the applied study mobility.
IMPORTANT! 
The students applying for Erasmus+ studies must comply with the following criteria:

* They must have no financial debts to the University (all financial debts must be covered by the date of submission of the application);
* A student with more than one academic debt may not participate in the selection. By submitting the application, a student confirms and undertakes personal liability that he or she will eliminate the academic debt at least 2 (two) months before the departure. A student who has an academic debt (several academic debts) will not be able to study abroad and to receive a grant for his or her studies.
  • Places to go to and size of the Еrasmus+ mobility grants
The Erasmus+ grant for studies is a Grant awarded by the University for the student who participates in the Erasmus+ mobility for studies. The Erasmus+ Grant for studies is intended to cover the additional mobility costs (not for covering all costs of studies abroad), i.e. travelling and insurance costs, the foreign language classes (if necessary), and for the reimbursement of higher living costs in the foreign country (in comparison to Lithuania). Size of the grant is set by the European Commission and is equal to all students outgoing from Lithuania to a particular country group.

Countries

The Size of Erasmus+ Grant for Studies

1.

Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland*

500 EUR/month

2.

Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus,  Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey

400 EUR/month

3.

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia

300 EUR/month

4.Partner Countries**650 EUR/month
**Students who take Erasmus studies in Partner Countries are allocated additional allowances to compensate their traveling expenses from Vilnius to the chosen university in the Partner Country, calculated using the distance calculator of the European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm
  • How to choose the right University? 
Read more here


Contacts of academic Erasmus+ coordinators
  
   
MRU FacultyAcademic Erasmus+ coordinatorContacts
Faculty of LawVice-Dean: assoc. prof. dr. Dovilė GailiūtėRoom: V-344
Ph.: (370 5) 271 4597
E-mail: dgailiute@mruni.eu 
Faculty of Economics and BusinessVice-Dean: prof. dr. Irmantas RotomskisRoom: V-420
Ph.: (370 5) 271 4657
E-mail: irotom@mruni.eu
Faculty of Public GovernanceVice-Dean: prof. dr. Jolanta Urbanovič

Room: V-506
Ph.: (370 5)
E-mail: jolanta@mruni.eu 

Faculty of Public SecurityVice-Dean: prof. dr. Vaiva Zuzevičiūtė
 Ph.: (370 37) 303 641
E-mail: vaiva.zuzeviciute@mruni.eu
Institute of CommunicationVice-Dean: assoc.prof. dr. Gintarė Žemaitaitienė

Kab.: IV-204
Tel.: (8 5) 2714736
El. p.: giparaz@mruni.eu

Institute of Educational Sciences and Social WorkVice-Dean: prof. dr. Irena ŽemaitaitytėRoom: V-254
Ph.: (370 5) 2714714
Email.: irene@mruni.eu 
Institute of HumanitiesVice-Dean: Ms. Olga UšinskienėRoom: V-503
Ph.: (370 5) 2714 529
Email.: olga.usinskiene@mruni.eu
Institute of PsychologyVice-Dean: prof. dr. Rasa Pilkauskaitė-ValickienėRoom: V-239
Email.: rvalick@ mruni . eu

  • Deadlines

The main selection for Erasmus+ studies  is held two times every academic year:

1. on September–October for the following spring semester;

2. on January–February for the following autumn semester.


Please read information above about how to choose the right University for exchange studies.
Main Selection is also divided into two Stages according to the deadline of applications in the foreign universities. If the deadline of particular foreign university is early it is included into the offer during Stage I and any interested MRU student must participate in the selection round during Stage I. If the deadline of foreign university is later, it is being included into the offer for MRU students during Stage II. 

I STAGE:

List of the universities for the selection round, which is open until 20 September, 2017:  and

Selection of Mykolas Romeris University students for the mobility for studies under Erasmus+ programme in academic year 2017/2018 for those who apply to any of mentioned universities in the above placed lists. The International Office announces the results of selection carried out by the Faculties on Internet and informs by e-mail specified in the application each student who was selected for mobility for studies (selected student needs to confirm if agrees to be nominated to a foreign university to which he/she has been selected).

II STAGE:

List of the universities for the selection, round which is open from 4 October, 2017 to 18  October, 2017:  and

Selection of Mykolas Romeris University students for the mobility for studies under Erasmus+ programme in academic year 2017/2018 for those who apply to any of mentioned universities in the above placed lists. The International Office announces the results of selection carried out by the Faculties on Internet and informs by e-mail specified in the application each student who was selected for mobility for studies (selected student needs to confirm if agrees to be nominated to a foreign university to which he/she has been selected).              

An additional round of selection for Erasmus+ studies may be announced after the I and the II stage have finished.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION (-)
      

Selection of Mykolas Romeris University students for the mobility for studies under Erasmus+ programme in academic year 2017/2018 for those who apply to any of mentioned universities in the above placed lists. The International Office announces the results of selection carried out by the Faculties on Internet and informs by e-mail specified in the application each student who was selected for mobility for studies (selected student needs to confirm if agrees to be nominated to a foreign university to which he/she has been selected).  

*if you would like to write your Bachelor/Master thesis or PhD Dissertation at a foreign university, discuss this possibility with your thesis/dissertation supervisor and the faculty vice-dean at MRU. The final thesis/dissertation shall be defended at MRU after a student has returned from the exchange;

 *An orderly arrangement of Erasmus+ studies between the sending and the hosting institution and the recognition of studies after the Erasmus+ study period shall be regulated by the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System—ECTS.

Participation in the selection process:

 1. Read about the Conditions of the selection here:

 2. Choose two universities: 

 3. Log on to your electronic book of studies (My STUDIES) and fill in an electronic application.

          

Students wishing to participate in the selection must submit the completed form and the application in PDF format with additional scanned documents (if necessary) to the International Office by e-mail erasmus@mruni.eu

Only these additional scanned documents are submitted with the application and shall be examined during the selection of students for the mobility for studies:

 * Filled in and signed language knowledge evaluation forms or copies of certificates of the completed language courses, the achieved language level with evaluation;

 * Documents certifying active participation in scientific, social, sports activities at the university (certificates, reference letters of responsible persons).

A student who wishes to participate in the selection for mobility for studies must responsibly choose and plan his or her studies in the selected institution and have a substantial motivation to study abroad. The plan of the studies/chosen subjects and the motivation shall be displayed in the electronic application of the designated form. Get acquainted with the study programme offered by the higher education institutions (the compliance with the study subjects, the direction of studies, possibility to collect the necessary number of credits in the language in which the studies are to be conducted).

Students for the Erasmus+ mobility for studies shall be selected according to their competition score.


II. AFTER THE SELECTION FOR ERASMUS+ MOBILITY


  • NOMINATIONS. When students are selected by their Faculty selection committees, they are asked by the International Office if they agree with the selection results and must reply in written form. Only then the selected student shall be officially nominated to a Partner University for further communication and completion of the Partner University's documentation.

  • INFORMATION SEMINARS. After the selection, the International Office organises information seminars (as a Pre-departure training) for outgoing Erasmus+ students and informs about the documentation that is usually needed at the Partner Universities. Do not miss the Information seminar!

  • FORMALISATON PROCEDURES of your outgoing mobility, deadlines and any requirements set by Partner University's must be carefully observed and met by the Student. Most of the Partner Universities only process timely submitted documents. Please be aware that the final decision about acceptance of the nominated student is always made by the Partner University which issues a letter of invitation (or a letter of acceptance). As soon as the nominated student receives a confirmation of acceptance (it can be in a form of an official letter or only a confirmed learning agreement), the student must submit the following documents to the International Office one month before the studies abroad start:

  1. Copies of LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE                

  2. Duly-signed LEARNING AGREEMENT FOR STUDIES

The first part of Learning agreement for studies () must be completed by the student and delivered for confirmation to their faculty Erasmus+ coordinator (Vice-dean) and afterwards sent for confirmation to the Partner University. The learning agreement for studies is complete and becomes valid ONLY WHEN signed by all the three parties of the agreement - (1) by the student, (2) by the MRU faculty coordinator (vice-dean) and (3) by the Partner University coordinator.

Tips how to fill in the first section of Learning Agreement for studies: 

      3. Copy of the APPLICATION FORM for Partner University.

      4. Duly-signed REQUEST FORM FOR ERASMUS+ GRANT ()

In the Request form the student must indicate his or her duration of studies abroad according to the host institution’s academic calendar. If there is an introductory week of no longer than 7 days it may be included, also a period of lectures/classes and the main (first) session of exams.

The Request form needs to be signed by (1) the student and confirmed by (2) the faculty’s Vice-Dean. Duly-signed form must be delivered to the International Office (I-302).

      5. Form of PERSONAL DATA AND YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION IN LITHUANIA ()

Student is responsible for bank account validity during the entire exchange period. Information about how to open a bank account in Lithuania. 

      6. Copy of VISA or TRP (which is valid in the host country) 

Very important information for MRU students who are non-EU citizens! Check if and when you need to apply for visa and temporary residence permits for studies at the Partner University.  If the Embassy requires you to provide a document which contains information on the amount of your Erasmus+ grant, please request it by e-mail exchange@mruni.eu.

      7. Copy of HEALTH/MEDICAL INSURANCE POLICY (which is valid in the host country).

      8. Result of OLS language assessment. 

The OLS language assessment is mandatory for all participants to Erasmus+ mobility activities of at least two months (studies/traineeships/EVS volunteering) with one of the following languages as the main language of instruction, work or volunteering (with the exception of native speakers). 

You will receive a link by e-mail (from www.erasmusols.eu) directly before your Erasmus+ studies. An online language assessment test must be completed and the results must be sent by e-mail exchange@mruni.eu before your Erasmus+ studies.

After taking the first language assessment, participants who have been selected by their sending institutions/organisations will have the opportunity to take language courses for free.

      

VERY IMPORTANT! 
  • After the International Office receives all the documents (copies of acceptance letter, duly-signed Learning Agreement for studies, request form for Erasmus+ grant, personal data and your bank account information), the ERASMUS+ GRANT AGREEMENT can be signed. Mykolas Romeris University awards and pays Erasmus+ grants only when the student has signed the Financial Agreement. 90% of the grant will be paid at the beginning of your studies.

  • The remaining part of the Erasmus+ grant will be paid to the student as soon as he or she submits all the documents of the Final report. If the actual Erasmus+ study period was shorter than it was planned in the Erasmus+ grant contract, Mykolas Romeris University calculates the final amount of the grant according to the actual duration of mobility and a part of the Erasmus+ scholarship may have to be returned.

  • If needed, the International Office can issue “CONFIRMATION OF STUDENTS ERASMUS+ STATUS”.

  • All the documents need to be submitted 1 (one) month before the studies at the host University start. If it is not possible to submit ALL of the documents in 30 (thirty) days after finishing your studies abroad, please contact the International Office by e-mail: exchange@mruni.eu and explain the reason.

  • If you want to reserve a place at the dormitory during your Erasmus+ studies: please write a request for reduced payment and bring it to the International Students Support Manager's (Mrs. Aušra Auškalnė) Office (I-302).

  • When going abroad for an exchange, many students have problems communicating successfully. "Speak and learn" offers a conversational language survival kit for 20 languages!



III. DURING THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY


  • Certificate of arrival () must be sent to erasmus@mruni.eu (NOTE: Your Erasmus+ Grant will be transferred only AFTER receiving this form)

  • If you have any changes in your Learning Agreement for studies, please fill in the second section in the Learning Agreement for studies ("Section to be completed DURING the mobility" ())

  • Don't forget to take language courses for free and improve your knowledge in the main language used to study during your Erasmus+ mobility period.

  • Send a short feedback about your Erasmus+ experience by email exchange@mruni.eu 



IV. AFTER THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY

In order to finish the Erasmus+ studies settlement and receive the final 10 % of the Erasmus+ Grant, the following documents must be submitted (no later than 30 calendar days from the date of completion of your study period abroad*):
     1. The calculation of Erasmus+ grants is based on the dates of your study period abroad so it is important to return the LETTER OF CONFIRMATION (), which shows your actual study period abroad. The Letter of Confirmation needs to be signed by the Erasmus+ coordinator of your host university. Please bring the original paper to the International Office (I-302) at MRU.

NOTE: If the Erasmus+ study period lasted for less than is specified in the Erasmus+ grant contract, Mykolas Romeris University has the right to decide what part of the Erasmus+ scholarship must be returned.

     2. At the end of your stay, the host university should prepare a document called the TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS. It confirms the completed studies and contains the list of the exams passed (or failed) during your Erasmus+ studies. Please bring the copy to the International Office (I-302) at Mykolas Romeris University.

NOTE: The list of courses in the Transcript of Records should match the courses in the filled in and duly-signed Learning Agreement for studies. Otherwise, the courses will not be recognised.

      3. The document from the Host University, containing the CREDIT CONVERSION SYSTEM to ECTS credits must be added.

      4. QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE ERASMUS+ EXPERIENCE. You will receive a questionnaire (by the European Commission) by e-mail directly after you return from your Erasmus+ studies. You should send a copy of the questionnaire to exchange@mruni.eu (after filling in an online questionnaire, you will receive a PDF version directly to your e-mail), indicating the subject of the e-mail as “Your Name and Surname Questionnaire on the Erasmus+ experience”.

      5. Second OLS language assesment. At the end of your mobility period, you will be requested to take a second assessment to assess the progress made. You will receive a link by e-mail (from www.erasmusols.eu) directly after you return from your Erasmus+ studies.

      6. FEEDBACK: the student will be required to give written feedback on their studies abroad in order to encourage other students to apply for Erasmus+ and send it with a picture to exchange@mruni.eu. The feedback and the picture will be published on the MRU Erasmus+ Facebook page.

* If it is not possible to submit all the following documents in 30 days after finishing your studies abroad, do not hesitate and contact us immediately. If you do not present the required documents in time, the authorities may request you to return the Erasmus+ grant for studies.




If you have any questions, contact MRU International Office by email exchange@mruni.eu