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    The Transform4Europe Joint Mobility Office provides a common space to promote internationalisation and facilitate the mobilities within the alliance and beyond. It will unify the alliance’s strengths and mainstream proceedings. Furthermore, agile communication within staff members is to lead to a more simplified way of understanding and implementing exchanges and therefore to an increase of mobilities, not only for students, but also for teaching and administrative staff, creating this way an internationalised university community.

    Improved, flexible and inclusive mobility framework conditions will establish mobility as the norm both for the students and for staff of our European university. An atmosphere of a global university community will offer plenty of institutional advantages in multiple strands: professional, cultural, academic and linguistic. Likewise, the participants in international mobilities are to acquire new knowledge and approaches, which will improve their skills and competencies.


    The Joint Virtual Mobility Office is the unit responsible for managing student and staff exchanges within the Transform4Europe alliance. The services offered include:

    • Administrative management of outgoing students on exchange study programmes whose destination is a Transform4Europe institution
      • Publication of calls for applications
      • Guidance and advice during the process (information about destinations, assistance with procedures)
      • Selection of candidates
      • Nomination of candidates to host universities
    • Administrative management of incoming students from a Transform4Europe institution on exchange study programmes
      • Welcome and orientation upon their arrival at the university, with the support of the student ambassadors
      • Assistance with administrative procedures for the duration of their stay
      • Submission of Transcript of Records and Certificate of Stay
    • Administrative management of outgoing academic and administrative staff on training and teaching mobility programmes:
      • Publication of calls for applications
      • Guidance and advice during the process (information about destinations, assistance with procedures)
      • Selection of candidates
      • Nomination of candidates to host universities
    • Administrative management of incoming academic and administrative staff on training and teaching mobility programmes:
      • Welcome and orientation upon their arrival at the university
      • Assistance with administrative procedures for the duration of their stay
      • Submission of Certificate of Stay


    Name of the institution: Saarland University

    Link to Fact Sheet https://www.uni-saarland.de/en/global/erasmus/incomings.html
    Academic calendar 21/22


    Start of semester 01 October 2021 01 April 2022
    Start of lectures 18 October 2021 11 April 2022
    End of lectures 11 February 2022 22 July 2022
    End of semester 31 March 2022 30 September 2022
    Holidays 20 December 2021 – 01 January 2022
    Course catalogue www.lsf.uni-saarland.de


    Language requirements


    The main language of instruction for undergraduate studies is German. We recommend a minimum
    level of B1 for incoming students.
    There are specific rules applying to the Department of German language and Literature (Germanistik): a minimum level B2 is requested as well as a language certificate which the student must provide along with his learning agreement.
    Modules in English https://www.uni-saarland.de/en/study/programmes/international.html
    Accommodation service www.uni-saarland.de/accomodation
    Call for applications


    We have no call for the partners. We just expect the nominations to the below mentioned deadline.
    Deadline for nomination and application


    Deadline for sending the nominations of the Erasmus students: June 15 for the winter semester
    and/or the full academic year and December 15 for the summer semester. The nomination should entail the following information: name of the student, Email address, study area, study cycle and period of stay. Students are contacted directly by our office upon receipt of their nomination. Please send the nominations to erasmus@io.uni-saarland.deAfter receiving a nomination from the partner university, we will send an application form and explain the further process of the enrolment to the students.
    Please note, that we can only admit Erasmus+ students after receiving an official nomination!
    Deadline for the submission of the application documents: June 30 for the winter semester and/or
    the full academic year and December 31 for the summer semester
    Medical assistance www.uni-saarland.de/welcome-center
    Cost of living (estimated)


    Semester fee: ~130 EUR/6 months (including public transport)
    Accommodation: 220 – 350 EUR/month
    Food: 180 EUR/month
    Plus private expenses
    Living expenses average between 720- 800 EUR per month (BA/MA students). The actual costs may vary.
    The proof of finance demanded by the visa office is 10.236 EUR/year (853/month) for student visa
    Transport connections of the university https://www.uni-saarland.de/en/sites/saarbruecken.html

    Link to Fact Sheet


    Academic calendar 21/22


    First semester:

    Orientation: 1-10 September 2021
    Classes: 13 September- 23 December 2021
    Exams: 11-28 January 2022
    Resit exams: 27 June-14 July 2022
    11-12 October 2021
    1 November 2021
    6 & 8 December 2021
    Christmas: 24 December 2021- 6 January 2022

    Second semester:

    Orientation: 19-28 January 2022
    Classes: 31 January- 24 May 2022
    Exams: 27 May- 17 June 2022
    Resit exams: 27 June-14 July 2022
    Easter: 14-25 April 2022
    28-29 April 2022
    23-24 June 2022

    Course catalogue


    Language requirements


    Spanish B1 is recommended to take subjects in Spanish
    English B2 is recommended to take subjects in English
    Modules in English


    Accommodation service


    Deadline for nomination and application



    June 1st (first semester & full year stays)
    November 1st (second semester stays)


    June 15th (first semester & full year stays)
    November 15th (second semester stays)

    Medical assistance


    All exchange students must be covered by medical insurance during their stay, which includes medical assistance and repatriation. In the case of internships, it must also include civil liability
    Cost of living


    Accommodation: ~ €300/month in a shared flat, including water, gas and electricity
    Transport: ~ €40/month (tram or bus)
    Living expenses and other personal expenses: ~ €400/month
    Transport connections of the university


    Due to its location, next to exit 70 of the A-70 motorway, the University of Alicante has good accessibility by road. The same A-70 motorway connects the university with the Alicante-Elche airport (exit 72), allowing the visitor to travel quickly and comfortably to the airport. It can be accessed by bus, bicycle and tram (TRAM line 2) that connects Alicante with the campus.

    More information on transport connections in the UA

     Name of the institution: Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) Link to Fact Sheet https://www.artun.ee/en/admissions/exchange/exchange-studies-at-eaa/
    Academic calendar 21/22 Available here: https://www.artun.ee/en/studies/

    – Autumn semester: from August 30, 2021 – January 30, 2022.

    – Spring semester: from January 31, 2022 until June 17, 2022.

    Course catalogue Unfortunately we do not have an official course catalogue available for exchange students. Typically it is announced at the beginning of a new semester and is highly in correlation with the student’s goals for the time in EKA. The head of programmes work with their student individually and emphasize the students’ ambitions through constant communication.

    A brief insight into all of our programmes and to current courses gives our study information system called Tahvel: https://tahvel.edu.ee/#/curriculums/31

    Language requirements International students need to speak and understand the English language on at least B2 level.
    Modules in English All of the BA programmes and many MA programmes are taught fully in Estonian. However there are plenty of MA and PhD programmes in English as well:

    – Animation MA

    – Contemporary Art MA

    – Design & Crafts MA (specialities: Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery and Blacksmithing, Textile Design, Accessory Design or Fashion Design)

    – Design and Technology Futures MSc (joint programme with TalTech)

    – Graphic Design MA

    – Interaction Design MA

    – Urban Studies MSc

    – Art and Design PhD

    – Architecture and Urban Design PhD

    Accommodation service EKA shares a dormitory with a fellow university (Academy of Music and Theatre) in Tallinn. The dormitory is named Muusa Majutus and situated right in the city center.

    More information from their website here: https://yhikas.eamt.ee/

    Call for applications There are two calls for applications per academic year.
    Deadline for nomination and application Deadlines for nominations and applications:

    May 1 (for autumn semester and the whole academic year)


    Name of the institution: University of Silesia

    Link to Fact Sheet Information for exchange students:


    Academic calendar 21/22 http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/organisation-academic-year
    Course catalogue http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/study-offer-20212022
    Language requirements http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/language-requirements
    Modules in English http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/study-offer-20212022
    Accommodation service http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/accommodation
    Call for applications http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/application-procedure
    Deadline for nomination and application Fall term: 30 June

    Summer term: 30 November

    Medical assistance http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/insurance-requirement-policy
    Cost of living http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/cost-living
    Transport connections of the university http://erasmus.us.edu.pl/travel-links

    Name of the institution: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

    Link to Fact Sheet https://erasmus.uni-sofia.bg/site/income/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/09/BG-SOFIA06_Info-sheet-2021-22.pdf
    Academic calendar 21/22


    Winter Semester

    1 October 2021 – 18 February 2022

    1 October 2021 – 21 January 2022 – Classes

    24 January 2021 – 18 February 2022 – Exam session


    Summer Semester

    21 February – 8 July 2022

    21 February – 10 June 2022 – Classes

    13 June – 8 July 2022 – Exam session

    Course catalogue https://erasmus.uni-sofia.bg/site/income/erasmus/grading-scale/course-list-2021-2022/
    Language requirements English B1
    Modules in English https://erasmus.uni-sofia.bg/site/income/erasmus/grading-scale/course-list-2021-2022/
    Accommodation service


    Incoming students have the opportunity to be accommodated at the student dormitory campus. A place could be provided for all students that apply within the deadlines for the entire period of their stay. More information:


    Call for applications https://erasmus.uni-sofia.bg/site/income/how-to-apply/
    Deadline for nomination and application


    Nomination deadlines:

    1 June – Autumn semester/Full academic year

    1 November – Summer semester

    Application deadlines:

    15 June – Autumn semester/Full academic year

    15 November – Summer semester

    Medical assistance https://erasmus.uni-sofia.bg/site/income/practical-information-2/visa/
    Cost of living https://erasmus.uni-sofia.bg/site/income/practical-information-2/living-expenses/
    Transport connections of the university https://erasmus.uni-sofia.bg/site/income/practical-information-2/local-transportation/


    Name of the institution: UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

    Link to Fact Sheet https://www2.units.it/internationalia/moduli/Information%20sheet%20Trieste%202021-2022%20new.pdf
    Academic calendar 21/22


    Approximately: 1st semester between September 20th and January 31st;

    2nd semester between February 15th and June 30th.

    Each Department publishes its own calendar.

    Course catalogue https://esse3.units.it/Guide/PaginaRicercaInse.do
    Language requirements Generally B1 level in Italian (CEFR) or B1 level in English for programmes held in English; special requirements indicated in the Inerinstitutional Agreements.
    Modules in English https://www.units.it/en/prospective-students/programmes-taught-english
    Accommodation service


    No service available. Very limited number of rooms available at the University dormitories, only for the 2nd semester. Support offered by the local section of the Erasmus Student Network. https://trieste.esn.it/

    Further indications:


    Call for applications Periods subject to change; approximately December-January.
    Deadline for nomination and application


    Nomination: May 31st (full year and first semester); November 30th (second semester)

    Application: July 31st (full year and first semester) January 14th (second semester)

    Medical assistance


    European Health Insurance Card required.

    Information for further assistance for EU and non-EU citizens:


    Cost of living


    Accommodation: about 150 Euros for a place in a double room.

    Food: 100 Euros. Transportation: 30 Euros per month. Books: 50 Euros (most of the books can be borrowed at the university libraries). Internet: 20 Euros. Phone: 20 Euros.

    Transport connections of the university https://www.triestetrasporti.it/en/ Bus 17 and 17/ from Main Train Station to Campus Piazzale Europa.

    See also: https://www.units.it/en/about/locations

    Name of the institution: VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY

    Link to Fact Sheet


    Can be found here: https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/FactSheet_2021-2022-4.pdf
    Academic calendar 21/22 Can be found here: https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2021-2022-Academic-calendar.pdf
    Course catalogue Courses for BA students: https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Naujausias_Bachelor-time-table_2021-2022_Autumn-2.pdf

    Courses for MA students: https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Master-time-table-2021-autumn18.pdf

    Language requirements Proof of English Language Proficiency:

    An official document (in English language and signed) stating English language proficiency from home university results is required, or an official test result is also applicable. English language proficiency should be not lower than B2 level according to the European language levels. More information:

    Modules in English Modules for BA students: https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Naujausias_Bachelor-time-table_2021-2022_Autumn-2.pdf

    Modules for MA students: https://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Master-time-table-2021-autumn18.pdf

    Accommodation service International students, who are interested in permanent accommodation at VMU dormitories for at least one semester (five months) or for a whole academic year (ten months), have to reserve themselves a room through the online system http://accommodation.vdu.lt by following the steps provided below:

    · First-year full-time degree, incoming exchange studies or bilateral exchange studies students, who will be studying at VMU during the Autumn semester or entire academic year, will be allowed to pre-reserve places residence at the dormitories of VMU in the period from June to August;

    · First year full-time degree, incoming exchange studies or bilateral exchange studies students, who will be studying at VMU during the next entire academic year, will be allowed to pre-reserve places of residence at the VMU dormitories of VMU only starting from December to January.


    Detailed information about terms and

    conditions on how to pre-reserve places of residence at the dormitories of VMU dormitories for new academical year or semester will be published on the official website of the university http://accommodation.vdu.lt

    Call for applications


    Call for applications takes place twice year (once per semester), applications are usually announced on early October and March.
    More information: https://www.vdu.lt/en/international-cooperation/for-students/erasmus-exchange-studies/incoming-students/
    Deadline for nomination and application


    Nomination deadline:

    · Early May – for the 1st semester or full academic year

    · Early November – for the 2nd semester or calendar year

    Application deadline:

    · Mid May – for the 1st semester or full academic year

    · Mid November – for the 2nd semester or calendar year

    More information: https://www.vdu.lt/en/international-cooperation/for-students/erasmus-exchange-studies/incoming-students/

    Medical assistance Can be found here: https://www.vdu.lt/en/international-cooperation/for-students/practical-information-for-incoming-students/living-in-lithuania/health-care-and-assistance/
    Cost of living Based on European standards Lithuania is considered as inexpensive country to live in. Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) international students have to expect a need of 300-950 EUR per month including:

    · dormitory/flat rent 90-300 EUR

    · food 150-300 EUR

    · learning aid 20-50 EUR

    · leisure 100-300 EUR

    A survey which was carried out in 2020 has shown monthly expenses of VMU international students:

    38% spent ~ 300 Eur/month

    56% spent 300-500 Eur/month

    3% spent 500-700 Eur/month

    3% spent more than 700 Eur/month

    More information: https://www.vdu.lt/en/international-cooperation/for-students/practical-information-for-incoming-students/important-before-arrival/cost-of-living/

    Transport connections of the university Can be found here: https://www.vdu.lt/en/international-cooperation/for-students/practical-information-for-incoming-students/important-after-arrival/public-transport/



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