Short guide in steps

ERASMUS APPLICATION 2021/22  IN BRIEF
(STUDIES ABROAD)

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISKOLC:
For the application, you have to fill in the online application form and upload the following documents in scanned version:

ASSESSMENT OF THE APPLICATIONS AND AWARDING THE ERASMUS GRANT:
After the application is submitted, you needn’t do anything, there is a break in administrative tasks. However, it is advised to visit the websites of the chosen universities to see the latest Erasmus info about the application process to those universities. Similarly, it is advised to check the courses offered by those universities and to make preliminary plans what to study abroad.  VERY IMPORTANT: you are advised to select courses which can replace your courses here, that is the courses you study abroad (and exams passed)  can be fully recognised and you needn’t take exams here in Miskolc, because the exams taken abroad will be taken into account. The main objective of Erasmus is credit transfer, which means you must get credits abroad and these credits will be recognised and counted in your studies in Miskolc.

The applications are assessed by the faculty Erasmus committees first. When the Erasmus Office receives the assessments from all faculties, the final decision is made by the Institutional Erasmus Committee. Usually, the Institutional Erasmus Committee university approves the faculty assessments. Erasmus grants are awarded for 5 months, not for a whole academic year. VERY IMPORTANT: the semester when you are abroad must not be the last semester of your studies, in other words, you cannot go abroad in that semester when you are going to have your graduation exam. Moreover, you must have active student status in the semseter of studies abroad.

As soon as the final decision is made, all applicant students will get an awarding letter from the Erasmus Office.

NOMINATION OF SELECTED STUDENTS TO THE HOST UNIVERSITIES:
Our university sends the personal data of selected students to the host universities before the given deadlines. This process is called nomination.

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION TO THE HOST UNIVERSITY:

  1. After nomination, host universities contact  students and send them the most up-to-date info about the application process. It means you have to submit an application to the chosen university too, by the deadline which is set by that university. The form of applying, the documents and deadlines vary from university to university, that’s why it is important to be in permanent contact with the coordinator or International Office of the host university,  to check the website regularly and to follow their instructions. Normally, the application package consists of the following basic documents:

        2. Additional documents may be required:

        3.Full application package must be sent to the host university before the deadline (in most cases online or by e-mail, not by                     post).  They will assess the applications and will send a Letter of Acceptance. As a non-EU citizen, you will definitely need this               letter, because you have to apply for a student visa to that country.

ERASMUS DOCUMENTS:
While the applications are assessed by the host universities, you can prepare to fill in some compulsory  Erasmus documents:

The documents will be sent to you by e-mail.
When filling in these documents, you will need the help of the faculty coordinator and/or the Erasmus Office.

As soon as you get the letter of acceptance from the host university, you have to apply for the visa. The Erasmus Office  also needs a copy of this letter to count the exact amount of your Erasmus grant. (The grant is counted by days, so the office will give you the exact financial data to be written in your grant agreement.)

BLENDED MOBILITY (combination of physical and online mobility)
Due to and depending on the pandemic, host universities will offer different types of learning: onsite/in-class/physical combined with online, or exclusively online.  Blended mobility means the combination of learning in physical presence and online. The concrete mode of learning will be communicated by the host university before the start of the semester. Later, even when the pandemic is over and life gets back to normal, blended mobility may remain the mode of learning for the long run.Outgoing students are only entitled to the Erasmus grant for the period actually (physically)  spent at the host university/country (no grant is awarded for the period when studies are done online from the sending country).


OLS ONLINE LANGUAGE TEST:
Before going abroad, you have to do a compulsory online language test. You have to enter the OLS platform, create your account and do the test (you will get a separate e-mail about OLS in due course). The test consists of 5 parts testing the different skills. You don’t have to do the whole test at one time, you can do it in parts. The result will be given according to the EU’s CEFR grading (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2). More info about CEFR grading:
https://www.examenglish.com/CEFR/cefr.php
If your result is B1 or lower, you are expected to do an online language course too (you can do it in parts until the end of your mobility). The result of the test does not affect your mobility

CHECKLIST BEFORE LEAVING FOR ABROAD:

  1. copy of the letter of acceptance
  2. copy of the learning agreement
  3. copy of your health insurance valid abroad
  4. grant agreement
  5. leaving permit (1. sz. melléklet  in Hungarian)
  6. 1st OLS language test is done


VERY IMPORTANT: