ERASMUS+ is the European Union's action program in the field of education which contributes to the achievement of a key European Union objective, the development of a knowledge-based society, providing Europe's citizens with high quality education and opportunities to renew this knowledge in throughout their lives.
The ERASMUS+ program offers students the opportunity to attend classes in other European countries and take advantage of the offered courses, gaining high level of expertise, broad understanding and international experience. At the same time, through the program, young people have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of mathematics and their language skills, while at the same time coming into contact with other cultures and learning styles. In a workplace that requires flexibility and adaptability, ERASMUS+ students take the first step in their career as professionals and scientists.
The benefits of being an ERASMUS student or student are recognized by all young people who have made use of this unique opportunity to broaden their academic and professional experiences and experience of their own lives.
Essential Terms of the ERASMUS+ Program
- The period of study abroad lasts as long as necessary to complete the attendance and the examination of six-month courses, i.e. 4-5 months, is an integral part of our department's curriculum, replaces a corresponding period of study at the University of Patras and is fully recognized.
- Exchange of students proposed for mobility is based on inter-university agreements. The list of Universities with which the Mathematics Department has concluded bilateral agreements and which is regularly updated can be found here.
- The lessons that the student will attend abroad should be selected with great care to have a corresponding course in our curriculum and their content does not coincide with the subject matter of the Department in which the student has already been successfully examined. The student has to look at the courses he attends at the partner university and ensure satisfactory performance using his / her time abroad. The aim is to collect 30 ECTS credits. Depending on the number of credits per course, the 30 ECTS units usually correspond to 5-6 lessons.
- The cooperating host university issues a copy of a graduate score certifying the completion of the agreed curriculum (courses the student has successfully tested) and the score. The grade of these courses, together with the ECTS units that are in our Department, are recorded in the student's record, certifying their successful completion (: they are calculated at the extraction of the degree degree). In any case, this guarantee presupposes the existence of a relevant decision of the Assembly of the Department upon the recommendation of the Erasmus Committee.
- There is no tuition fee at the Reception University, but there may be small charges for some expenses just like other students. The cost of accommodation depends on the country. Erasmus + selected students are supported by our University through IKY, the amount of which is different for each country and ranges between 350-400 euros per month. Experience tells us that an extra supplement of 200-300 euros per month is needed.
- Since 2007, under ERASMUS+ Placement, students and students have the opportunity to develop internships at European educational institutions or businesses for a short period of study or immediately after graduation.
- Applications are made after a call from the Department of International Relations, Public Relations & Publications of the University of Patras, usually around the end of February to early March of each academic year. Relevant announcements are posted on the Department's website. Applications are submitted to the Secretariat within a specified deadline.
Erasmus + Studies Committee for the Department of Mathematics
Andreas Arvanitogoros, Associate Professor (Coordinator)
Dimitrios Georgiou, Professor
Sotirios Kotsiantis, Assistant Professor
For more information and support, visit the Erasmus+ website at the University of Patras.
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