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Erasmus - general information  

ERASMUS is the European Community programme for higher education. ERASMUS is an integral part of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) from the year 2007 to the year 2013 replacing Socrates/Erasmus (2000-2006).

The ERASMUS programme is targeted at higher education institutions and their students, teachers and other staff and also at enterprises and other representatives of working life. The ERASMUS programme encourages students and staff mobility throughout Europe and promotes multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe and between higher education institutions and enterprises.

Actions supported by the ERASMUS programme

Decentralised actions:

Mobility of individuals, which may include:

  • Mobility of students for the purposes of studying or training in higher education institutions;
  • Mobility of students - placements in enterprises, training centres, research centres or other organisations;
  • Mobility of teaching staff in higher education institutions in order to teach in a partner higher education institution abroad;
  • Mobility of teaching and other staff in higher education institutions and staff of enterprises for purposes of training or teaching.


Organisation of mobility

Erasmus Intensive Language Courses (EILC) - specialized courses in the less widely known languages of the participating countries

Erasmus intensive programmes organised on a multilateral basis

Centralised actions:

Multilateral projects - focusing inter alia on innovation, experimentation and the exchange of good practice in the areas mentioned in the specific and operational objectives.

Multilateral networks - run by consortia of higher education institutions and representing a discipline or a cross-disciplinary field (‘Erasmus Thematic Networks´), which aim to develop new learning concepts and competencies. Such networks may also include representatives from other public bodies of from enterprises or associations.

Other initiatives - aimed at promoting the objectives of the Erasmus Programme (‘Accompanying Measures´).

General information for students


Students in higher education (universities or extra-university institutions) may spend a study period (from 3 to 12 months) in another participating country in the framework of agreed arrangements between universities. They generally receive a grant to help offset the ´mobility costs´ of studying in another country, such as travel, language preparation and differences in the cost of living. Their award depends on several elements which vary from country to country.

Full academic recognition for the study period carried out abroad must be ensured before departure, generally by the means of an ECTS Learning Agreement (now used by more than 1000 institutions across Europe).

The programme is open to all higher education students (up to and including doctorate) from a participating country, except for students enrolled in their first year of higher education.

The grants are administered through a network of National Agencies.

The European Commission also supports Erasmus Intensive Language Courses (EILCs) to enable Erasmus students to function socially and academically in a host country whose language is not widely spoken or taught abroad.

Special provisions are available for students with disabilities.

According to several studies, the Erasmus experience has a good impact not only in terms of academic and social aspects, but also on the future professional life of the students.

According to a survey requested by the European Parliament and published by the Commission in 2000, the economic background of Erasmus students does not seem to differ substantially from the average background of the University student population in Europe. However, some differences emerge when one compares the social and cultural background of Erasmus students with those of an average European student.

More information


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Title Name Family name Contact Role
Mgr. Andrea Klapuchová andrea.klapuchovanaepcz Erasmus - Intensive programmes
420 234 621 128
Ing. Dana Petrova dana.petrovanaepcz Erasmus - Programme manager
420 234 621 126
Ing. Olga Salingerová olga.salingerovanaepcz Erasmus - EILC Language courses
420 234 621 127