International Credit Mobility for Studies and Traineeship
International Credit Mobility under Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Programme is open to students and staff from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) established in Programme and Partner Countries. University of the Aegean is one of the HEIs in Greece that participate as Programme Country within the Erasmus+ Programme / International Credit Mobility.
Before the mobility activity …
… can take place, the sending institution must have signed an inter-institutional agreement with the University of the Aegean and the student must have been selected according to the procedure and the criteria set by his/her institution. Once the student has been selected, he/she will be provided with all necessary support including pre-departure preparation, monitoring during mobility, and formally recognizing the mobility period by the sending institution while the University of the Aegean will offer a study programme and give a copy of the Erasmus+ Student Charter. The Student Charter highlights the students’ rights and obligations. It tells the student what he/she is entitled to and what to expect from the sending and receiving organizations at each step of the Erasmus+ experience.
Before the mobility can start, the University of the Aegean and the participant must agree on the activities that the participant will undertake during the period abroad.
The learning agreement sets out the study programme to be followed by the student, defines the target learning outcomes and specifies the formal recognition provisions.
The participant grant agreement sets out the financial support and payment arrangements to the participant. The agreement must be signed by both parties before the start of the mobility. The first grant installment (80% or 70% of the total grant, depending of the project) can only be paid to the participant once this agreement has been signed.
Any part can request changes to the study programme within five weeks after the start of each semester. These changes should be agreed by all parties as soon as possible, within two weeks following the request.
Incoming students will also have to send the following required documents:
- English language certificate (minimum B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Languages): http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr.
- Statutory declaration in which the student declares that he/she will refund the whole or part of the grant in case of cancellation or earlier completion of the mobility project respectively
- Copy of the first page of the bank account passbook
- Copy of passport
- Copy of certificate of basic health insurance and a complementary private insurance (for the case of repatriation and specific intervention)
- Copy of civil liability insurance (mandatory only in case of traineeship)
- Copy of personal accident insurance (mandatory only in case of traineeship)
- Copy of Visa (if needed)
- Receipt of tickets payment (copy)
After the student’s arrival at the University of the Aegean,
he/she should submit the boarding passes
- In case of modifications of the Learning Agreement (tables A2 and B2) it should be completed, signed and resubmitted.
Students and doctoral candidates from Partner Countries will receive a monthly contribution to their expenses abroad of EUR 850. Each selected individual participant will also get a travel contribution based on the distance from the sending to the receiving institution and calculated by Distance Calcultor. Travel tickets, invoices and boarding passes must be available by the student if requested by the University of the Aegean.
At the end of the mobility period …
… all participants will be required to submit a final report. Students will receive the EU survey by email one month before the end of their mobility period, and submission of the report will trigger the payment of the final grant installment to the participant (30%).
Language of Instruction and International Courses
The official language is Greek. However, the UAegean provides International Modules in English for Erasmus Students.
You can find more information about the courses taught in English, in each of our Schools, in the following links:
In addition, final year undergraduate incoming Erasmus+ students may also choose to conduct all or part of their thesis project at the University of Aegean. Any student seeking to undertake part or the whole of a thesis project at the University of Aegean needs to look for and get in touch with potential supervisor(s) at the host Institution and make the necessary arrangements well in advance. Should a student choose to conduct only part of his/her thesis project, then he/she may need to select an additional number of courses offered in English in order to complete the required number of ECTS credits.
Furthermore, you are advised to visit the website of the Department in which you intend to study in order to have access to the complete list of Academic Curricula. Intensive Greek Courses are also organized for foreign students every semester.
Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators
Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators in the UAegean will provide you advice on academic issues (for example, possible changes in your learning agreements during your studies in the UAegean). You can meet them during their office hours or upon your regular advice time weekly. You may find a list of all the Erasmus+ Academic Coordinators of all the departments of UAegean, along with their contact details, in the link "Information" of the website.
ECTS and Grading System in the UAegean
The ECTS at the University of the Aegean is applied to all Schools and Departments.
One academic year = 60 ECTS
One semester = 30 ECTS
One trimester = 20 ECTS
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Accommodation: Incoming students may be entitled to free accommodation depending on room availability. If you are allocated a room, you will be informed in advance.
Visas: Detailed information for foreigners wishing to visit Greece and, by extension, the Schengen Area (visa requirements by country of origin, Greek or foreign Authorities that issue visas for Greece abroad) are provided at the official website of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs : http://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visa-types/national-visas.html
Student ID card: After your enrollment, the Department’s Secretariat will provide you with a personal identification number (Registration Number “A.M.”) needed in order to activate a personal account and to get a Username and an academic email account. By using your Username and the Password you can apply for your Academic Identification Card (Academic ID Card).
By using your Username and the Password you can apply for your Academic Identification Card (Academic ID Card) in the following link, after your registration in the specific platform of the Ministry of Education: https://submit-academicid.minedu.gov.gr/Default.aspx?l=en
Before you sign up and apply for the issue of your Academic ID Card, please visit the following site https://en-academicid.minedu.gov.gr/UserManual.aspx where you can find the manual: Guide for Submitting an Application with guidelines for foreign students in english.
Please note that the issuing of the card may take approximately two weeks.
The card identifies you as a student at the U-AEGEAN and it gives the right of access to libraries, sport facilities, museums etc. It also enables you to buy at half of the regular price, tickets or cards for all means of transport. The card must be presented to controllers of public transportation organization whenever there is a ticket control.
In order to Apply for your academic ID card (‘Paso’) you will need:
- An institutional account (username, password and e-mail) from the University of the Aegean
- A Greek cellphone number
- A digital photo of yourself
University of the Aegean
International Office of Academic
Programmes/ ERASMUS+ Office
University Hill, Marine Sciences Building,
Mytilene, 81100, Greece
Tel.: +30 22510 36167
Fax: +30 22510 36089