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Erasmus Debrecen

Erasmus Debrecen

Erasmus

For undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and university staff members from Europe.

Erasmus is the EU’s flagship education and training programme, enabling two hundred thousand students to study and work abroad each year, as well as supporting cooperative actions between higher education institutions across Europe. It caters not only for students, but also for professors and business staff who want to teach abroad and for university staff who want to be trained abroad.

The programme is named after the humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1465-1536) whose travels for work and study took him to the era?s great centres of learning, including Paris, Leuven and Cambridge. Like the man, the Erasmus programme places great importance on mobility and furthering career prospects through learning. By leaving his fortune to the University of Basel, Erasmus became a pioneer in the mobility grants which now bear his name. Studies show that a period spent abroad not only enriches students’ lives in the academic field but also in the acquisition of intercultural skills and self-reliance. Staff exchanges have similar beneficial effects, both for the people participating and for the home and host institutions.  In addition to mobility, the programme supports higher education institutions working together through intensive programs, networks and multilateral projects.

Who can participate?

The programme is open to the 27 Member States of the European Union, the three EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and to Turkey (as a candidate country).

Do I have to speak Hungarian in order to participate?

No. The University of Debrecen offers a number of English language programmes, mainly in the fields of natural sciences, computer science, engineering, medical studies, music, gender studies, drama studies, British and American studies. Additional courses may be started on demand.

What can I expect as an Erasmus student?

Every student receives a grant which covers part of the costs of the stay abroad and you will not pay any university fees. All these rights, as well as your obligations are described in the Erasmus Students Charter. All courses taken abroad, should receive full credit from the home university. In addition, a student can improve language skills by participating in one of the Erasmus Intensive Language Courses offered at the host university.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in participating in Erasmus, just contact the international relations office of your home university and ask about Erasmus Programme. Also ESN (Erasmus Student Network) sections can provide you will relevant information about their universities. For more information visit www.esn.org or ec.europa.eu.

Bogdan Puiu
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