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Erasmus Study Exchanges

 

You have arrived at this page because you are interested in finding out how to apply to do an Erasmus exchange at one of CIT’s many Erasmus partner institutions abroad.

 

The first thing you need to do is to check which partner institutions have an exchange agreement with your department.  (Click here for partnership agreements list.)  If you scroll across to the right hand column, you’ll find the links to the institution websites.  Check out the courses and modules available to incoming exchange students, whether they are taught through English or through the local language, and then email the Erasmus Academic Coordinator for your department to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your options.  (Click here for the list of Erasmus Coordinators).

 

After this meeting, you should have a good idea of where you wish to go, and when.  You should then email the Erasmus Office (erasmus@cit.ie) to say that you wish to apply for an Erasmus exchange.  You will be invited to a meeting in the Erasmus Office to discuss the application schedule and requirements, as well as the Erasmus funding available.  You will be asked to follow the application procedure outlined below (Steps 1-5), ensuring that you apply before the relevant deadline.

 

(CIT) Outgoing Erasmus application deadlines:

 

  • Applications for Autumn semester or full year abroad: 15th March 2017
  • Applications for Spring Semester: 15th October 2017

 

Please note that applications arriving after these deadlines will not be considered.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DOCUMENTS

 

STEP 1

Complete the Erasmus application form for outgoing study exchanges. (The Application Form can be downloaded here) Ensure that the second page is signed by your departmental academic coordinator.  Email the form to erasmus@cit.ie.

 

STEP 2

Contact the Erasmus academic coordinator in your department for advice on selecting the most suitable modules/course offered by the partner institutions.  (Please see link above.)  Before this meeting, you should check the websites of your department’s partner institutions and research the modules which will be available during the period of your planned exchange semester/s.

 

STEP 3

You will then need to complete an Erasmus Learning Agreement, indicating the modules and credits you plan to take at the host institution. Both the application form and the learning agreement must be approved by your Academic Coordinator before they are submitted to the Erasmus Office. Please see Guideline for Completing Erasmus Learning Agreement for further information.

 
STEP 4

Following receipt of the signed application form and learning agreement, the Erasmus Office will send an email to the partner institution nominating you for an Erasmus exchange there.  The host institution will then contact you with details of how to apply on-line, and which support documents you will need to upload with your application.

 
STEP 5

Students will be asked to upload some of all of the documents listed below, with their on-line application:

  • Signed Erasmus Learning Agreement
  • Copy of European Health Insurance Card (must be valid for period full Erasmus period.  (http://www.ehic.ie)
  • Copy of photo page of valid passport
  • Transcript of Results from most recent examinations

 

Some institutions require applicants to print out a copy of the completed application form, get it signed and stamped, and email it to the institution.

After the application deadline has passed, the host institution will send an acceptance email or letter, directly to the student, or to the CIT Erasmus Office, and you can then go ahead and make all practical arrangements for your exchange.

The CIT Erasmus Office will then prepare the necessary documentation for you to complete and sign so that you can be allocated Erasmus funding for the exchange.

 

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