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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 (erasmuscork@mtu.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 
  • Applications for Spring Semester: 15th October 

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 (erasmuscork@mtu.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 or 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 (some host Institutions may ask you to upload additional documents - please check the information for applicants on their website).

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.

Important Information -  Insurance Travel Policy

Travel Insurance

Please note the following clause (below) from the MTU insurance policy, concerning the additional three week period of insurance cover for students going on Erasmus.  This can either be at the beginning or the end of the Erasmus exchange period.  If a student travels to the host country more than three weeks before the start of the Erasmus period, then the student will not be covered by the MTU insurance policy, and will have to purchase their own travel insurance, which will need to cover medical and repatriation cover, for the whole period of their time abroad. 

Important guidelines of Travel Insurance & health in the below link - 

http://Travel insurance & health - Department of Foreign Affairs (dfa.ie)

The student must provide the Erasmus office with evidence of this insurance policy, or they will not be allowed to go on the Erasmus exchange. 

 As a special condition to the travel insurance policy, Erasmus students are allowed have 3 weeks at either end of their trip for personal travel.  

It is also noted that Erasmus students may take up to a maximum of 3 weeks personal travel, either immediately at the beginning or immediately at the end of their Erasmus Programme, outside of the Republic of Ireland (or Permanent Country of Residence for those students who are not originally from Republic of Ireland) during this time.

Do not book flights until you receive a letter of acceptance from your host college / Institution has been confirmed in writing.

For more information prior to your departere please consult our ERASMUS OUTGOING HANDBOOK

 

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