Students can study abroad (the study exchange program) or work abroad (the practical placements' program) through the Erasmus+ program. Information about Erasmus+ practical placements can be found on the faculty website here.
Erasmus+ Study abroad in 2019/2020: general information
The information about the selection procedure for students' exchanges within the Erasmus+ can be found in the faculty Erasmus+ notice for the given academic year, which is usually released in January or in the first half of February, all the up-to-date information is here.
1. Erasmus exchanges are offered through our agreements with specific partner institutions in specific subject areas and at specific levels of study (Bachelor, Master, etc.). Students from any of our study programmes may apply for any of these exchanges, but only in the subject area listed, i.e. if you pick a university where we have an exchange in Sociology or Journalism, you cannot use that agreement to go and study Economics (or vice versa). You can only apply to study the subject area specified. If you are a Bachelor student, you can apply only for agreements for Bachelor students, or those which are headed "All". As Masters students, you can apply only for agreements that specifically say they are for Masters students, or those which are headed "All".
2. Because of the very large number of applicants we anticipate for this programme, the first round of selection has been divided up between our institutes and the International Office. Each agreement has been assigned to a specific institute, or to the International Office. You can identify where the first round is being held by the code letters in the table (IES = Economics, IKSZ = Media Studies, IMS = International Studies, IPS = Political Science, ISS = Sociology, OZS = International Office). APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE TO THE RELEVANT LOCATION. We will not have time to sort out and transfer wrongly addressed applications between institutes before interviews begin.
3. APPLICATIONS. Students are allowed to make a maximum of 3 applications. All the information about submitting applications can be found in the Erasmus+ notice. Students are asked to submit only ONE cover letter for all applications to those universities/slots that are administered by the IES. In this cover letter (1-2 pages), students should explain what they expect from the Erasmus+ exchange in general, why they want to study abroad, which universities they choose and why, and which particular courses they intend to study. In the case students apply also to universities administered by other institutes, they must elaborate individual cover letters for these applications.
4. ELIGIBILITY. Erasmus+ program is now available to ALL degree-seeking students of Charles University regardless of citizenship. The first-year Bachelor students may apply, too (see the special conditions in the Guideline 1/2019). Students may spend abroad with Erasmus+ program 12 months in total in each level of their studies (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.).
5. DEADLINES. All the deadlines are given in the Erasmus+ notice. Applications should be usually submitted by the end of February. From the academic year 2018/2019, Selection Committee will no longer invite students for verbal interviews. The quality of a student will be assessed based on his or her application. To make the assessment more comfortable, students will be asked to fill in an online Google form. The link is available here. Please, log in with your faculty gmail to access the form.
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Erasmus+ selection procedure at the IES: Study abroad in 2019/2020
All the information about selection procedure at the IES is summarized in the Guideline 1/2019.
The current University Ranking for study exchanges in 2019/2020 is available here.
In 2018, we received funding for around 80 five-month stays, while only around 70 students applied. For the upcoming year, we expect the funding will not decrease. Students within the quota have full funding guaranteed. So all interested students received funding for their studies abroad with Erasmus+ in the academic year 2018/2019.
When making your decision at which universities you apply, take into account your probability of getting matched with your preferred university. As the matching system is rather complicated and successful matching of students depends on choices of other students, we elaborated an indicative matching simulation file that should help students to find out which alternatives are accessible for them. The more students participate, the more accurate results students can get. It is a google sheet which can be accessed when a student is logged to his faculty gmail account. The link is available here. Please, log in with your faculty email address to access the file and read the instructions carefully.
In very exceptional cases, if a student remained unmatched, she could be given an opportunity to apply for a university with vacant slots. See the details here.
You should definitely hand in three applications to increase probability of success.
Nobody will get funding for more than one term (5 months), there is the only exception for universities which accept students only for the whole academic year. When interested, you may ask the International Office to prolong your stay and to get additional funding.
Incoming and outgoing students: statistics
Contact person for IES: PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D., email: stastna [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz