KA1 (ICM – studying abroad – short mobility for students)
Opportunities to study abroad are available to students at short cycle Bachelor and Master levels and Doctoral candidates.
If an Kosovo Higher education Institution (Public or private) has been selected as winner in a bilateral project in the International Credit Mobility framework, its students can profit from short term mobility, from 3 up to 12 months for Bachelor, Master and PHD students. Students can also do a blended mobility, combining a virtual period with a physical short or long-term mobility. The short-term physical presence abroad as part of blended mobility lasts a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 30 days.
You can benefit of an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times, either as a student or as a trainee, but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.
“Cycle” refers to the level of study as defined by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):
For “one-cycle” courses such as medicine or architecture, you can go abroad with Erasmus+ for as long as 24 months.
To study abroad with Erasmus+, you must be registered in a higher education institution in Kosovo and enrolled in studies leading to a recognized degree or tertiary-level qualification. For students in the first cycle, you need to be at least in the second year of your studies.
Your period of study abroad must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs, and be part of the study programme that you are following.
Your home institution and the receiving institution must have an inter-institutional agreement between them for you to study there with Erasmus+.
All applicants should contact the international relations or project offices in their institutions to learn if any Erasmus+ mobility project is being implemented. They should receive information pertaining to the time of launching of individual applications, selection criteria, application time-frame, etc.
The language requirements are specified in the inter-institutional agreement between the two universities.
You can apply through the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution.
You should be selected by your sending higher education institution in a fair and transparent way.
A student ought to know:
Selections criteria for students and staff are stipulated in agreement between the sending are receiving institutions. They should be announced when the call for applications is launched and be properly advertised.
Recognition of the study period is a compelling condition between the two institutions. The receiving institution is obliged to equip the student and sending institution with the list of results and the sending institution is obliged to fully acknowledge the modules implemented and the list of results he achieved. For such reason the student fills the “Learning Agreement for studies”.
For additional information, please contact the international relations or project office in your University.
I am Lirim Mehmetaj, a student from Kosovo at the University of Prishtina. Last winter semester, and currently this summer semester, I am studying at the University of Salzburg. By coming and being part of a new living and studying environment it was pretty interesting, but also challenging and very demanding. Referring to life in Salzburg, you can easily find yourself traveling into times because Salzburg indeed is a very old city filled with culture. Small and narrow alleys, paved with stones at the old part of the town, are impressive. Moreover, University is filled with students of different countries from all around the world, therefore every new acquaintance, except a new friendship is also a lesson which makes you know and understand better the diversity and multiculturalism. Erasmus is a great opportunity for Kosovar students to study and travel abroad. It is awesome that this kind of program gave me the chance to meet the world and meet new experiences, because I as a Kosovar citizen, cannot always travel freely. It is great that the EU made it possible for me to study with Erasmus. The program helps you not in just fulfilling your dreams, but also, living beyond them. Therefore, it is an extraordinary experience which changes your life forever.
"In life to be successful, you have to face challenges... and most of the time these challenges will make you understand yourself, life itself and your skills".