ERASMUS+ KA1 International Credit Mobility for students
(Studying abroad – short mobility)
By studying abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve your communication, language, and inter-cultural skills and gain soft skills highly valued by future employers.
Opportunities are available for students at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral levels.
Your study period abroad can last from a minimum of 3 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months.
You can benefit from 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 (BA, MA, or PhD) study.
To study abroad with Erasmus+, you must be registered in a higher education institution in Kosovo. For students in the first cycle (Bachelor), you need to be at least in the second year of your studies.
Your home institution and the receiving institution must have an inter-institutional agreement between them for you to study there with Erasmus+.
Before the study abroad period:
After the study abroad period:
You may receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to your travel and subsistence costs. It may vary according to differences in living costs between Kosovo and the destination country, the number of students applying for a grant, the distance between countries and the availability of other grants.
Grant levels and fixed rates for exchanges between Programme and Partner countries are published in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
How to apply
You can apply through the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution in Kosovo.
You should be selected by your sending higher education institution in a fair and transparent way.
Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions may apply for additional funding after they have been selected for a mobility period.
Each Kosovo University/College is eligible to apply for Erasmus+ KA1 International Credit Mobility partnerships. Therefore, students interested to apply for Erasmus+ scholarships should contact the international relations or project offices in their institutions to learn if any Erasmus + mobility project is being implemented.
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".