Frequently Asked Questions
How much money will I receive for studying/working abroad through the Erasmus programme? Will this amount suffice?
The amount of financial contribution for study/work abroad is given as a fixed monthly rate, set yearly by the National Agency for European Educational Programs and depends on the country where you will study/work. A current list of countries and financial amounts are available here.
Generally, financial contributions will cover basic expenses, such as accommodation and food. Of course, the type of accommodation and your standard of living will greatly affect your budget. We recommend considering all options when looking for accommodation (dormitories, private accommodation), since prices of accommodation abroad can vary greatly. For example, the cost of dormitory in Lyon, France is cca 290 EUR/month while private accommodation offered by the university is cca 400 EUR/month. Therefore, your search for accommodation should be extensive and should not be left to the last minute.
The experience of a FaME student: “My Erasmus study abroad program was in France. As for finances, I tried to save up during the week so that I could travel over the weekend, for example to the Alps. I agreed with my parents, prior to my departure, that they would send me the same amount of money as if I were at home, in the Czech Republic. So financially, I was ok. But it is better to have some savings just in case, because you never know what can happen.”
I already went on Erasmus but would like to go again. What are my options?
A student can undertake a study stay or internship abroad with a total length of a maximum of 12 months per study cycle (bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral). Thus it is possible to complete a 6-month study stay and a 6-month internship, or for example a whole 12-month study stay, always however there is a 12-month limit in one study cycle. TBU offers also other options than Erasmus+.
Students often use the so-called freemover programme. As a freemover, you can visit any university in the world. The bilateral agreement AIA offers study opportunities in more than 40 countries worldwide. Another option is the CEEPUS programme, which offers study programmes in Central European countries, such as Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland, Austria, Moldova and others. You can also travel to Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland with the Norwegian funds and funds EHP programmes.
Which documents do I have to bring to the TBU International Office prior to leaving for Erasmus?
If the foreign university has accepted you, they will send the confirmed Learning Agreement (possibly also an Acceptance Letter) to your home address or to the TBU International Office, which you need to bring with you to the TBU International Office no later than on the day of the signing of the financial agreement. Without the Learning Agreement confirmed by the foreign institution (or Letter of Acceptance) the financial agreement cannot be signed. The signing of the financial agreement usually takes place at the TBU International Office, 2-3 weeks prior to the planned departure for your study abroad.
In order to conclude the financial agreement, it is also necessary to correctly mark the dates of the semester, based on which the amount of your financial aid is calculated.
When studying abroad during the winter semester, you must also be enrolled for the next year of your study, prior to the financial agreement signing.
Which documents should I bring to the TBU International Office after my return from Erasmus study abroad?
Within 15 days of your arrival, you must submit at the TBU International Office the Transcript of Records, where the results of your study abroad are noted. You will obtain this document from the foreign institution (personally, by email or mail). If the Transcript of Records is not available to you within 15 days, please contact the TBU International Office.
Within 15 days of your arrival, you should also bring to the TBU International Office the Confirmation of Erasmus Study Period, where the length of your stay must correspond with the length of stay indicated in the financial agreement.
In case you changed subjects while abroad, you also have to submit the Learning Agreement Changes to the TBU International Office.
Do not forget to fill out the final report in the Database of final reports.