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ERASMUSBILATERAL AGREEMENTS Limited for the European Union Safe, organized Available for everyone Scholarships for everyone Scholarship covers travel + ca Eur living grant Clear documentation For the EXPERIENCED And the BRAVEST Very different cultures Very far from home Tuition fees waved NO DEFINITE SCHOLARSHIPS Need to be in excellent academic standing
TUT participates in the programme 12 years More than 300 partnership agreements Last academic year ◦ Erasmus outgoing students: 158 ◦ Ersmus interns: 61 ◦ (Other bilateral agreements: 11 students) Incoming students: about 270
Most successful mobility program in the world All EU countries and candidate countries + Norway and Switzerland Student exchange 3 –12 months (1 semester) Well established system – simple paperwork Erasmus scholarship
◦ Opportunity to live and study abroad ◦ Opportunity to improve your English or learn a new foreign language ◦ Opportunity to get to know a new culture ◦ Valuable addition to your CV ◦ Gain independence, put yourself to a test ◦ Make new friends – for life _______________________________________ SAFE AND WELL ORGANIZED NO TUITION FEES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE ERASMUS PROGRAM
Active student status One completed study year in TUT Grade point average at least 3.0 Sufficient knowledge of the foreign language you’re going to study in (B2 language level) High, „right kind of“ motivation
Exchange is only possible between universities that have signed an agreement Agreements are between FACULTIES. Agreements state a specific number or students and study months. NB! INSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENTS Depending on available spots, you can also apply to other faculties’ agreements
Depends on the country and university In most universities, at least some courses are offered in English (as a rule NOT in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal...) Opportunity to participate in the Erasmus language and culture courses (small languages of EU)
You can attend courses or write your final thesis (Only if the receiving university can provide you with a supervisor) Minimum 15 ECP per semester All courses taken at the host university are confirmed with a LEARNING AGREEMENT before the study period begins. All subjects confirmed on the Learning Agreement will be transferred to TUT. IF YOU GO ON EXCHANGE, YOUR STUDY PERIOD IN ESTONIA WILL BE EXTENDED BY A SEMESTER!
No tuition fees during the exchange! (NB! Registration fee 64 Eur per semester) Erasmus scholarship consists of two parts: ◦ Travel grant ◦ Living grant - €320 to €450 per month Scholarship WILL NOT COVER all expenses! Erasmus minimum if you receive other support Additional scholarhsip for disabled students Credit transfer is free of charge
Civil Engineering: Betra LEESMENT Power Engineering: Zoja RAUD Social Sciences (including Law): Andreas SEPP Infotechnology: Rauno GORDON Chemistry : Tiina LÕUGAS Science: Viia LEPANE Economics (including International Relations): Kaja LUTSOJA Mechanical Engineering: Jüri LAVRENTJEV
Each student can participate in the Erasmus programme twice: Erasmus studies – 3-12 months Erasmus internship – 3-12 months
In a company/organization in the field of your studies In partner university’s labs or officies Not allowed: Official European Union institutions and organizations Foreign embassies and consulates of Estonia
Mostly independently by contacting companies directly During Erasmus studies With faculty coordinator’s help In the web page of International Relations Office Erasmus Placements
WORK PLAN ◦ Completed with the help of the receiving company/organization ◦ Confirmed by three parties – the student, his home university and the receiving company PLACEMENT AGREEMENT ◦ A financial agreement between the student and his home university CONFIRMATION LETTER about completion of the internship INTERNSHIP FINAL REPORT
Agreements in Asia: ◦ Korea ◦ China ◦ Taiwan ◦ Singapore ◦ Japan Agreements in Russia: ◦ Moscow ◦ St. Petersburg Georgia Canada Mexico
Hallym University ◦ International Business Management, Political Sciences, Chemistry, Biotechnology ◦ DUO Korea scholarship (2 students from Estonia) Kyungpook National University ◦ Business Management, Political Sciences ◦ KNU special scholarships (2011/2012 – 2 students) Sun Moon University ◦ Civil Engineering, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering ◦ Scholarship to cover dormitory and meal plan
University of Science and Technology, Beijing ◦ Considers our offer of free accommodations University of Shanghai for Science and Technology ◦ In Sino-British College all courses in English ◦ Shanghai Government Scholarships for International Students University of Southern Taiwan ◦ 3 Master programs in English Global Business Administration, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering ◦ Free accommodations Taiwan TECH ◦ New agreement, no definite scholarships yet
National University of Electrocommunications ◦ Language and culture courses ◦ Core studies in English ◦ Science and Engineering studies in English (15 – 18 subjects from 7 departments ◦ INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT in English Master students who have completed at least one semester of study Scholarship programme JUSST - Japanese Studies in Science and Technology – covers travel+accommodations
Russia: Bauman Moscow State Technical University ◦ One of Russias oldest, largest, most prestigious universities St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics (ENGECON) Georgia: Caucasus University ◦ Prestigious private university in Tbilisi ◦ Small, modern, innovative ◦ TUT agreement with Tallinn Law School Currently no scholarships available
National University of Singapore (NUS) ◦ One of the top universities of the world ◦ Language of instruction – English ◦ TOEFL or IELTS certificate required ◦ Very popular among TUT students ◦ We can send 2 students per year, one per semester DUO Singapore scholarship
CANADA Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax ◦ Bachelor studies only ◦ Very many different fields ◦ Language of Instruction – English MEXICO IPADE Business school ◦ Most prestigious business school in Latin America ◦ Selected courses in English (field of business) No scholarships available at this point
No definite scholarships for outside of EU Some schools offer their special scholarships to TUT students (University of Electrocommunications in Japan, Fachhochschule Kiel in Germany, Sun Moon University in Korea, Southern Taiwan University+possibly Beijing and Kyungpook) For most, students have to apply for competitive national or international scholarships Excellent academic standing and language skills required.
BOTH ERASMUS AND BILATERAL AGREEMENTS Application deadline is 28 September, 2012 1. Study the website: 2. Select 3 partner universties 3. Submit the Exchange Studies application via OIS Upload your CV and language certificate. 4. Check your and OIS for an invitation to interview 5. Pass an interview to prove your motivation 6. Decision within 3 weeks.
This opportunity is open for you only during your university years Later in life you can study, live or work abroad, but nobody will help you organize it and you won’t get a scholarship Don’t miss your opportunity!
Any questions you have, please contact MARI PEETS III- 210 THANK YOU!