It is our pleasure to announce that VERN' University of Applied Sciences has participated in the Erasmus&Erasmus+ Programme since the academic year 2011/12!
The European Union's Erasmus+ Programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
Erasmus+ International dimension:
Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension: cooperation with Partner Countries notably in the field of higher education and youth, through institutional partnerships, youth cooperation and mobility worldwide.
In order to apply for admission at VERN' for the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme, after being nominated by their home university, students need to send the Application Form and Learning Agreement (signed and approved by their home institution) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and also to the following address:
VERN' University of Applied Sciences
International Cooperation Office
Iblerov trg 10, 10 000 Zagreb
Deadlines for Erasmus exchange:
15 May – winter semester
15 November – summer semester
1) Information Sheet, Courses offered in English & Accommodation information
2) Required documents to be delivered
3) Other information’s
Language requirements: B2 English level is recommended for studies in English.
Health Insurance: All students need to bring European health insurance card or they can have a private/travel health insurance that is valid during the entire period of study in Croatia.
All incoming students and staff have the opportunity to study Croatian language at the Croaticum center - Croatian language course for foreigners at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Interested applicants should contact the Croaticum center. More information is available here.
The Erasmus Programme gives our partner universities’ staff, both teaching and non-teaching, the opportunity to spend a short period of time teaching or working at VERN' University of Applied Sciences.
The main objectives of Erasmus Staff Mobility are:
Forms to be sent:
Duration of the activity
For all activates: 2 days to 2 months - the minimum 2 days must be consecutive. In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay). If the mobility lasts longer than one week, the minimum number of teaching hours for an incomplete week should be proportional to the duration of that week.
Venue(s) of the activity
Staff must carry out their mobility activity in any Programme Country or Partner Country different from the country of the sending organization and the staff country of residence.
Staff mobility for teaching: staff working in a Programme or Partner Country HEI. Staff from enterprises working in any Programme Country public or private organization active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth (including employed doctoral candidates) that has been invited to teach at an HEI in a Programme Country. Staff mobility for training: staff working in a Programme or Partner Country HEI.
For more information please contact the Head of International Cooperation Office: Mr. Dubravko Kraus at email@example.com
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+. The award of an ECHE is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in a Programme Country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under Erasmus+
1) Procedure for ECTS credit allocation
The number of ECTS for each course is defined by the study programs and in compliance with the ECTS User’s Guide. Students who participate in the mobility program have to choose compatible courses at a partner institution.
Learning Agreement is created based on the compatibility of course content (learning outcome) of home and receiving institution. The required percentage of compatibility is 70 per cent. Course-load assessment, i.e. the number of ECTS, is also taken into account. The difference in course content is in most cases very small and thus the number of ECTS allocated to a certain course at home institution is recognized.
Before leaving for mobility, students discuss the syllabus of chosen courses with the head of study program and vice-dean for studies. Upon final agreement of chosen courses, Learning Agreement is signed by the student, the head of program and vice-dean from VERN’ and the responsible persons from the partner institution. Any possible changes are written in changes attached to LA.
2) Language policy for preparing participants for mobility & OLS
At VERN' University students are required to take a minimum of four English courses, mostly business English. Besides English, depending on the area of study, students are required to take another foreign language depending on their preferences. Students are tested in the level of proficiency of any foreign language before assigning them to the groups. Students have an opportunity to prepare and take Cambridge ESOL Examinations within their education at VERN'.
Before leaving for the mobility period and on return from mobility period, students need to take part at ERASMUS+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS).
While applying for the mobility period, students are required to write motivation letter and CV in English and they have a written and oral examination of English and other languages they speak. A professor of a foreign language is always the member of the Erasmus mobility selection committee.
The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants. The OLS offers participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities the opportunity to assess their skills in the foreign language(s) they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, selected participants may take an online language course to improve their competence.
3) Mobility recognition
Upon successful completion of the set of educational components included in the Learning Agreement and confirmed by the Transcript of Records sent by the receiving institution and made available to the student, the sending institution should fully recognise the agreed number of credits.
Upon the mobility period, heads of study examine the transcript of records, LAs and changes to LAs to verify any changes in terms of course content or ECTS and bring the final decision about recognition of mobility achievements. It must then transfer them into the student’s program and use them to satisfy the qualification requirements. The sending institution should specify clearly how the educational components taken abroad have been integrated into the home degree program (when applicable, grades are converted). In case the students have not completed them successfully at the receiving institution, institutional procedures should be defined for assessment of educational components. Such procedures should be communicated to students before the beginning of the mobility.
Traineeships are obligatory within all study programs at VERN’ and before leaving for a traineeship abroad, traineeship program must be approved by the traineeship office. If all requirements are fulfilled upon student’s return to home institution then traineeship program is recorded in the student’s diploma supplement.
Transcript of records are issued by VERN’ for all incoming students upon the completion of their mobility period at VERN'. Transcript contains full, accurate and timely record of all achievements.