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In-detail guidelines for Erasmus+ applications

Erasmus+ Study stays Mobility

FAMU has in place contracts with more than 40 universities which accommodate Erasmus+ students. A study stay can give you new experience, contacts and networking opportunities. Please submit your applications for Erasmus+ study and work stays for academic year 2019/2020 by January 20, 2019. [Please send your questions to vit.korinek@famu.cz]

Erasmus+ Study stays Applications

1. Study stays are possible from the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s program. The Animated Film, Directing, Cinematography, Editing and Sound Departments require their students to have completed mandatory projects, particularly the Bachelor film, which means students may practically take a study stay towards the end of their 3rd year. The most appropriate solution is dividing the 3rd year and finishing it with the help of credits awarded for the study stay (all credits granted by the host school, up to a total of 30 per semester, are recognised; the minimum is 18). In the Master’s programs, there are no restrictions on mobility. No study stays are possible once the student has completed his/her studies.

2. A list of schools with which there is a contract in place is available here. Please check the website of your chosen school, find the study plans and information for Erasmus+ applicants. (If you are interested in a school outside the list, please contact the Vice-Dean for International Relations).  

3. Consult your intention of studying abroad with your Department ahead of time.

4. Fill in the application and have it approved by the Department Head (or Deputy). State your contact details as well as a brief motivation to travel to the school/schools in question (you can list up to three schools in the order of your preference). Please state whether you would like to spend one or two semesters away in the upcoming year.  

5. Leave the filled-in and approved application in room 345 on Petr Michal’s table; the deadline is January 18.  

6. The Vice-Dean for International Relations will nominate the applicants as the FAMU applicants for study stays within two months.

7. Please consider your application binding. If you decide to cancel your approved study stay without grave reasons, it may affect the consideration of any potential application you might file in the future.  

8. The nominated applicants shall send their Application form to the selected school and submit the materials according to the requirements formulated by the school to which they intend to travel (it may be a specific application, presentation of portfolio, proof of language skills).  

9. The target school decides whether the student is admitted. If the student is not admitted, he/she can try and apply with another school upon consultation with the Vice-Dean for International Relations. 

Departing for Erasmus+ study stays

1. Roughly three weeks prior to your departure, you will sign a financial agreement with the Vice-Dean for International Relations. Your scholarship will be disbursed on the basis of the agreement.  

2. Prior to and after your study stay, you are obliged to sit a short language test – Online Linguistic Support. This is a prerequisite for your scholarship to be disbursed.

3. Prior to your departure, you have to take out insurance for the entire term of your study stay, including insurance of medical expenses, liability insurance and accident insurance. This is a prerequisite for the financial agreement.

4. Please be aware that the scholarship covers roughly 50-70 % of your expenses.

5. Prior to your departure, please arrange your study obligations that must absolutely be completed with the Department Head or other teachers as necessary.

6. Prior to your departure (or right there), you must fill in the Learning Agreement, i.e. your agreement on the study stay. Choose the subjects you wish to complete at the school, and enter them in Table A. The same subjects must be entered in Table B as the equivalent of Czech subjects because they will be recognised by FAMU as electives.  Your receiving school will verify your LA. You have to obtain 18 credits at the least, and 30 credits at the most per semester at the receiving school.

Return from Erasmus+ study stays

1.  At the end of your study stay, have your Confirmation of Length of Stay verified by the local Erasmus+ coordinator; the date of your study stay must be exactly identical to the date listed in your financial agreement.  

2. Then, fill in the third section of the Learning Agreement (Section to be completed after the mobility), where you list the subjects completed at the partner school and the total of credits granted in Table C, and the same subjects recognised as electives by FAMU in Table D. In fact, all the tables in your Learning Agreement contain the same sets of subjects.

3. The final section of the Learning Agreement form (Section to be completed after the mobility) may be replaced by a Transcript of Records concerning your completed subjects.

4. The ultimate completion of your stay is filling in the final report which you will receive from AMU Rector’s Offices by e-mail and which will be kept at the AMU site. Please state that all of the credits granted will be recognised by your home school (FAMU) even in cases where you have no need for credits (you are in the queuing or divided mode). The subjects completed at the foreign school will be registered in KOS as electives and will be stated in your Diploma Supplement when you graduate.  

5. A failure to meet the terms and conditions of the financial agreement, particularly a failure to comply with the time of your stay abroad, will be assessed as a reason to refund the corresponding part of the scholarship granted. A failure to submit the required documents may be considered a reason to refund your scholarship for the entire stay!

In-detail guidelines for Erasmus+ applications – Traineeships

Erasmus+ Mobility (Work Stay)

Traineeship within the Erasmus+ mobility program are open to students of the Bachelor’s (1st year and up), Master’s and PhD study programs. The stay may take 2 to 12 months.  The Animated Film, Directing, Cinematography, Documentary Film, Editing and Sound Departments require their students to have completed mandatory projects, particularly the Bachelor film, which means students may practically take a study stay towards the end of their 3rd year. The most appropriate solution is dividing the 3rd year and finishing it with the help of credits awarded for the mobility program. A traineeship mobility is an equivalent of a specialised internship; it earns credits (a minimum of 10, a maximum of 20 credits per semester). No trainseeships are possible once the student has completed his/her studies.

Please file your applications for Erasmus+ study mobility and traineeship mobility for the academic year 2019/2020 by January 18, 2019. Mobility applications may be processed and accommodated even past this deadline if there are funds available; please request more information at vit.korinek@famu.cz.

Undertaking an Erasmus+ Traineeship mobility

1.    You find the institution for your traineeship mobility yourself. Your taineeship should be linked to the field of your studies, or at least to the cultural or art sphere (it may be a University, public institution, or even a commercial entity – there are no restrictions. The traineeship must take place in the territory of Europe or Turkey).

2.    Fill in the application and have it approved by the Department Head (or Deputy). State your contact details as well as a brief motivation to travel to your selected institution and the intended duration of your stay.

3.    Leave the filled-in and approved application in room 345 on Petr Michal’s table.

4.    At the same time, negotiate the description of the content fo your traineeship. You can request assistance from the Vice-Dean for International Relations.

5.    Please consider your application binding. If you decide to cancel your approved traineeship without serious reasons, it may affect the consideration of any potential application you might file in the future.

6.    One month prior to your departure, submit your Learning Agreement for Traineeship verified by the receiving institution to the Vice-Dean for International Relations.

7.    Prior to your departure, please arrange your study obligations that must absolutely be completed with the Department Head or other teachers as necessary.

8.    At the same time, submit a proof of insurance for the entire term of your stay. The insurance policy must include insurance of medical expenses, liability insurance and accident insurance, and must extend to the entire term of your traineeship mobility.

9.    Subsequently, you can sign the financial agreement which is the basis for a scholarship to be granted. The amount of the scholarship varies depending on the country of your stay.

Return from Erasmus+ traineeship

1.    Have your Confirmation of Length of Stay verified; the date of your study stay must be exactly identical to the date listed in your financial agreement.

2.    Fill in the third section of the Learning Agreement for Traineeship (Section to be completed after the mobility) and have it verified.

3.    Submit all the documents to the Vice-Dean for International Relations upon arrival. Missing or incomplete documents may constitute a reason to refund the financial support for your entire stay.