EEA&Norway Grants for students



EEA&Norway grants for students

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

This action allows students from Romanian universities to undertake a study  of 3 to 12 months (within the same academic year) or a placement  period of 2 to 12 months (within the same academic year) in one of the DS; reciprocally, it allows students from DS universities to undertake a study or placement period  under the same duration conditions as above (within the same academic year) in one of the Romanian HEIs. Mobility periods can be combined (study+placement).

Student mobility for study is undertaken in the framework of "inter-institutional agreements" previously concluded between UABand host institutions, both institutions needing to have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) approved by the European Commission.

"Placement" defines a period of "training" or "practice". Organisations that can host student placements are companies, training centres, research centres or other organisations, including HEIs.

Students will be selected by UAB , through a clear and transparent process. Eligible students are any students enrolled in any cycle of education (graduate, master, PhD). These students are considered "beneficiaries of EEA grants" and are equivalent to Erasmus students.

NB: Please note that a student who received a grant under the framework of the 1-st Call would not be eligible to be selected under this 2-nd Call.

Before starting their mobility, the EEA students will sign a contract for study or placement, which will include the following documents:

       ·         a "learning agreement"/"training agreement" which will describe the study/placement programme;  this agreement will be approved and signed by UAB , the hosting HEI and the student concerned;

       ·         "The EEA Student Charter" detailing the rights and obligations of students during their mobility abroad, which is similar to the Erasmus Student Charter.

The document is available  at http://www.see-burse.ro/

Besides the above mentioned documents, for placements, the contract will also include:

       ·         A "commitment for quality in mobility" which describes the rights and obligations of all parties participating in the placement abroad.

The document is available at http://www.see-burse.ro/

At the end of the period spent abroad, the hosting institutions will provide the student and UAB with a transcript of records which will confirm that the agreed programme has been followed and will detail the results obtained by the student. UAB will validate the entire mobility period, according to the study/placement contract, preferably using the ECTS system. The EEA mobility period will also be included in the Diploma Supplement.

Particularly in the case of a placement period that is not included in the student"s curriculum, UAB should validate this placement at least by including it in the Diploma Supplement.

EEA students are exempt of tuition fees or fees for enrolment, exams and access to laboratories and libraries in the hosting institution. During the EEA study/placement abroad, the students will continue to receive any scholarships or loans that they were benefiting from already in their country of origin.

Students with special needs can request a specific grant, after being selected for a mobility period.