Europe has a growing need for equipping its citizens with training and skills and for fostering creativity. The world is rapidly changing and, therefore, it is vital for education and training systems to keep up with this development, adapting, modernising, and making the best use of the new opportunities that arise from such development. Erasmus+ can make an important contribution to help tackle the challenges posed by this constant change.
- Erasmus+ Mobility for Studies – for mobility students wishing to carry out a period of study at another institution under Agreement/Protocol, which can last from one semester to at least 3 months, and no more than 12 months.
- Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeships – for any student wishing to carry out an on-the-job internship at the University of Évora for a period of 2 to 12 months. The internship may be:
- Curricular – for traineeships part of the learning plan the students are taking at their institution
- Extracurricular – for traineeships not part of the learning plan, and will not add to the academic degree of the course which students are attending at their institution.
It is because we know that the arrival in a new country and that the integration in the academic life are challenging moments that the Academic Services provide the Welcome Guide to International and Mobility Students.
For Undergraduate, Master or Doctoral students enrolled and registered at a higher education institution with which the University of Évora has an agreement/protocol.
Select the country and higher education institution in which you are enrolled (home institution) to see if the University of Évora has a protocol/agreement in place, and which Mobility Programme/Project you can apply for the mobility period at UÉ.
HOW TO APPLY
Once you confirm that the University of Évora has an agreement with the institution in which you are enrolled, and have decided which Programme/Project you want to undertake, you must contact the Mobility Support Office/International Relations Office of your higher education institution (home institution) and request the Nomination Letter so that you can apply for a mobility period at the University of Évora.
You must attach the declaration of your application, which you must upload to the Integrated Information System of the University of Évora (SIIUE) in order to obtain the credentials required for the submission of the application.
If your application is approved by the University of Évora, taking into account the number of places available, you will be asked to upload the proposal for the mobility process to the UÉ SIIUE together with the Learning Agreement or Training Agreement to formalise the application.
Mobility may only start after this document is signed by the home institution, the student, and the University of Évora.
- Nomination Letter from the Home Institution
- Curriculum Vitae
- Identification document (Passport, Citizen’s Card, etc.)
- Transcript of records
- Proof of language skills (if applicable)
The following documents must also be submitted if candidates are applying for ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility Programmes (ICM):
- Motivation letter
REGULATIONS AND GUIDES
MOBILITY PROCESS PROPOSAL
After receiving your letter of acceptance, you must log in to the UÉ Integrated Information System and upload your mobility proposal, together with the following documents:
- Learning Agreement (for mobility for studies)
- Training Agreement (for mobility for training)
If you are on mobility for studies, you must submit the Learning Agreement, indicating the start and end date of the mobility period, as well as all the curricular units/subjects to be taken at the University of Évora and the equivalent curricular units/subjects from your home institution.
Click here for more information on the subjects/curricular units available at the University of Évora.
You must attend at least 50% of the ECTS credits part of the course study plan you want to take, but may also attend curricular units/subjects of other ongoing courses.
The learning agreement must include no more than 72 ECTS credits/academic year, and at least 18 ECTS credits and no more than 42 ECTS credits per semester.
You will only receive the Acceptance Letter after the Learning Agreement or Training Agreement (in the case of ICM Programme/Projects) is signed by all parties involved (University of Évora, home institution, and student), which must done before the mobility period begins. Original copies of the documents do not need to be sent for signature; scanned and electronic signatures are accepted.
The University of Évora offers a “Portuguese Language Course” to incoming students based on their level of knowledge.
ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK ÉVORA (ESN ÉVORA)
ESN Évora is part of the International Exchange Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the largest non-profit student association in Europe whose main purpose is to provide information to mobility students and help them adapt and be integrated in the country and community in which they live. Click here for more information.
The university residences offered by the University of Évora are available only for students in a proven vulnerable financial position, conditional on the submission of documents that must be attached to the application (financial hardship statement and statement indicating the amount of the mobility grant awarded). The residences have twin rooms and shared bathrooms and kitchens.
To help you find private accommodation, send an e-mail to ESN (Erasmus Students Network ) at email@example.com and INLIFE Portugal : INLIFE : http://www.inlifeportugal.com/ (see information in attachment)
While you look for private accommodation, we recommend that you make a provisional reservation for your first few days in Évora at a hotel, hostel or guest house.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
On arriving at UÉ, you must go to the Mobility Support Office, at Rua Duques de Cadaval, Edifício de Santo Agostinho, so that they can sign your “Certificate of Attendance” (Certificate of Attendance ).
COMPULSORY REGISTRATION WITH THE SEF SERVICES (IMMIGRATION and border service)
Community legislation in force requires that all citizens who remain in another Member State for more than three months are obligated to register with the services responsible for regulating the entry of foreigners in the country, and apply for a residence permit.
FISCAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
If you wish to obtain a tax identification number (NIF, in Portuguese) for a lease contract or to open a bank account, ask the Student Support Office to help you contact the Tax Authority.
CHANGES TO YOUR LEARNING AGREEMENT
Incoming students must comply with the Academic Regulations of the University of Évora as regards the teaching-learning process and the general assessment arrangement, and are automatically enrolled and registered in the course and curricular units defined in the approved learning agreement. They will not be allowed to take or be assessed for curricular units not part of the learning agreement, or sit assessment tests in the special or extraordinary exam period.
If, after arriving at the University of Évora, you need to make changes to the Initial Learning Agreement due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., overlapping timetables, inadequacy of the content of subjects chosen, a subject not being taught), you will have 30 days from the date of arrival to submit a proposal for amendment through the SIIUE (Guide to Changing the Learning Agreement PT /EN ),
After the deadline has elapsed, changes to the Learning Agreement must be requested via GESDOC .
EXTENDING YOUR MOBILITY PERIOD
You may change the mobility period, when taken in the first semester of the academic year, until the second semester provided the extension is previously agreed between the University of Évora and the host institution, and the following requirements are met:
- The application and agreed extension together with a new learning agreement, duly signed, must be formalised before the end of the initial mobility period, that is, before the end of the first semester.
- That extension period must be consecutive, without interruption, immediately following the ongoing study period, with the exception of school holidays.
- Mobility periods, with or without extension, lasting more than one academic year are not permitted.
ENDING YOUR MOBILITY PERIOD EARLIER
During their first semester at the host institutions, students taking a mobility period corresponding to one academic year who are unable to attend the second semester, for duly justified unforeseen circumstances, must inform the UÉ Mobility Support Office and the host institution via GESDOC before the first semester ends.
GRANTS UNDER THE ICM PROGRAMME/PROJECT
The grant assigned to eligible ICM Programme/Project students will only be paid by bank cheque after the Mobility Support Office signs the Certificate of Attendance.
If you withdraw before the minimum mobility period – three months for studies and two for internship – you must repay the grant in full. After that period, you will have to repay the grant amount corresponding to that period.
Certificate of Attendance
Before returning to your home institution, you must go to the Mobility Support Office so that they can sign and stamp your “Certificate of Attendance”.
Transcript of Records
After all curricular unit/subject grades in which you were enrolled have been posted, UÉ will automatically issue the Transcript of Records of the curricular units you took, for which no fee is due. Although the scanned document will be sent to you and your home institution, you may also obtain the original document from the Student Support Office.
Final Survey for students in International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programmes/Projects
After the end of your mobility period, you must also complete the Final Survey, which you will receive by e-mail. Answering the Final Survey is compulsory .