The total funding available will fund two projects aimed at promoting international mobility activities for URV students and staff
The Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE) has published the list of successful candidates selected for the mobility projects of the 2017 Erasmus+ Higher Education Programme. The total funding given to the URV is €962,260 and will fund the two International Center projects aimed at promoting international mobility activities for students and staff.
Mobility in Europe
Most of this funding (KA103 programme) will be set aside for the Student Mobility Scheme (SMS) to enable students to travel to another European country to study at other higher education institutions, although funding will also be increased for Student Mobility Traineeships (SMT) and will be maintained for the staff teaching and training mobility programmes (STT and STA). This means that initially it will be possible to fund 345 SMS grants, 100 SMT grants, 6 STT grants and 15 STA grants.
Students will receive grants of between 200 and 300 euros a month, depending on their host country. Those engaged in traineeships will receive a further 100 euros a month. Moreover, this year additional funds will be set aside for lower-income students on both the SMS and SMT, who will receive an extra 175 euros a month. According to the SEPIE, students can receive funding for up to 7 months for mobility stays and 3 months for traineeships. In the latter instance, funding is guaranteed for all the grants awarded, which again is an improvement on the initial conditions.
Mobility with other countries
In addition to mobility within Europe, funds have also been awarded for mobility with other countries around the world under the Erasmus+ International scheme (KA107). The URV has Erasmus+ International agreements for the 2017-18 academic year with Australia, Japan, Vietnam, from a previous project, and Egypt, Morocco and South Africa, which have been recently granted.
The mobility grants within this programme provide a given level of funding depending on the host country and funds to cover travel costs, and the total amount reserved for the scheme is higher than other programmes that hitherto provided mobility funding for these destinations.
All the universities in the scheme are leading institutions in their countries and have been chosen in accordance with the URV’s collaboration criteria.