Erasmus+ is EU's biggest exchange programme within higher education.
As an Erasmus+ student you have the opportunity to study at another European university for 2-12 month, which will be a part of your degree at Volda University College.
It is also possible to do a traineeship abroad through Erasmus+, both during your time in Volda and as a recent graduate.
For staff training abroad through Erasmus+, please see our subpage about staff exchange.
There are several advantages with going on an Erasmus+ exchange, such as:
- You do not pay tuition fees at the host university (abroad)
- You can go on exchange on both bachelor's and master's level
- You receive an Erasmus+ scholarship, which comes on top of other grants such as support from Lånekassen.
Students participating in the Erasmus+ programme have to submit some supporting documents, which are:
- Erasmus+ Grant Agreement (sent out by the International Office at VUC)
- Erasmus+ Online Learning Agreement - Log in with your Feide username/password.
- Confirmation of Arrival
- Participant report (sent out by the Erasmus+ programme)
Additionally all Erasmus students must complete an online language test (OLS) before and after the exchange. Students who receive top score (C2) on the first test do not have to do the test again after the semester abroad.
VUC students can receive an Erasmus+ grant (sholarship) for both studies and traineeships.
For studies the grant is €410-460 EUR a month. For traineeships the grant is €560-610 EUR a month.
Students studying in the Russian Federation will receive a higher grant, which currently is €700 EUR a month.
Students who do not receive an extra travel grant, can opt in for "sustainable travel" and receive a supplenary €50 EUR as a one-time payment.
Students who have an underaged child, are eligible for a supplenary grant of €250 EUR.
Some of the degrees at Volda University College (VUC) offer a traineeship/internship included in the degree. It is therefore possible to do a traineeship abroad with an Erasmus+ grant.
It is also possible to do a traineeship through Erasmus+ within 12 months after your graduation at VUC. Should this be of interested to you, you should contact the International Office at VUC before you graduate.
The Erasmus+ grant for traineeships are a little bit higher than grants for studies (please see the scholarship box above for further details).