Student Exchange Programs
THE European University offers exchange opportunities to its students with American and European higher educational institution as well as those located in other parts of the world. In the framework of the individual cooperation, students are allowed to become exchange students in European and American leading universities for one or two semesters.
International Academic Mobility
- International mobility of students a) within the Erasmus + International Credit Mobility (ICM) Program, and b) in the framework of bilateral agreements with Partner Universities follows the European University “Rule for Participation in the International Academic Mobility Program”.
- Participation in the Erasmus + International Credit Mobility program is based on the results of the annual call by the European Commission. Therefore, the list of host universities for Erasmus exchange varies from year to year, but is growing at the same time. In 2020, the KA107 applications for international academic exchange with European University was submitted by Masaryk University (Czech Republic), West University of Timisoara (Romania), Daugavpils University (Latvia), and WSB University (Poland). In case these applications are successful, students of European University will have the opportunity to travel to 4 new destinations under the Erasmus+ ICM framework
- Unlike Erasmus+ ICM program, outgoing mobility based on bilateral agreements does not depend on the third-party funding. Within this type of format, the scholarship is provided by European University itself, which makes partnerships more stable and diverse. Moreover, unlike the Erasmus+ ICM program, the geographical area of this type of outgoing mobility scheme is not limited to Europe only and the host university can be located anywhere else in the world.
The main objective of the Bologna Process is to create a European Higher Education Area and promote the European higher-education system around the world, to increase international competitiveness. To ensure the comparability of European university systems, the Bologna Declaration identified a number of main objectives, whose progress has been monitored and managed through a series of Ministerial Conferences, held between 1999 and 2018. Promoting the importance of a European higher education area: development of study plans, cooperation between universities, mobility programs, integrated study plans, training and research.
The Erasmus Program ("European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students") is a European Union (EU) student exchange program established in 1987. Erasmus Plus, is the new program combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014.
In 2020, European University became a two-time winner of the Erasmus + Jean Monnet activities. Both the Jean Monnet project and the module submitted by European University were chosen for funding.
The funded project "Advancing European Values and Standards in Georgian Schools" intends to cultivate knowledge and encourage discussion on European values and standards in Georgian public schools. In terms of the internationalization activities, the project engages foreign researchers and education experts and involves an international conference.
The funded module „Europeanization as an Instrument for Democratization of Georgia” implies organizing three winter schools with the aim of enhancing the knowledge about the EU-led Europeanization and Democratization processes in the context of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. The international character of the module is ensured through the lectures delivered by foreign professors, and a policy paper to be published in the international peer-review journal
UNIVERSITY PARTNERS IN ERASMUS PLUS PROGRAM
Within the framework of the Memoranda of Understanding, European University collaborates with the following 54 foreign universities from 23 countries, with 29 of these HEIs being located in the European Union:
- Dabrowa Gornicza University (Poland)
- WSB University in Wroclaw (Poland)
- Daugavpils University (Latvia)
- B. The Bolesław Prus University of Humanities in Warsaw (Poland)
- The Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania)
- The Siedlce University (Poland)
- Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania)
- Polotsk State University (Belarus)
- Giustino Fortunato University (Italy)
- West University of Timișoara (Timișoara, Romania)
- Klaipeda University (Lietuva)
- University of Korea (Seoul, Korea)
- Gaziosmanpaşa University (Turkey)
- Medical University – Sofia (Bulgaria)
- University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (Austria)
- Porto Business School (Portugal)
- University of Finance and Administration (Czech Republic)
- Varna University of Management (Bulgaria)
- Vistula University (Poland)
- University of Malaga (Spain)
- University of Computer Science and Technology (Indonesia)
- Ariel University (Israel)
- University of Ferrara (Italy)
- Poznan University of Medical Sciences (Poland)
- University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
- University of Bretagne Occidentale (France)
- Xinjiang Medical University (China)
- PAR University College (Croatia)
- Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (Latvia)
- University of Business in Wroclaw (Poland)
- California Baptist University (USA)
- Poltava State Agrarian Academy (Ukraine)
- Baltic International Academy (Latvia)
- Varna Free University (Bulgaria)
- Calisia University (Poland)
- University of Management Personnel (Poland)
- Utena University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
- Transylvania University of Brasov (Romania)
These programs and university aggressive research level made the university performance very outstanding in the region and degrees and diplomas are accredited around the world and highly acceptable in European Union and United States.