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What is a mobility/exchange period?

A mobility/exchange period is the opportunity to carry out part of your studies and/or an internship at another university/company, through the ERASMUS+ Programme or through General Cooperation Protocols, in addition to other initiatives. There is also the possibility of taking one, or two semesters, at a Portuguese Higher Education Institution (HEI) under national programmes, such as: Almeida Garret (university education) and Vasco da Gama (polytechnic education).

What are the requirements for a mobility/exchange period?

It is mandatory that you are enrolled at the University of Algarve and that, by the time you start your mobility period, you have completed at least 60 ECTS credits from the study plan. Under the Erasmus+ Programme, mobility can be of two types: for study purposes (minimum duration of three months (90 days) and maximum of 12 months) and for internship purposes (minimum duration of two months (60 days) and maximum of 12 months). Under national programmes and cooperation protocols, mobility can take place during one or two semesters of the academic year.

 

Under the Erasmus + Program / General Cooperation Protocol

Who can apply?

Under the Erasmus + Program, students can do a combined mobility, that is, studies and / or internship, as long as it takes place in the study cycle in which they are enrolled and, as long as the mobility does not exceed 12 months.

Students from any study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD) can apply to the Erasmus + Program for studies, provided that there is a bilateral agreement between institutions in the field of studies.

It is mandatory that by the time the mobility period starts, the student has completed at least 60 ECTS credits from the study plan.

The University of Algarve has the general regulations for the Erasmus + Program (see document box), however, and given certain specific areas of study / courses, each School / Faculty can define “internal” eligibility criteria, so it is highly recommended that contact the Mobility Coordinator of your Organic Unit.

Application phases

The application generally takes place during the month of February of the previous academic year, the academic year in which you intend to carry out the mobility / exchange.

The opening of applications is announced on the UAlg intranet and via email to all enrolled students.

Application process

Those interested should contact the Mobility Coordinator of the corresponding Organic Unit, and look for information about the Universities with which bilateral agreements / protocols are valid in their area of study.

Step by step:

  • Browse the websites of Foreign Higher Education Institutions with which there are valid bilateral agreements and in their area of study to collect information about the institution itself, study plans, application deadlines, calendars, location, language courses, accommodation and other information pertinent
  • Make the application online attaching all required documents and within the defined deadlines. You can choose a maximum of 5 destination institutions (for easy submission of the application, it is recommended to consult the Guide Mobilidade Net, Mobilidades Outgoing )
  • If you have been pre-selected, you must define your study plan ( Learning Agreement ) and submit it for approval to the Mobility Coordinator of your Organic Unit;
  • After selecting the candidates, GRIM proceeds to the appointment at the host University where each student was placed
  • After this appointment, the student must make the application to the host institution, respecting the application deadlines. As a rule, applications are online and the student must inform GRIM
  • Afterwards, the student receives a letter of acceptance from the host institution, as well as different information (school calendar, reception session, etc.) that may vary from institution to institution.
  • GRIM will request the sending of the acceptance letter and signed Learning Agreement, in order to issue the Erasmus + scholarship contract
  • Accommodation and travel information is the responsibility of the selected student

Selection process

  • The selection of students is made after the end of applications and approval by the mobility coordinator of each School / Faculty on the Mobilidade.net platform.
  • The selection takes into account the student's average and how many ECTS are completed at the time of application.
  • The account made for calculating the score is: Note for selection of mobility = 0.5 x (Student's course media) + 0.5 x (Score for complete ECTS *)
* ECTS score  
Up to 60 ECTS 5 points
60 to 75 ECTS 10 points
More than 75 ECTS 20 points
  • The application system performs the selection and distribution of vacancies according to the grade obtained by each student, of each Organic Unit (the Faculty of Economics and the Higher School of Hospitality, Management and Tourism carry out their series together, because they share vacancies in similar areas of study).
  • The scholarships are destined for the first places of each Organic Unit, according to the number of scholarships destined to it.

For additional information, contact the mobility coordinator of your School / Faculty.

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The Erasmus + Mobility Scholarship aims to cover additional costs resulting from the difference in the cost of living between the country of origin and the country of destination.

Being selected for an Erasmus + mobility does not necessarily imply taking a paid mobility scholarship.

The value of the scholarships is defined for each academic year. The European Commission defined three groups of countries (1 - high cost of living, 2 - average cost of living and 3 - reduced cost of living), for which it stipulated the allocation of identical and fixed stock exchange values, defined by the National Agencies in each country.

The scholarships will be awarded according to the value of the destination country and for a defined number of mobility days, which can correspond to the entire mobility period, or which can be combined with an additional number of days to “zero scholarship” ( without financing).

It is not possible to guarantee the granting of scholarships to all students, but Erasmus mobility can take place without the allocation of community funding, that is, the “zero scholarship”, with the student benefiting from all the conditions and rights to participate in the Program (ie, non-payment of tuition fees at the destination institution, access to the institution's services during the Erasmus mobility period).

Before the start of Erasmus mobility, all students must sign the Erasmus scholarship contract with UAlg, either with a scholarship or with a zero scholarship. No student should leave on mobility without having signed the Erasmus scholarship contract.

The handling of all practical matters, such as travel and accommodation, is the sole responsibility of the student.

Documents required to sign an Erasmus + scholarship contract:

  • Copy of Citizen Card
  • Copy of Passport and Residence Permit (if applicable)
  • Copy of Portuguese TIN
  • Copy of bank document with bank details
  • Print screen of the screen confirming the filling of the digital LA in the system
  • Learning Agreement (links pdf x)

The Learning Agreement for Studies must be signed by the 3 parties: student, home institution and host institution. The student is responsible for sending the study contract to the host institution and collecting the respective signatures.

Check-list

  • Check the deadlines and procedures for submitting your application online at Mobilidade.net
  • Choose the desired host country and university
  • Contact the Organic Unit Mobility Coordinator
  • Ensure enrollment in Academic Services (mandatory)
  • Confirm arrival and departure dates (expected)
  • Sign the Erasmus + scholarship contract
  • Check if you have a valid European Health Insurance Card and / or other type of health insurance
  • Check if you have accommodation during mobility
  • Check if there is an Erasmus Student Network in the destination country and contact asking for help on arrival
  • Perform the OLS ( Online Linguistic Support ) test before and during mobility that may be required

 

Make sure that you have delivered all documents duly signed and / or completed, to the International Relations and Mobility Office.

 

Don't forget to bring the following documents with you:

  • Citizen Card / Identity Card or Passport (original and copies)
  • European Health Insurance Card (original and copies)
  • Confirmation of your acceptance at the Host University and also from LA
  • Confirmation of accommodation at the Host University (if applicable)
  • Subsistence
  • You must ask the International Relations Office of the Host University to validate the arrival certificate
  • You must send to GRIM, by email, the arrival certificate duly completed and signed by the Host University (up to 1 week after arrival, mandatory)
  • If you need to make changes to the initial LA, be sure to contact, and send, to the Mobility Coordinator of the Organic Unit for approval (it should not exceed 1 month after the start of the mobility). Very important, you must change the credit plan, previously agreed

Ask:

  • Frequency Certificate, with the arrival and departure dates at the Host University, duly signed and stamped. This document must be sent to GRIM, mandatorily
  • Request the host university to register notes ( Transcript of Records )
  • End the mobility process at the host university, contacting the host university's international relations office to find out how to proceed

Attention: if there is an interest in extending the mobility period, it is mandatory to request prior authorization either from the Mobility Coordinator or from GRIM.

  • Sends to GRIM the attendance certificate duly completed, signed and stamped by the Host University to close the mobility process;
  • If you receive the Transcript of Records from the Host University, you must send this document to GRIM, mandatorily.
  • If you have not yet completed the mobility report requested by the National Erasmus + Agency, you must do so.

We hope you have a great academic experience and do not forget that while you are on the move you are a UAlg Ambassador!

Note: Information being updated  

The University of Algarve provides students with the opportunity to undertake an internship through the Erasmus + Program. UAlg integrates 2 national Erasmus Internship Consortia, under which you can also apply for funding:

The mobility of students for internships must take place in a business context (companies) or academic context (laboratory).

The internships have a minimum duration of 2 months (60 days) and maximum of 12 months, depending on the number of months of mobility the student has already completed in the cycle of studies he attends.

How to find an internship?

The placement of the internship is entirely the student's responsibility. GRIM does not have information on internship locations in Europe, by subject area, so that students can choose. However, UAlg participates in some national Erasmus internship consortia: Al Sud and AETC, coordinated by the Polytechnic Institute of Beja and the Catholic University of Portugal, respectively.

It is also recommended that you consult the information available on the internship opportunities that may help you in finding the best place:

Who can apply?

Students can apply for funding from the Erasmus + Program to undertake a curricular or extracurricular internship during the period they are enrolled in, or for the 18 months following completion of the course.

In case you have already participated in the Erasmus + Program, during the current cycle of studies in which you are enrolled, you should keep in mind that the total duration of Erasmus mobility periods (the ones carried out and the ones you intend to carry out) cannot exceed 12 months per study cycle, regardless of the number of times you participated, or the type of action (studies / internship / combined periods).

Application process

  • Applications are online through the Mobilidade.net platform
  • It is the student's responsibility to raise the place where he intends to carry out the internship.
  • For application purposes the student must indicate the place where he intends to do the internship.
  • It is mandatory that you present the acceptance letter, signed and stamped, stating the dates on which the internship will take place (beginning and end).
  • The student who goes out on an Erasmus + internship, as a rule, must have an advisor either at UAlg, or at the host location where he / she will perform the internship.

Necessary documentation

  • Copy of Citizen Card
  • Copy of Passport and Residence Permit (if applicable)
  • Copy of Portuguese TIN
  • Copy of bank document with bank details
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter / Email of acceptance from the local institution where you will carry out the internship
  • Training Agreement / Internship contract signed by the 3 parties

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The Erasmus + Mobility Scholarship aims to cover additional costs resulting from the difference in the cost of living between the country of origin and the country of destination.

The value of the scholarships is defined for each academic year. The European Commission defined three groups of countries (1 - high cost of living, 2 - average cost of living and 3 - reduced cost of living), for which it stipulated the allocation of identical and fixed stock exchange values, defined by the National Agencies in each country.

The scholarships will be awarded according to the value of the destination country and for a defined number of mobility days that can correspond to the entire mobility period.

Before the start of Erasmus mobility, all students must sign the Erasmus scholarship contract with UAlg. No student should leave on mobility without having signed the Erasmus scholarship contract.

The handling of all practical matters, such as travel and accommodation, is the sole responsibility of the student.

Check-list

  • Ensure enrollment in Academic Services, in case of a curricular internship (mandatory)
  • Check that GRIM has the Training Agreement duly signed by the 3 parties in the process: Internship coordinator, student and Institution where the internship took place
  • Letter of acceptance of the internship period with indication of arrival and departure dates (expected)
  • Sign the Erasmus + scholarship contract
  • Check if you have validated the European Health Insurance Card and / or other type of health insurance
  • Check if you have accommodation during mobility
  • Check if there is an Erasmus Student Network in the destination country, and contact asking for help on arrival

 

Make sure that you have delivered all documents duly signed and / or completed, to the International Relations and Mobility Office.

 

Don't forget to bring the following documents with you:

  • Citizen Card / Identity Card or Passport (original and copies)
  • European Health Insurance Card (original and copies)
  • Letter of acceptance at the host institution, as well as an indication of the contact person to whom you should approach upon arrival at the host institution
  • Accommodation confirmation (if applicable)
  • Subsistence

Ask:

  • Cerfiicado / declaration of Frequency, with the dates of arrival and departure, duly signed and stamped by the Host Institution, on the date of departure. This document must be sent to GRIM, mandatorily
  • Document with the evaluation of the internship by the tutor of the host institution, signed and stamped
  • Whenever the curricular internship takes place in an academic context (laboratory) and a grade is awarded, you must request the Record of Notes ( Transcript of Records ).

 

If there is an interest in extending the internship period, it is mandatory to request prior authorization either from the supervisor / tutor, or from GRIM.

  • Send GRIM the attendance certificate duly completed, signed and stamped by the Host institution to close the mobility process
  • In the event of the issuance of the Record of Notes (Transcript of Records), this document must be sent to GRIM, mandatorily
  • If you have not yet completed the mobility report requested by the National Erasmus + Agency, you must do so

We hope you have a great experience and do not forget that while you are on the move you are an Ambassador of UAlg and Portugal.

Check-list

  • Ensure enrollment in Academic Services, in case of a curricular internship (mandatory)
  • Check that GRIM has the Training Agreement duly signed by the 3 parties in the process: Internship coordinator, student and Institution where the internship took place
  • Letter of acceptance of the internship period with indication of arrival and departure dates (expected)
  • Sign the Erasmus + scholarship contract
  • Check if you have validated the European Health Insurance Card and / or other type of health insurance
  • Check if you have accommodation during mobility
  • Check if there is an Erasmus Student Network in the destination country, and contact asking for help on arrival

Make sure that you have delivered all documents duly signed and / or completed, to the International Relations and Mobility Office.

Don't forget to bring the following documents with you:

  • Citizen Card / Identity Card or Passport (original and copies)
  • European Health Insurance Card (original and copies)
  • Letter of acceptance at the host institution, as well as an indication of the contact person to whom you should approach upon arrival at the host institution
  • Accommodation confirmation (if applicable)
  • Subsistence

Ask:

  • Cerfiicado / declaration of Frequency, with the dates of arrival and departure, duly signed and stamped by the Host Institution, on the date of departure. This document must be sent to GRIM, mandatorily
  • Document with the evaluation of the internship by the tutor of the host institution, signed and stamped
  • Whenever the curricular internship takes place in an academic context (laboratory) and a grade is awarded, you must request the Record of Notes ( Transcript of Records ).

If there is an interest in extending the internship period, it is mandatory to request prior authorization either from the supervisor / tutor, or from GRIM.

  • Sends to GRIM the attendance certificate duly completed, signed and stamped by the Host institution to close the mobility process
  • In the event of the issuance of the Record of Notes (Transcript of Records), this document must be sent to GRIM, mandatorily
  • If you have not yet completed the mobility report requested by the National Erasmus + Agency, you must do so

We hope you have a great experience and do not forget that while you are on the move you are an Ambassador of UAlg and Portugal.

Documentos

Regulamento do Programa Erasmus + em Diário de República (brevemente disponível) - Ver Regulamento do Programa Erasmus +
Contrato de Estudante - Learning Agreement for Studies
Contrato de Estudante - Learning Agreement for Traineeships
 
 
 
Contacts

Student Desk

International Relations and Mobility Office

Gambelas Campus, building 5

Telephone: +351 289 244 455

Email: international@ualg.pt