1 - When and how do I have to apply for an Erasmus grant?
For next academic year 2013/2014, you must apply on line through the Portal de l'Alumne. The application period is scheduled to be from November 5th to November 26th, 2012.
2. – How many credit points do I have to possess to be allowed to apply for the Erasmus grant?
To have successfully completed 42 credits in undergraduate degrees or 60 credits in five-year degrees (Licenciaturas and Ingenierías), counted at the end of the last academic year.
3. – How is the selection done?
The selection is carried out by the coordinator, considering the grade point average of the student (until the end of the preceding semester meanwhile the student has applied for the grant) as well as the fulfilment of the linguistic requirement.
4. – I am a student from abroad, do I have the right to apply for an Erasmus grant?
Yes, beside the spanish students, citizens of any member state of the European Union can be a beneficiary of an Erasmus grant. This is also valid for students having a valid residence permit for the whole period of your planned stay in Spain.
5. – I have already done an Erasmus exchange, can I receive another Erasmus grant?
During your studies you can only be once a Erasmus student; that means, if you have already been an Erasmus student (except for Erasmus trainees), you can not retake an Erasmus grant.
6. – Can I go to Switzerland as an Erasmus student?
Yes, you can. Since the term 2011/2012, Switzerland forms part of the Erasmus programme.
7. – What is the maximum amount of the grant?
The total amount of the grant depends on the additional benefits (Bancaja-Erasmus, Generalitat Valenciana, Cheque UNIVEX and benefits of other town/city councils), the student has the right to receive. You can consult the excerpt of the financial assistance of the previous semesters for more information.
8. – Are there any other additional benefits and how can I apply for them?
Every Erasmus Student receives a grant from de EU, Universitat de València and Spanish Education Ministry.
For 2012-2013 academic year, according to their qualifications, some students also received grants form Generalitat Valenciana and/or Bancaixa-erasmus.
Regarding 2013-2014 academic year, we cannot still inform properly.
9. – How is the recognition of the credit points gained at the university abroad done?
Both the student and the coordinator have to sign the so-called learning agreement showing all the subjects, you want to attend at the host university and also the equivalents being recognized at your home university. At the end of your stay, the host university will send your grades and the recognition of your credit points will be done, considering this learning agreement.
10. – If I go for a four-month period, is it possible to extend my stay afterwards?
If you go during winter term, it is possible to extend your stay at all times in so far as your host university and your coordinator entitle you to do so. You have to send your application for extension before the 31th of Decembre; otherwise you do not have the right to an extension of the financial donation.
11. – How can I find out which universities abroad are a theoretical destination with regard to my study field?
Via the Portal de l'Alumne, you have acces to a list of all destinations of each study field and by inserting the code of your study field, you can find out which ones are a possible destination for you.
12. – How can I get more information about the linguistic requirements and how to get them confirmed?
You can find information about the linguistic requirements in información sobre el requisito lingüístico
13. – Do I have to send any documents to the host university? And when?
As soon as the results of the selection process are published and you know your destination, you have to send all the documents in demand to your host university (application form, copy of your passport, etc.). You have to contact the destination university homepage to find out which documents are requested and find out the filing period. If you do not send your documents within this period, you can assume that you probably won’t be accepted as an Erasmus student.
14. – Is it possible that the host university rejects my application?
Yes, it is. If you do not verify the linguistic conditions the way the host university requires (some universities ask for a certificate of your language level); furthermore, if you do not send your documents within the filing period, your application could be rejected.
15. – Who is my Erasmus-coordinator?
There is an Erasmus-coordinator per each study field. You can find out the coordinator of your study field via the Lista de Coordinadores.
16.- Who is the coordinator of the Centre and which are their responsabilities?
Each Faculty that participates in mobility programmes has a coordinator for the Faculty/Centre as the maximun responsible of the mobility programme. In case you cannot find your coordinator this one assumes the responsability. You can consult the List of Faculty Coordinators
16. – Where can I find information about other themes not related to the university?
The official homepage of the European Union “Travelling in Europe” provides pieces of advice very useful for everyone travelling through the 27 member states, if on business or on holidays: necessary documents, healthcare, mobile phone, etc..