Learning Mobility is a temporary stay of students (for the purpose of learning, training, and research), teaching staff and administrative staff (for the purpose of teaching or professional development) at a higher education institution abroad.
Incoming mobility – foreign students and staff participate in a learning mobility program at ICEPS as a receiving higher education institution.
Outgoing (or Outbound) mobility – ICEPS students and staff participate in a learning mobility program at a foreign higher education institution.
Mobility projects for higher education under the Erasmus+ program support physical and blended mobility of students and staff between eligible countries (EU Member States, third countries associated to the programme and if possible, also third countries not associated to the program).
Students can carry out these types of mobility:
- study period abroad,
- a traineeship (work placement, internship) abroad,
- blended intensive programs (combined physical and virtual mobility).
Mobility can be organized during both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The advantages of students who attended a part of their studies on mobility programs are numerous. Besides the inevitable acquaintance with various people and their cultures, students learn a foreign language, acquire new experience and, most importantly, have much better employment opportunities in the country and abroad. Going on a mobility program makes a student stand out from others and offers them advantages which are always recognized by successful companies.
Mobility projects for higher education support the mobility of both teaching and non-teaching (administrative) staff to teach or train abroad as part of their professional development.
Staff can carry out these types of mobility:
- a teaching period abroad,
- a training period abroad.
Support for participants
International Relations Office is fully at disposal for support and any questions or doubts that students or staff may have regarding their opportunities for participating in the Erasmus+ programmee. International Relations Office of ICEPS can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org or any other contact available on the website.
ICEPS has signed the agreement with the Erasmus Student Network Serbia, a part of the Erasmus Student Network, the biggest student association in Europe. ESN supports students on both incoming and outgoing mobility.
For outgoing students it promotes student mobility and helps students find important information on how to apply for a suitable study programs abroad. It also organizes events to prepare students for their mobility period, connects them with other outgoing students or ESN sections in the country where they will do the mobility period. In addition, it also helps students reintegrate upon their return to home institution.
ESN promotes ICEPS for potential incoming students and encourages them to choose ICEPS as their Erasmus+ destination. It assists students in finding the accommodation and completing the visa and residence permit process. Also, ESN helps foreign students integrate into Serbian society by inviting them to numerous educational, entertainment, humanitarian, sports and other events. To read about welcome activities check this link.
ICEPS supports participants from all backgrounds and is committed to principles of non-discrimination, transparency and inclusion and prohibits all forms of discrimination and unequal treatment, direct or indirect, on any grounds. ICEPS supports inclusivity and equal opportunities for participation in international projects and mobility. Participants with physical, mental or health-related condition are entitled to receive additional funding after being selected for a mobility period. To read more about it, check this link. Useful information can be also found on the ExhangeAbility website.
Language proficiency requirements
ICEPS provides support to all participants in mobility programs in improving their language skills and in this way help them prepare better for their exchange abroad.
For exchange students on KA131 Mobility projects the platform named Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is available for language assessment and improving proficiency.
For more information about language proficiency requirements at ICEPS and language support for bith incoming and outgoing participants, follow this link.
To take part in the Erasmus+ mobility program ICEPS must sign Inter-institutional agreements for study and staff mobility with other higher education institutions.
Before concluding the agreement, the International Relations Office must check if a partner institution that accepts students or teaching staff for a mobility period has study programs compatible to the study programs that ICEPS offers being one of the prerequisites for academic recognition of mobility outcomes at a later stage.
European Student Card Initiative
ICEPS supports the European Student Card (ESC) initiative which ensures that administrative procedures regarding the Erasmus+ mobility are fully completed online. Institutions use the Erasmus Without Paper (EWP) network to exchange data on student mobility, whereas students use the Erasmus+ Mobile App to manage all administrative requests before, during and after their mobility period.
To read more about ESC initiative, follow this link.
The basic principles of mobility of incoming and outgoing students, teaching and administrative staff of the ICEPS within the Erasmus+ Program is regulated by the Rulebook on the International Mobility of Students, Teaching and Administrative Staff. We advise all the parties interested in mobility to carefully read the Rulebook and the Procedure for the recognition of ECTS credits attached.