Erasmus Staff Exchange
Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law invites Academic Staff from European universities having valid Erasmus University Charter, to Program concerning Erasmus Staff exchange (teaching or training). Please follow the information in hot to apply for an exchange with us.
1. Expression of Interest
The first step is to identify the department or staff member you would like to have an exchange with. The relevant office should be informed, and documents including a CV, a biograph and area of expertise sent to the host university.
You can find staff and office contact details through the following link
If the department of the host university positively verify sent documents, according to how the visit will fit plan of work and academic timetables, the Institutional Erasmus Coordinator in Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law will sign the Erasmus bilateral agreement with you. The bilateral agreement must be signed by both institutions before the exchange commences.
Check which documents your home university will need to verify your exchange, e.g a mobility agreement, expenses sheets, etc. Stay in touch with the hosting department to develop your teaching programme and travel dates. Notice, usually visiting staff make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. However, the International Office at Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law can offer some help/recommendations.
4. Your Visit
Your stay at the Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law should be spent in particular on teaching/training in the host department. You should visit the International Office to discuss a specific bilateral agreement and to sign necessary.
5. After the visit
Don’t forget to submit your travel expenses and final reports, required by the home university and Programme, before leaving host university. To extend the cooperation in the future, make further contact with host department and offer their staff to visit you and your home university in return.
Llp-erasmus programme individual teaching programme for teaching staff mobility academic year 2012/ 2013 - DOC
Llp-erasmus programme individual training programme for staff training mobility academic year 2012/ 2013 - DOC
Study Abroad & Erasmus Fair
Studying abroad is a part of your degree? If you are interested ask the International Office of Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law or visit us during open-days in June. You can also ask students/colleagues that have studied abroad.
There is the right opportunity available for everyone, communicating in foreign languages and interested in extending an experience of a lifetime!
For more information about possible directions of studying abroad, look at our Where can I go? map.
Erasmus & Your Degree
You can participate in the Erasmus Program as a student or academic staff member. Duration of your stay varies from three months to one academic year. Decisions about how long you can study abroad, where you can go, and how your Erasmus studies contribute to your Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law’s degree are determined by your academic department and regulations specific to your degree. The complete information about how to optimize your departure taking into account development of your academic careers can be obtained and consulted in the Erasmus Department Office.
You can participate in an undergraduate Erasmus exchanges program ongoing an academic year abroad. In this case the exchange can take place only after second year (five year degree) or after first year (three year degree). Students can go abroad for one semester or one year only if your department offers this.
ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System. This is a common credit transfer system that most European universities have adopted.
The Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law require 60 ECTS credits per academic year. For further information on the European Credit Transfer System, please use links below:
Language should not be a barrier - that's why we encourage you to learn the language of the country you are going to. It’s the best way to communicate and it makes less problems during your lectures and exams. Communication in the language of the country you are going to will help you immensely extend your skills. Of course you can communicate in English, provided that Host University provides such language tracks for the courses you selected.
To help you with this, we encourage you to special language courses before you go. Language courses provided by the Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law refer to the following languages:
After course completion exam test is performed. This will allow to check the easiness of communication and preparation for studying abroad.
For more information you can ask in Foreign Language Department.
Erasmus+ offers opportunities to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad and one of its strategic objectives is to strengthen linguistic skills and support language learning. In this case a special platform has been prepared. The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants. Students with Erasmus+ mobility grant must take part in 2 OLS language courses - one before departure and second after coming back, to have their mobility accepted. (read documents: HEI, Students).
For more information follow this link.
Erasmus Costs & Funding
While studying abroad you must consider some additional costs. Some of the most common a as follows:
- Tuition Fees
- Student Finance
- Cost of Living Abroad
- The Erasmus Grant
Please read our(pdf) which thoroughly covers all of the above.
1. Tuition Fees
As an Erasmus exchange student, you do not need to pay tuition fees to your host (receiving) university, but you are still eligible for tuition fees to your home University. It means that taking an Erasmus semester abroad will not reduce your fees to your home University.
2. Student Finance
As an Erasmus exchange student you should have access to student finance (Polish government loans or grants) that you would usually be eligible for.
3.Costs of Living Abroad
As Erasmus Year (or Semester) is not a “free” year staying abroad, you should spend some time researching the average costs of living at your chosen destination or ask International Office or Erasmus coordinator.
4. The Erasmus Grant
Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law students participating in Erasmus exchange programme are eligible for the Erasmus Grant. This Grant is a kind of gift (a contribution towards the cost of studying) from the European Commission to students interested in studying abroad. The Erasmus grant is paid in two instalments, on a €uros/month calculation. the amount of the grant depends on the country in which the student intends to study.Erasmus grant payments are made after all the correct paperwork has been returned to the International Office in Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law.