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Erasmus grants201112 presentationforbriefings

  1. 1. Kerstin Hammes and Amanda Bebbington, International Office<br /><br /><br /><br />Erasmus Grants 2011/12<br />
  2. 2. Erasmus – The Basics<br /><br />Erasmus is the EU Initiative to fund a student’s placement abroad.<br />We fund both work and study placements.<br />You must spend at least 3 months and a maximum of 10 months abroad.<br />All EU/EEA students are eligible for the grant if they apply.<br />
  3. 3. About The Grant<br /><br />Initial Grant Rate EUR225 per month. Potential second allocation in spring.<br />Supplementary grants are available for Priority Countries.<br />The National Agency advises us on amounts and when the funds will be received.<br />ALL students must apply to receive the grant, rules and deadlines are set by the National Agency.<br />Erasmus students who spend a full academic year on placements will qualify for a fee waiver (check with Registry).<br />
  4. 4. How to Apply<br /><br />You will receive FIVE forms from the International Office.<br />All forms available for download from<br />Personal Details Form<br />Mobility Agreement (your Contract)<br />Intended Dates of Attendance<br />Learning or Training Agreement<br />Final Report Form<br />
  5. 5. How to Apply<br /><br />Return Forms 1 and 2 to the International Office as soon you can. Register your UK Bank Account online.<br />Form 3 must be signed by your department and countersigned by your employer or host university. There is a study or work version. Please use the correct form!<br />Form 4 is in 2 parts. Part 1 for instant return on arrival, Part 2 for confirmation on departure.<br />Return the forms as soon as they are signed – by post, fax or scanned in an email.<br />
  6. 6. When do I get the money?<br /><br />We will not allocate your grant until we have received all four forms.<br />Forms 3 and 4 are your application for funding per placement, meaning you must return two sets if you undertake two separate placements.<br />There are four allocation rounds and once you qualify for funding, you will be included in the next round.<br />The earliest allocation round is in November.<br />
  7. 7. Your Responsibilities<br /><br />You must let us know if there is any change to your placement period. If you return early, please notify the International Office.<br />You must never claim any other European Community funding at the same time as you receive Erasmus funding.<br />You must complete Form 5 in order to remain eligible. The National Agency has the right to reclaim funds.<br />
  8. 8. Important Information<br /><br />We cannot guarantee any payment dates or rates. Do not rely on this grant to finance your placement!<br />Keep checking your Lancaster email address and add a.bebbington, k.hammes and llperasmus to safe senders.<br />REMEMBER: This is a free grant. To qualify, you only need to apply correctly.<br />
  9. 9. Information Booklet and Contact Details<br />Always refer to the Information Booklet first – this is your instruction manual.<br /><br /><br />C Floor, International Office, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW<br />FAX: 0044 1524 593907<br />PHONE: 0044 1524 592036<br />