Studying abroad, what you need to know

24 april 2012

Before leaving to study abroad, it is important to gather some important information to make good choices and to prepare your stay abroad.

1. program or no program:
exchange programs between schools are easier to organize your the period spent abroad and for integration and recognition of your degree.

Erasmus, for example, is a student exchange program allowing you to study in Europe. The network of contacts allows a good home and a daily guidance in your studies in another country.

2. Credentialing:
Recognition of diplomas in the European Union exists with the system of harmonization of degrees: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate (LMD). This is to move anywhere.
Note: Degrees earned outside Europe require a certificate-level studies issued by the ENIC.

3. Aid:
Students from the European Union, eager to pursue higher education in a country member of the Council of Europe, may receive a grant based on social criteria. They must, for that, be enrolled in a higher education institution officially recognized by that country and track, full-time in one academic year or two semesters (one Member State), Graduate Diploma National.

In addition, scholarship students based on social criteria, or beneficiaries of emergency aid annually, preparing a national diploma in some public scientific, cultural and professional may receive assistance to international mobility. The monthly payment of this aid amounts to 400 euros.
It is awarded for a period of study abroad at an institution of higher education or an international internship. Its duration shall be not less than two months nor more than nine months. Any student receiving aid of EUR 400 shall continue to receive the amount of the grant awarded on social criteria, during his stay abroad.

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