Mobility outside Europe
The Erasmus+ Program also supports actions in cooperation with partner countries, which allows for the inbound and outbound mobility of students and for teaching and non-teaching staff to learn, teach, and/or train at higher education institutions (HEIs) in countries outside Europe. These mobilities are known as “International Credit Mobility” and fall under Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Mobility Program.
It aims to strengthen cooperation with HEIs located outside Europe and promote the internationalization of higher education by sharing good practices in teaching, learning, and research.
Each International Credit Mobility (ICM) Project is developed with a group of countries and specific institutions as partners, based on the annual application submitted to the Portuguese National Agency.
We announce the application opportunities and respective calendar each year.
Oportunities offered by ICM
ICM allows for the mobility of students (SMS-SMP) and Teaching (STA) and Non-teaching Staff (STT).
Types of mobility under ICM
ICM provides four types of mobility:
Through this Program, Students from these countries can study for a period of 6 months at IPVC, while teaching staff have 15 days to complete their teaching assignment.
IPVC’s teaching staff will be able to participate in a mobility period for a duration of eight days, so as to further their training through inter-cultural interaction and learning via other techniques and skills in the intended areas of specialization.
Key Action 1 also sets the conditions for funding Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD):
These are master’s degree programs funded by the ERASMUS+ program, corresponding to 60, 90, or 120 ECTS credits, and administered by consortia of higher education institutions (HEIs) in different countries and other relevant educational/non-educational partners with experience and specific interest in the area(s) of study/professional area(s) covered by the joint program.
Completion of studies will lead to a joint degree or a dual/multiple degree, which is fully recognized in the countries of the institutions participating in the program’s administration.
The program provides for a period of study in at least two of the consortium’s HEIs, located in Program Countries, and additional periods or study, research activities, placement, and thesis preparation may take place in other organizations participating in the Program or in partner countries.
It also provides for study grants to be awarded to students of merit from around the world so that they may participate in one of these EMJMD programs.
For more information about the different application procedures and deadlines, interested students and teaching staff should contact the consortium offering the joint master’s degree program of their interest. IPVC applicants can contact the Office of International Mobility and Cooperation (GMCI) for general orientation and support in preparing their application documents.