Erasmus – Outgoing

The school has about 150 european partners, and more than 100 international partners. Students should select partners where they would like to study abroad, during the mobility period, referring to the programmes of the host institutions.

Applications for the Erasmus+ programme are managed by the Erasmus and International Relations Office (GERI). Applications open once a year for student mobility in the next school year.


Admission Requirements

• Students wishing to participate in mobility programmes must meet the following requirements:

– At the beginning of the mobility period students must have completed 60 ECTS;
– Have good knowledge of the english language;
– Have some knowledge of the destination country’s language;
– Be enrolled in the University of Lisbon School of Law and have all fees paid (if you don’t comply with the administrative requirements youmay not participate).

Host institution:

• Students may apply to undertake a study mobility period abroad at a partner higher education institution.

• In a student mobility for internship (work placement) abroad, the student should contact directly the institution he/she wants to attend, which may be any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth.

For example, such organisation can be:

– a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
– a public body at local, regional or national level;
– a social partner or other representatives of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
– a research institute;
– a foundation;
– a school/ institute / educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to the highest degree of secondary education, and including vocational training and adult education);
– a non-profit association, NGOs;
– a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;
– a Programme Country HEI awarded with an ECHE.

Duration:

•  Study mobilities must have a minimum duration of three months (90 days) and a maximum of 12 months.

•  Mobility for internship must have a minimum of two months (60 days) and can last up to 12 months.

The same student can participate in mobility periods up to a limit of 12 months for each study cycle (bachelor, master, doctorate), regardless of the number and the type of mobility activities.

The student may interpolate periods of study mobility, with periods of internship mobility, since it complies the maximum limit of 12 months for each study cycle.

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Application Procedures

• Applications open once a year, between December and February, for study and training mobility to be carried out the following school year.

Students should submit their application online. Students without Portuguese nationlaity must upload copy of resident or student visa.

• In the student mobility for training, the student is responsible for finding and contacting an institution that welcomes him/her. Therefore, he must send to the chosen organisation his curriculum vitae, requesting for an internship.

If the institution accepts the student as an intern, he/she must request a letter of acceptance with reference to the internship’s time duration.

During mobility, students should have a training supervisor. This advisor will be responsible for the student supervision, pedagogical and scientific support.

Selection Procedure

• The student mobility selection process is managed by GERI, and results will be communicated by email to applicants.

Selected students must contact the host university to gather information on application procedure (deadlines, necessary documents, etc.), and timely notify GERI, so that the necessary academic documents can be provided in time.

Before leaving, students participating in the Erasmus+ Mobility Programme, must provide the following documents, for contract issuing:

– Filled and signed Student form from the Rectory;
– Power of Attorney to manage all Erasmus+ related issues in the absence of the student;
– Copy of the prosecutor’s identification document;
– Bank statement with account number, to which the student grant will be transferred if applicable.

To issue the Erasmus+ Student Contract and to pay the grant if applicable, students must have submitted all required documents.

• In the mobility for training, if the student has been selected, he/she should prepare his/her Training Agreement and submit it for approval in GERI, filling in all the necessary documents to formalise the exchange.

The process ends with the signing of the Erasmus+ Student Agreement.

Note: priority will be given to applicants who have never participated in mobility programmes.

Before leaving

• Before leaving, students doing a study/training period abroad should:

– Prepare their study plan for the approval of both faculties/partners;
– Make sure they have all the documents requested by the host institution;
– Make sure they have all the requirements for entry and residence in the destination country, particularly students who are in mobility outside EU countries and foreign students;

Checklist for outgoing students

• Before departure, the students conducting the mobility internship under Erasmus + programme must sign a “Training Agreement” – which defines the apprenticeship programme, duration, location and goals to achieve. This agreement is signed by the student, the host institution and the GERI.

During mobility

Arriving at the host institution, students have to request the signature of the declaration of arrival, which must be scanned and emailed to the GERI, within 15 days from arrival.

Changes in the study plan:

Students may need to change their study plan during the mobility.
Whenever there is a change to the study plan involving the inclusion of a new discipline in the destination university, the student must submit to GERI a new application for accreditation of courses.
Amendments to the study plan (addition and deleting of courses) should also be validated by both institutions.

Duration:

In the internship, the mobility period abroad can be interrupted by company holidays. The closing periods don’t count towards the minimum length of an internship period.
The student or trainee may agree to extend the mobility period with the host organization, as long as such additional period is immediately after the ongoing mobility period.

Upon Return

At the end of the mobility study period, students must provide GERI the following documents:

– Declaration of stay signed by the host institution;
– Transcript of Records (some universities opt to send this document later and directly to the Erasmus and International Relations Office). Students who don’t approve any course of the learning agreement will have to refund the grant.

– With the presentation of the Trancript of Records, GERI issue a certificate of grades conversion  in accordance with the one established in the study contract and the regulation in force.

With the submission of the transcript of records, GERI issues a grade conversion certificate, in accordance with the learning agreement.
Students must also fill out a Student Report, which is sent directly by the National Agency to the student, after notification of return.
Payment of the remaining 20% of the grant depends on the delivery of the above mentioned documents and closer of the mobility process.

At the end of the internship mobility period and within 15 days after return, the participant must hand in at GERI a traineeship certificate provided by the host institution where the performance of the student is described and confirmation of the start and ending date of the mobility period (should be given a declaration of stay if this information isn’t included in the certificate).

Although the internships don’t have a study element, it is required to have a positive performance, which is proven by the host organization. Therefore, the institution must issue an evaluation document attesting the participant’s approval during the internship or a declaration proving that the intern successfully carried out the activities set out to accomplish.

Registration of the Erasmus + internship period in the Europass Mobility document is mandatory and will be requested by GERI to the National Europass Centre.

Erasmus+ scholarships

Students who are making mobility under the Erasmus+ programme are likely to receive a scholarship. The amount of the grant depends on the financial amount allocated to FDUL in each academic year and may not be assigned to all outgoing Erasmus+ participants.

Erasmus+ scholarships are a financial supplement and are not intended to bear all the costs during the mobility period. The granting of a scholarship is compatible with other sources of funding, as well with other scholarships or part-time jobs.

The distribution and the amount of the scholarships vary depending on the destination country and the mobility duration. The scholarship values are stipulated by the National Erasmus + Agency, which is responsible for managing the programme in Portugal.

The Erasmus+ grant is paid in two parcels, 80% after signing the scholarship contract and the remaining 20% when all the remaining required formalities are completed.

As soon as the study plan is approved, students must fill in the Student Data Sheet (hyperlink), which should be delivered in GERI, duly signed, together with:

• Power of attorney;
• Copy of the representative’s identification document;
• Bank statement with account number, to which the student grant will be transferred if applicable.

The lack of approval during mobility, implies the repayment of the entire amount of the scholarship transferred from the University to the student.



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