The Erasmus program at UAB, a real success for the university and its students: the 3 best universities in the country, in the proportion of students participating in the program, before the pandemic
The Erasmus program, one of the most successful international programs in the field of education, is also popular at the University of “December 1, 1918” in Alba Iulia.
Representatives of the Center for International Relations within the UAB sent to ziarulunirea.ro a series of information regarding the history of this program in relation to the university in our province, as well as about the way in which foreign students who have chosen Alba Yulia as the host of an integrated city.
The program provides exceptional opportunities for study and practice abroad, and has been implemented at UAB since 2000.
Although mobility has unfortunately decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives of the Center for International Relations said that mobility measures for students and university staff are on an upward trend.
Universities encourage both students and recent graduates to participate in this program, because only during the student’s tenure can you get this opportunity to study in another country.
Students wishing to go on the Erasmus + Mobility Program with UAB and partner institutions abroad conclude a series of documents that guarantee the necessary financial support for students and recognition of learning outcomes as a result of their mobility abroad, such as:
- A contract signed by the university and the sending student for the period of mobility, a study contract that arranges the placement program imposed by the three parties: the student, the sending institution and the institution and an Erasmus student charter that sets out the rights and obligations of the student relevant to his or her period of professional training/experience in another country.
In addition to the opportunity to learn in a European country, the student can visit and discover new places. Financial assistance is provided through the European Union’s Education, Training, Youth and Sports Programme.
Although classified as a medium-sized university, the University of “December 1, 1918” in Alba Iulia in 2019, before the outbreak of the epidemic, enjoyed being in the top three in the country in terms of the proportion of mobile students, 4.67% of the total students. Total number of UAB students.
Today, our university’s partnerships with other educational institutions around the world are diverse, some of which are among the best in the world.
Such examples can be found in Latin America, such as partner universities in Colombia, China, Central Asia, Australia and more recently in higher education institutions in Europe and America.
At the level of the European Union and its neighbors, the UAB has a large number of students from Poland, Turkey, Italy, etc., and the impressions they leave about our city and the University “December 1, 1918” during their stay, are very positive, in more than 95% of the reports from them, according to representatives Center for International Relations.
Moreover, international students enjoy trips to our country, for example from previous years, in the fall of 2021, when they visited Deva and Hunedoara, and activities like “Escape to Vama Veche” or Halloween parties. At Bran Castle, it was organized by the Erasmus student network, Alba Iulia Department, which is part of the world’s largest student NGO.
For Romanian students who choose to spend part of their studies abroad, representatives of the Center for International Relations at UAB say they can enjoy important benefits, such as a guarantee of a large percentage (in some countries, Erasmus scholarships cover all student scholarships) of monthly fees and transfer money, which can be Granted in larger amounts if the student travels to the host university on green transportation, providing additional financial support for students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.