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The European Union’s Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. It is a co-operation and mobility Programme in the field of higher education in Poland. In addition the programme contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

Universities and universities of technology take part in the Erasmus program which is basically the platform of students’ exchange between institutions of higher education in Poland. In other words, if you study in Spain and you want to come over to Poland for just one year or semester of your studies and wise versa if you want to study masters in Germany you can go to some top universities and complete the masters.

The name of the Programme comes from Desiderius Erasmus Rotterdamus, a 15th-century Dutch humanist and theologian who studied in the best monastic schools throughout Europe. In his days, he was known as one of the most brilliant students of the time. “Mundus” is the Latin word for “world” and thus stands for the programme’s global outreach.

The number of places at each faculty and each university depends and is mostly set in the agreement between the parent university and the target university. It’s the same with the courses the student have to participate in, rules and procedures of the admission and the documentation required. We don’t want you to be mistaken so if you want to find full information about the Erasmus program, simply ask about it at your parent university or contact the university you want to study at. They should help you without hesitation.

What are the specific objectives of ERASMUS Programme?

The programme's specific objectives are:
— To promote structured cooperation between higher education institutions and enhance the quality in European higher education with a distinct European added value, attractive both within the European Union and beyond its borders.
— To contribute to the mutual enrichment of societies by developing the qualifications of women/men so that they possess particular skills, are open minded- and internationally experienced. This is achieved through promoting mobility for the most talented students and academics from third countries towards the European Union and vice versa.
— To contribute towards the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries through increased mobility streams between the European Union and those countries.
— To improve accessibility and enhance the profile and visibility of European higher education in the world as well as its attractiveness for third country nationals and citizens of the European Union.

Who is responsible for the management of ERASMUS Programme?

The European Commission is responsible for the running of the Erasmus Mundus Programme (2009-2013). It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the programme. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme at European level. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus Mundus Programme. It publishes the specific Calls for Proposals and is responsable for the entire life-cycle of the projects, including the selection, awarding of grants and monitoring.