About Erasmus

Erasmus+ financially supports, educates, empowers and connects individuals and organizations in order to realize their full potential in the system of education, training, youth and sports.

It was created as a student exchange program, and in the meantime grew into a program for all generations, whose activities can include numerous organizations: educational institutions, associations, companies, cities, municipalities and counties, as well as other public and private organizations.

In the new program period 2021-2027. Erasmus+ is aimed at creating equal opportunities for everyone for the purpose of better education and a more inclusive society and sustainable development in accordance with the preservation of the environment and keeping pace with digital technologies, based on designing innovative solutions for today’s challenges and acquiring the skills of the future.

As part of the Erasmus+ program, ARCA implements the mobility of students and employees through Key Activity 1 – two types of projects:

KA131 – cooperation with program countries (EU countries + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey)

KA171 – cooperation with partner countries (all other countries of the world)

As part of the mobility project, ARCA sends students abroad for part of their studies or for professional practice, and teaching and non-teaching staff for teaching or training. Students enrich their study experience by going to one of the partner higher education institutions, while they do professional practice abroad in a company, scientific institute, laboratory or any other relevant place of work. Teachers teach at foreign universities or receive training in organizations related to their field of work and professional interests. Also, higher education institutions receive foreign students and higher education staff from abroad.

Information

Incoming staff mobility means the mobility of foreign teaching and administrative staff at University College ARCA for the purpose of teaching, professional development (following the work of colleagues or so-called “job-shadowing”, participation in scientific gatherings, workshops, seminars and courses), arranging international cooperation and preparation and participation in international projects and conferences. The purpose of mobility may be limited by the specific rules of a particular mobility program or the provisions of inter-institutional agreements.

Procedures related to the outgoing mobility of staff are determined by the Rulebook on International Mobility.

Financial support for incoming staff mobility can be obtained through the Erasmus+ program in such a way that the foreign employee applies to the Erasmus+ competition at his home institution. The exception is incoming experts who are not employees of a higher education institution, who are invited to hold classes by ARCA (they can apply for funding within the Erasmus+ KA131 competition for employees of ARCA), as well as incoming staff from partner countries who apply to competitions of ARCA funded within the Erasmus+ KA107/171 projects.

Interested teaching/non-teaching staff can find out about mobility opportunities via the email address: dekan@velarca.hr or look for open vacancies on the official website of University College ARCA.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Office for International Cooperation

Đorđe Nadrjanski

dekan@velarca.hr

+385 97 620 46 77

Info link: https://www.mobilnost.hr/hr/sadrzaj/programi/erasmus/erasmus-visoko-obrazovanje/mobilnost-osoblja/

Outgoing staff mobility means the mobility of employees of University College ARCA at a foreign higher education institution or in a foreign organization for the purpose of holding classes, professional development (following the work of colleagues or so-called “job-shadowing”, participation in scientific gatherings, workshops, seminars and courses), arranging international cooperation and preparation and participation in international projects and conferences. The purpose of mobility may be limited by the specific rules of a particular mobility program or the provisions of inter-institutional agreements.

The Erasmus+ program enables the exchange of employees of ARCA for the purpose of teaching or for the purpose of training.

Competitions for financing staff mobility and incoming mobility of foreign experts within the Erasmus+ program are usually announced twice a year. All competitions related to mobility are published on the website of ARCA.

Mobility for the purpose of teaching is possible at foreign higher education institutions with which the University of Zadar has signed an Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement in program and partner countries. You can find the list of signed Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreements here:

Program countries (KA103/131) – Partner countries (KA107/171).

Also, for mobility for the purpose of Erasmus+ training, an inter-institutional agreement is not necessary for mobility to Program countries if the mobility is carried out at institutions that do not have the status of a higher education institution. When finding suitable offers for training, the online platform IMOTION intended for the staff of higher education institutions is of great use.

Employees have the opportunity to hold classes at a partner higher education institution on the condition that they hold at least 8 hours of classes per week (or 4 hours in the case of combining mobility for the purpose of teaching and training with the development of pedagogical skills) or else attend a training course, all for a duration of 2 days to 2 months for program countries (KA103/131) and from 5 days to 2 months for partner countries (KA107/171).

Erasmus+ financial support for mobility in program countries (KA131) in ac. year 2022/2023 amounts from 112 to 144 euros per day depending on the cost of living in the host country, and 180 euros per day for partner countries (KA107/171/international opening). Travel expenses are reimbursed in lump sums depending on the distance of the destination.

Due to possible increased costs during the realization of the mobility period, employees with disabilities have the right to an increased amount of financial support in accordance with the special needs arising from the disability. Employees cannot receive financial support if their stay is financed in parallel from the funds of the European Union.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Office for International Cooperation

Đorđe Nadrjanski

dekan@velarca.hr

+385 97 620 46

Info link: https://www.mobilnost.hr/hr/sadrzaj/programi/erasmus/erasmus-visoko-obrazovanje/mobilnost-osoblja/77

In order for a student to study at University College ARCA as an Erasmus+ student, his higher education institution must have signed an Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement with ARCA, and the student must be nominated by his home university.

After the Office for International Cooperation accepts the nomination, the nominated student must complete the application process for study at ARCA. The student must send the following documents to our Erasmus+ coordinator at dekan@velarca.hr

 

Application form

  • Agreement on learning for the purpose of study / professional practice
  • Copy of passport / identity card
  • A copy of the health insurance card
  • 2 passport photos

 

 

The application deadlines are as follows:

Winter semester: July 30

Summer semester: December 30

 

After receiving all the necessary documents, students will receive an acceptance letter within a few days after the application deadline.

Before arrival, foreign students must regulate their stay in Croatia, health insurance, travel insurance policy and organize their own accommodation.

Before submitting an application for regularization of stay in the Republic of Croatia (police department and station), incoming students must submit an application for OIB. Regulation of health insurance can be done at the insurance company of your choice.

For additional advice and instructions regarding the organization of stay during mobility, students can contact the Erasmus + coordinator at the University at dekan@velarca.hr.

At the end of the mobility, the student will be handed a mobility certificate for the purpose of the study stay and a transcript of grades. The outgoing student must fill out the European Commission’s Online Questionnaire on Mobility no later than 30 calendar days after receiving the email.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Office for International Cooperation

Đorđe Nadrjanski

dekan@velarca.hr

+385 97 620 46 77

Info links:

https://www.mobilnost.hr/hr/sadrzaj/programi/erasmus/erasmus-visoko-obrazovanje/mobilnost-studenata/

https://www.mobilnost.hr/hr/sadrzaj/kutak-za-studente/

Outgoing student mobility can be achieved in two ways:

 

1) for the purpose of a study stay, which entails attending courses and taking exams or research under the supervision of a mentor at the foreign host institution. After the achieved mobility, the student returns to the ARCA University, where he continues and completes his studies.

2 for the purpose of carrying out professional practice at a foreign host institution with a scholarship through the Erasmus+ program.

 

All full-time and part-time undergraduate students of ARCA University can apply for the competition. Also, students can carry out professional practice within a year from the date of completion of their studies (graduation), but they apply for the competition while they have student status.

Before going to a foreign higher education institution, the student must agree on the recognition of ECTS, i.e. the mobility period, in agreement with the course providers and the Erasmus coordinator of ARCA. The student’s obligations are defined by signing the Learning Agreement. Upon returning to the home institution, the process of recognition of obligations performed at the partner institution abroad is carried out. In the case of a study stay, a student at a foreign institution must enroll at least 20 ECTS credits and achieve at least 15 ECTS credits per semester, based on the foreign institution’s grade transcript. Professional practice is carried out full-time, lasting a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The number of financial grants that ARCA will grant for student mobility depends on the availability of funds. The amount of financial support depends on the country in which the mobility is carried out, and is defined in the text of the competition. Students remain enrolled at their home institution for the duration of their mobility and are required to continue paying tuition. Students will not be charged tuition at foreign institutions.

Most of the information related to mobility for the purpose of study stay, professional practice and current competitions can be found on the website of the University.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Office for International Cooperation

Đorđe Nadrjanski

dekan@velarca.hr

+385 97 620 46 77

Info links:

https://www.mobilnost.hr/hr/sadrzaj/programi/erasmus/erasmus-visoko-obrazovanje/mobilnost-studenata/

https://www.mobilnost.hr/hr/sadrzaj/kutak-za-studente/

 

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

Brochure for incoming students

Contests

Course Catalogue