New agreement paves the way for more mobility

All nine Circle U. partners have signed the multilateral Erasmus+ agreement guaranteeing places for students and staff who are planning a stay abroad.

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Mobility options guaranteed for students and staff

Mobility options are now guaranteed for students and staff at Circle U. partners. All nine universities have signed the multilateral Erasmus+ agreement, and this means that each partner will reserve spots for up to five exchange students from each partner every academic year.

The agreement comes into effect from the academic year 2022/2023, although the newest alliance members from Vienna and Pisa will not be joining before the following academic year.

This means that each university will accept up to 30 students for semester places in 2022/2023, and up to 40 students in the following years.

No tuition fees

By signing the agreement, alliance partners commit to not charging Circle U. exchange students any fees for tuition, exams etc. They also commit to helping incoming students in finding accommodation, obtaining insurance and generally helping them settle in so as to ensure that they get as much out of their stay as possible. All partners will likewise be encouraging exchange students to act as ambassadors for the programme, sharing experiences and knowledge with their fellow students.

Our new home university in the making

Prof. Min Reuchamps of UC Louvain, who is the Academic Chair for Shaping the Future of Higher Education in a Changing World, is looking forward to hopefully increasing mobility among the Circle U. partners.

– Circle U. is our new home university in the making. Visiting and studying at another Circle U. university is definitely one of the best ways to bring life into this exciting and collective enterprise. Circle U. needs you – don’t wait to jump in and shape the future of higher education, but also your future!

– Prof. Min Reuchamps of UC Louvain

The multilateral agreement also covers mobility for teachers. Each university can receive one staff member per partner every academic year. The university of Pisa will be joining this part of the agreement in the academic year 2023/2024, sending the total number of potential staff mobilities to 72 per year.

Published May 6, 2022 2:30 PM - Last modified May 9, 2022 10:10 AM