Each ERASMUS student will be given an ERASMUS Student Charter by their home university or higher education institution before departing on their study or placement period abroad. The Student Charter provided in the form of a leaflet highlights the rights and obligations of students participating in ERASMUS. It informs ERASMUS students about what they are entitled to and what is expected of them during their secondment for studies or for a placement.
In particular, the ERASMUS Student Charter outlines the basic entitlements of the ERASMUS students, such as free tuition and full recognition of studies or placements abroad. The Charter also specifies the main obligations of the ERASMUS students, providing them with a concise idea of their duties with regard to both their home and host higher education institutions.
The text of the Erasmus Student Charter:
As an Erasmus student, you are entitled to expect:
- Your home and host universities to have an inter-institutional agreement.
- The sending and receiving institutions to sign with you and before you leave a Learning/Training Agreement setting out the details of your planned activities abroad, including the credits to be achieved.
- Not to have to pay fees to your host university for tuition, registration, examinations, access to laboratory and library facilities during your Erasmus studies.
- Full academic recognition from your home university for satisfactorily completed activities during the Erasmus mobility period, in accordance with the Learning/Training Agreement.
- To be given a transcript of records at the end of your activities abroad, covering the studies/work carried out and signed by your host institution/enterprise. This will record your results with the credits and grades achieved. If the placement was not part of the normal curricula, the period will at least be recorded in the Diploma Supplement.
- To be treated and served by your host university in the same way as their home students.
- To have access to the Erasmus University Charter and Erasmus Policy Statement of your home and host universities.
- Your student grant or loan from your home country to be maintained while you are abroad.
As an Erasmus student, you are expected to:
- Respect the rules and obligations of your Erasmus grant agreement with your home university or your National Agency.
- Ensure that any changes to the Learning/Training Agreement are agreed in writing with both the home and host institutions as soon as they when they occur.
- Spend the full study/placement period as agreed at the host university/enterprise, including undergoing the relevant examinations or other forms of assessment, and respect its rules and regulations.
- Write a report on your Erasmus study/placement period abroad when you return and provide feedback if requested by your home university, the European Commission or the National Agency.
If you have a problem:
- Identify the problem clearly and check your rights and obligations. Contact your departmental coordinator for Erasmus and use the formal appeals procedure of your home university if necessary.
Student charter in other language versions
Consult also “Your rights as a mobile student” (Youth on the Move guide to the rights of mobile students in the European Union)