Information for Outgoing Students
Traveling and Studying in Europe
As an Erasmus Student you will have the great chance to travel and study at a European University that has an Inter – institutional agreement with Neapolis University Pafos. Students of Neapolis who wish to participate in the Erasmus Program should easily find information in our website or contact our Erasmus Officer. The students must be at the second or third year of their studies and can spend 3 to 12 months studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe. This period of studying will be totally credited through the ECTS System (European Credit Transfer System).
The benefits of the Erasmus Program
As an Erasmus Student you will enhance your experiences and you will have lots of fun.
There are several benefits that you can gain as an Erasmus student
- Visit other countries, Universities and get acquainted with other educational systems
- Return back more motivated, independent and confident
- This studying period counts towards your degree
- Acquire a range of life skills
- Improve your language skills
- Achieve an international network of friends
- Discover different cultures and meet new people
How does it work?
To be eligible to become an Erasmus student you must be:
- Studying in Europe and formally registered at NUP
- Be enrolled in your second or third year of studies
ECTS Learning Agreement
The ECTS Learning Agreement between institutions is essential and must be ensured before departure.
You can find more details reading the attachments below or you can contact our Erasmus Officer.
For a complete list of criteria and the process of mobility please read here
Where can I travel and study?
You can find the list of our Erasmus Partner Institutions here link or contact the Erasmus Office for more details
Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants. The OLS offers participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) the opportunity to assess their skills in the foreign language(s) they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, selected participants may follow an online language course to improve their competence.
The OLS concerns all students who participate in Erasmus program and the courses at the Host Institution will be taught in the following languages: English, French , German , Spanish , Italian , Dutch , Czech, Danish, Greek , Polish for all levels, Swedish (A1 level) and Portuguese (level B2) according to the European Framework for Languages
For more information and for the available languages follow the link: http://erasmusplusols.eu/
Cost of Living and accommodation
Living costs are different from country to country. However, travelling abroad and studying at a European University as an Erasmus student is a wonderful opportunity and a really valuable experience. It is also great that many countries have a range of students’ discounts in order to make life more affordable.
The Erasmus Office of Neapolis University Pafos will help you with your accommodation. Our Erasmus Officer will bring you in touch with the Housing officers of partner institutions, who will help you find accommodation in residence halls or in private housing. It is essential for you to know that the sooner you apply for the Erasmus Program (regarding the deadlines), the easier you will find a good accommodation.
As an outgoing student you have to pay only the 75% of tuition fees to Neapolis University in Cyprus.
The Erasmus Student Mobility
Grand Each country’s Erasmus Central Office allocates a specific grand for students who travel abroad and participate in the Erasmus Program. For Cyprus this office is the Life Long Learning Organization in Nicosia. The grand intends to contribute to the additional cost of studying abroad. This grand is allocated by the European Commission in Brussels and it is different for every country. It is not intended to cover the full cost of studying abroad; nevertheless, it covers the largest amount.
The Learning Agreement
The learning agreement is one of the essential steps for those who wish to participate in the Erasmus Program. It indicates and states the courses you intend to study at the host University and ensures that these courses are equivalent to the courses of your Program in Neapolis University Pafos. After your receive a letter of acceptance from the Erasmus Committee of NUP, you will have to meet with your Program Coordinator and select the courses that you will study at the host University. Your Program Coordinator will help you and then he/she will sign the Learning Agreement securing the equivalency of the course.
The Learning Agreement will be sent to the host Institution as it has to be signed by the Departmental and Institutional Erasmus Coordinator of the host institution, as well.
The Erasmus Application form must be submitted as follows:
- 20th of June – deadline for students who wish to study abroad during the Fall Semester
- 20th of October – deadline for students who wish to study abroad during the Spring Semester
Inform the Course Office
Before going on your Erasmus Trip, you will have to notify the Course Office in order to avoid having important implications on your academic status. The Course Office is responsible to include the Erasmus Courses on your transcript when you come back from the host University. The results of the Erasmus courses will be written on your transcript as Pass or Fail (the grade will not be visible on your transcript).