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International Credit Mobility


For 30 years, the European Union funded the Erasmus program, which allowed more than 4 million European students to spend part of their studies in higher education in Europe. In 2015, Erasmus + opened up these opportunities for the country and organizations from other parts of the world (non-EU countries). Through the new action "International Credit Mobility" - ICM - as European HEIs can now create a list of partners worldwide, to send and receive students and staff.


ICM projects aim to help participants acquire key skills, support professional development, and deepen an understanding of other cultures. The impact study found that non-participation in Erasmus + is likely to increase employability and as transversal skills of a postgraduate. Unemployment rates among Erasmus participants are 23% lower 5 years after a graduation in compare with how they are not overseas. Two-thirds of employers think it is an international experience and a key asset for the job seeker and leads to greater professional responsibility. Staff can acquire new skills for their development, improve their language skills and learn new working methods.


The ICM aims to increase the capabilities, attractiveness and international dimension of the participating associations. International links as institutions are strengthened, giving partners the opportunity to increase their visibility at local and global level. Both incoming and outgoing students will be ready to share their positive experiences of studying at their institution.


Currently, ICM at the University of Beira Interior has partnerships with more than 12 institutions in the area of Social Sciences:

  • State University of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • National University of Ostroh Academy, Ukraine
  • University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
  • European University of Tirana, Albania
  • University of Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Univerzitet Crne Gore, Montenegro
  • State University of Moldavia, Moldova
  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzgovina



What is the difference between Erasmus + and Erasmus + / ICM?

Eramus+ is a Mobility Programme within the European Union, while the Erasmus + / ICM is a Mobility Programme for countries outside the European Union.

How long is the Mobility?

One semester, but it can be extended for another semester, through the availability of a scholarship.

How do I complete the Learning Agreement?

You should complete all the information requested in the document by computer. If you have any questions, please contact your mobility coordinator.

What is the minimum and maximum period of mobility?

The mobility period lasts for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months for a study cycle.


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Last update on: 04/06/2018

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