Our study program prepares our students for an international approach. Each and every one of ITECH’s future engineers will have at least one international experience. Hence, we work every day in collaboration with several universities and companies all around the world in order to give our students amazing academic and professional opportunities.
The Erasmus+ Program
Founded in 1987, Erasmus is a student mobility program which allows those who desire to do 3 months to 1 year of their studies abroad, within a member country of the program. Each student must then validate 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for 1 semester and 60 ECTS for 1 year. These ECTSs will be recognized by the university sending the student.
The program also allows for teacher mobility: 8 hours minimum. ITECH signs bilateral agreement with many Universities in order for its students to benefit from these exchanges, as well as for bringing in foreign professors for extra know-how.
The Erasmus + program is open to the following countries:
- Member countries of the European Union
- Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Macedonia, Switzerland
Universities can also have partnerships with other establishments but these agreements are established outside of the Erasmus+ program.
Who is eligible?
Any student enrolled in a teaching institution can apply under conditions:
He or she must have validated and finished the first year of studies. Meaning that ITECH students can do an Erasmus exchange program only during the second or third year of the engineering cycle.
Step 1: Get in touch
Inform the International Relations Service: email@example.com
Step 2: Applying for the Erasmus Program
Apply for a specific course: (See intranet) before the beginning of October in order to leave for the 2nd semester of the school year.
After submitting your application for a specific course you will be summoned by the Head of Studies. During this interview, bring:
- A cover letter
- A learning agreement (complete it or prepare a list of choices that will be discussed during the interview). A minimal language level can be asked for before leaving for the welcoming university. See the Erasmus tab dedicated to this on the site of said university.
Explain your choice: Be vigilant. Certain universities can impose certain subjects. Take this into account.
Step 3: Applying for foreign universities
Once your choice of course and lessons are validated, you can start applying.
- Application files: see the partner university’s website
- Deadline for depositing files: see the partner university’s website
Step 4: Applying for grants
Apply for Erasmus and/or Explora grants (contact the International Relations Service).
List of partner Erasmus universities
- Great Britain:
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
- UPC Igualada (Leather)
- UPC Terrassa (Textile)
Academic exchange outside of the EU
You can also do a non-Erasmus academic exchange within the framework of bilateral agreement or do a sandwich year. You can go to Russia, Northern Africa, Americas, Asia, among others. See our partner universities.
If you are interested by other universities, contact the International Relations Service.
Go to the partner university’s website.
You can also other lodgings in which case it is up to you to take your own initiatives.
Contact the International Relations Service of partner universities in which you are applying.