Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will Erasmus be normal again next year, or will it be (partly) online?
A: This is very difficult to predict. This will depend on the situation regarding COVID in the specific country, and decisions taken by the authorities and universities.
Q: How much scholarship will I receive?
A: It depends on the country where you go and how long you will go.
The amounts are per month, in Euros:
520€: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
500€: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal,
450€: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North-Macedonia, Rumania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey.
Please note that the budget for the Erasmus program has not yet been established (for the entire EU). As a result, the amounts mentioned here are of a previous year and have not been formally confirmed yet. The final amounts will only be confirmed once the EU budget for Erasmus has been finalized. This is foreseen to happen by June 2021. The expectation is that the amounts will not be lower than indicated here.
Q: Will I have to pay tuition fee during Erasmus?
A: Yes, WISP students have to pay for tuition, but only 50% of the regular tuition fee during the semester or year they are on Erasmus.
Q: Can I go on Erasmus during a semester when I am supposed to do obligatory courses?
A: Yes, but you still have to do the obligatory courses
- You can do an obligatory course at the University where you plan to go, if they offer that same course. You need permission from the Dean of student affairs for this. The Dean will ask you to first bring approval of the instructor teaching the obligatory course here. The instructor will need to check if the content of the course at the other University is indeed the same as the course here. You will need to present the instructor with a detailed course description for this.
- You can do the course a year later. You need to ask the Dean for student affairs for permission to do the course in the year after your Erasmus. You need to have this permission BEFORE you leave. If not you will fail the course and have a condition.
- You can enroll in the course through USOS during the normal registration period and try to pass the exam after you come back from Erasmus (provided that attendance to classes is not obligatory). Being on Erasmus does not count as a valid excuse for missing an exam. If you miss the first exam in the session because you are still abroad, then this will count as a missed chance. The re-take exam will not count as your “first attempt”.
Q: Can my Erasmus courses count as specialization courses?
A: In principle yes, but…
The head of the specialization decides about this. You need to ask for permission of the head of the specialization that the course will belong to. For this you will need to show detailed course descriptions so that the head of the specialization can judge whether the course fits the requirement for a specialization course. In case you complete a general specialization, the Dean for student affairs decides.
Q: Can my Erasmus courses count as OGUN courses?
A: Yes, if the Dean for student affairs agrees – you need to write a request to her
Q: how many credits should I do during Erasmus?
A: In principle 30 ECTS per semester, but not less than 20.
Completing less than 20 ECTS will result in loss of part of your scholarship, and will thus have financial consequences.
Q: When should I show proof that I have B2 language proficiency?
A: In order to be able to qualify unconditionally, you should show it at the interview
You can bring a certificate (or a copy of your matura, if this applies). In case you have passed the exam at the University of Warsaw and have it registered in USOS, you can just mention this and we will verify in USOS. Note that you can qualify conditionally if you cannot present a proof of proficiency yet. However candidates who can show proof of proficiency will have priority (even if they have a lower score).
Q: What about the conditional passes that were mentioned earlier?
A: Participation in the Erasmus program should not delay study progress
In some cases a condition cannot be postponed without resulting in prolongation of study (repeating a year, being crossed out as a student, etc.). In such and other potentially problematic situations, a student cannot qualify for Erasmus with a condition. As mentioned before, this has to be assessed on an individual basis.
This information has been published on February 18 2021.