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The Erasmus+ Program allows higher education students to carry out a curricular or extra-curricular internship at a foreign company or university.

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Within this workframe, ULisboa sends students on interships through its institutional project  Erasmus+ Program, and also through the Erasmus Al Sud Consortia – Connecting Regions, Creating Worlds.

Student mobility for internships is carried out among the education institutions or at companies.

Internships have a minimum duration of 2 months (60 days) and a maximum one of 12 months.

Students may apply for the Erasmus+ Program to undertake an internship at a higher education institution, a company or another organization, while studying, or during the 12 months that immediately follow. In order to do so, they must find a host institution to issue them an admission letter, stating the period during which the internship will carry out. As such, they must reach out directly to institutions of their interest, sending their CV and requesting an internship opportunity. They may also contact the Erasmus Offices at Higher Education Institutions, asking for their support in the search. These internships do not entail any costs for the host institutions, although some may support the students financially in some way.

Students in mobility have an internship supervisor at the institution  where it is carried out and a tutor at the university of origin, both responsible for the supervision and scientific and pedagogical support needed.


Eligibility:

The following criteria must be met in order to apply for an internship mobility within the Erasmus+ Program:

| To be a regular student enrolled in a full degree at ULisboa, regardless of their nationality;
| In case of a previous participation in the Erasmus+ Program, during the current study cycle, note that the total duration of the Erasmus mobility periods (past and future) must not exceed 12 months per study cycle, regardless of the number of participations, or the type (study / internship / combined periods). The Integrated Master’s Degree programmes count as two study cycles, making it possible to do 24 months of mobility;
| Mobility is not allowed to the student’s country of official residence.
| Additionally, each School may set its own eligibility and seriation critaria according with the specifications of each programme. p>


Applications

A student interested in applying for an internship programme must contact the School’s International Relations/ERASMUS Office.

Step-by-step:

| Submit the Application at the International Relations/Erasmus Office;
| Search for and reach out to institutions for an internship;
| Once confirmation of acceptance for an internship is received, a letter of acceptance must be requested of the institution;
| Define the internship plan and submit it for approval of the programme’s Erasmus+ Coordinator and to that of the intership supervisor;
| Each School’s Erasmus+ Office  will request  several documents to be filled-in with the purpose of opening the process and issuing of the respective Erasmus+ Student Agreement;
| The European Health Insurance Card  must be requested at Segurança Social or ADSE or at another health plan, depending on each particular case;
| Search and provide for acommodation and travel;
| Sign the Erasmus+ Student Agreement which is the formal document for the Erasmus+ participant status and will, should it be the case, allow for you to collect your grant.


Selection Criteria

For more information on mobility and criteria, look up your School’s webpage:

Faculdade de Arquitetura
Faculdade de Belas-Artes
Faculdade de Ciências
Faculdade de Direito
Faculdade de Farmácia
Faculdade de Letras
Faculdade de Medicina
Faculdade de Medicina Dentária
Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana
Faculdade de Psicologia
Instituto de Ciências Sociais
Instituto de Educação
Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
Instituto Superior Técnico


Grants

The Erasmus+ Mobility Grant is meant to cover additional expenses resulting from the difference of the cost of living between the country of origin and the host country.

Being selected to participate in the Erasmus+ Program does not necessarily imply receiving a paid mobility grant.

The amount of the grants is set for each academic year.

The European Comission defined 3 country groups (1. high cost of living, 2. medium cost of living, and 3. low cost of living), for which it stipulated the allocation of identical and fixed grant amounts, defined by the National Agencies in each country. The grants will be allocated according to the amount of the host country, multiplied by the number of months of the mobility period. It is not possible to assure the allocation of grants to all students.

The grants will be handed out according to the amount of the host country and for a pre-determined number of mobility days, which may correspond to the total mobility period or be combined with additional days of “zero grant” (not finnanced).

Although it is not possible to allocate grants to all students, the Erasmus mobility is still viable without EU financing, as “zero grant”, where the student benefits from all the conditions and rights of the participation in the Program.

It is the students’ full responsibility to handle all the practical issues such as those regarding travelling and accommodation.

GrantPayment
| All students participating in the Program, who are eligible for a grant (or might be in the future), must have a Portuguese Fiscal Identification Number and a Portuguese Bank Account Identification Number.
| Before the beginning of the Erasmus+ mobility, Schools will release the list of students selected for the Erasmus+ grant allocation, and the respective amounts.
| ULisboa celebrates the Erasmus+ agreements with each student individually. The payment of the grant amount will be made within 30 days of the signature of the agreement.


Funding
The Erasmus+ Student Mobility funding is granted by the European Comission through the Erasmus+ National Agency.


Check-list

Before leaving:

Turn-in the Training Agreement at your School’s Erasmus Office, signed by the respective ULisboa School, the host institution and the student.

Remember to bring:

| Identification Card or Passport;
| European Health Insurance Card;
| Acceptance letter from the host institution, as well indication of the contact person to reach upon arrival at the host institution;
| Accommodation confirmation (if relevant);
| Pocket money for the first days.

Before returning:

| Declaration of Stay, with the dates of arrival and departure, dully signed and stamped by the Host Institution, by the day of departure;
| Evaluation document by the host institution Tutor, signed and stamped.

Upon arrival:

Turn-in the following items at the School’s International Relations /Erasmus Office:

| Declaration of Stay;
| Document with the Evaluation of the student during the internship;
| After turning in the Declaration of Stay, the Student Report notice will be sent by e-mail through an European platform (Mobility Tool) and then the report must be submitted within 15 days.


Recognition

The evaluation and recognition of Erasmus+ internships varies from School to School, and with the circumstances in which the internship is carried out (curricular internship, a practical component of the dissertation or theses of a master’s or a doctorate degree, extracurricular internship).

In each case, a formal evaluation from the host institution and an opinion from the ULisboa supervisor are always necessary.

The period of mobility for internship may, or may not, be subject to accreditation, as in all cases, the students’ Erasmus+ internships, carried out during the cycle of studies, will be registered in the Diploma Supplement.

In the case of newly-graduates, because their Erasmus+ Internship happens after the study cycle is concluded, these mobilities will not be recognized officially on their university Certificates / Diploma Supplements.

However, each School must request a mobility Europass to be issued, as to see recognized the Erasmus+ Internship of their newly-graduates (a document to be filled-in by the institution of origin and the host institution).

In all cases, it is always necessary there to be a formal evaluation on behalf of the host institution which will prove successful passing of the activities incurred during the Erasmus+ internship, along with an opinion from the internship tutor at ULisboa, as a way to validate the allocation of the Erasmus+ grant.