Students at the University of Vigo will be able to participate in the various calls for mobility that the Office of International Relations (ORI) publishes throughout the course. The calls are usually published the year before the course in which the stay will be enjoyed. It is very important to follow the news of the ORI through its announcements.
The program that holds the largest number of participants is the Erasmus+ program. Even so, there are other programs offered by Universidade de Vigo that also allow its students to gain scholarships in many countries on the rest of the globe (Mobility agreements, ISEP, GE4, etc) or in Spain (SICUE).
The ORI is currently immersed in a process of digitalization of all the administrative procedures related to the organization of mobility in the institutions to expedite the exchange of academic data of the students between them.
That is the reason why you must use the mobility portal to apply for mobility grants and create study contracts. The information on administrative procedures and requirements of each call will be explained in each of them.
The portal will be your management tool for mobility calls. In it you will find the mobility application forms, your mobility offers, your submitted applications, the study agreement (which will be signed from the portal by your coordinator of origin and destination) and you can also present all the documentation that is required from the ORI.
The SICUE Program (the exchange program among Spanish universities) makes it possible for students to spend either half or an entire school year in a different university, depending on the agreement signed by the universities. The call gets published each February.
Below you can consult links to the SICUE web pages of the different Spanish universities where you can look for information on the destination universities:
The Erasmus+ program enables students to read for a degree recognised by the European institutions with which the Universidade de Vigo has signed collaboration agreements (Erasmus+ KA 131 with countries of the program) or with institutions from non-EU countries (Erasmus+ KA 171 with associated countries).
Undergraduate, master's and doctoral students can participate and be granted up to 12 months of scholarship in each of those courses of study.
The students interested in participating must be attentive to the calls that are published from the ORI and make the request following its instructions.
Learn more about the program:
- Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE)
- European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
The Erasmus+ Internship program makes it possible for students enrolled in official degrees at Universidade de Vigo to do internships related to their studies in European companies and institutions in countries adhering to the program.
Newly graduated students may also participate under the condition that they do the internship on the following year to their graduation and apply for the internship while enrolled.
Internships may last a minimum of two to and a maxium of twuelve months.
The National Agencies of the Erasmus+ program have agreed to use a common platform for the publication of internship offers: Erasmus Intern.
This tool was developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). The platform allows companies to register their internship offers and for students and organizations to search for interested companies, with filtering options that allow searches tailored to the objectives of each institution.
Other portals for internship offers in companies:
The Blended Intensive Programs (BIPs) are short-term intensive programs (between 5 and 30 days) part of the new Erasmus+ 2021/2027 Program and which use innovative learning and teaching methods, including online collaborative work.
By enabling new and more flexible mobility formats that combine physical mobility with a virtual component, intensive combined programs aim to reach all types of students, from any background, field of study and cycle.
Each Erasmus+ BIP is organized by a group of at least 3 universities from 3 different countries. UVigo can be the organizer of the programs, receiving participants from other institutions, or it can be participant itself and organize the call to send applicants who may be open to students and staff from the institutions.
The groups of students will work collaboratively as a team with the help of the professors of the participating institutions, combining a mandatory online work period and a face-to-face work period in which all students will travel to the country of the organizing university for a short mobility, usually a week.
In most cases, first you work online, and then the face-to-face stay is carried out to finish the project. Sometimes, the online activity can continue after the face-to-face work week.
Under the Erasmus+ program, the KA171 action aims to promote mobility for students and university staff. It provides training and teaching opportunities through exchange agreements with partner institutions in partner countries outside the European Union.
The Erasmus+ KA171 call also has mobility for undergraduate, master's and PhD degrees, but unlike its counterpart 131, the call is joint.
Calls for undergraduate students are published annually, contingent to cooperation agreements signed between the Universidade de Vigo and other non-EU higher education institutions.
ISEP (International Student Exchange Programme) is a network of more than 200 universities around the world that aims to facilitate physical mobility for last year undergraduate and graduate students.
Through ISEP, students at Universidade de Vigo can take a full course (August-May) or a semester (August-December or January-May) at an American university. There are more than 150 U.S. universities to choose from, and a wide range of study programs.
Universidade de Vigo has assigned a maximum of 15 seats per year or 30 per semester.
Admitted candidates will be granted free accommodation and maintenance, according to the institutional reciprocity system, during their time at the U.S. university and will not pay tuition fees at the receiving university. The amount they will have to pay to Universidade de Vigo will be specified in the call.
GE4 (Global Education: Exchanges for Engineers and Entrepreneurs) is an association that aims to promote students and teachers excellence exchanges in the field of engineering.
Vulcanus started in 1997. This japanese programme consists of industrial placements for engineering or science students with EU or SMP associated country nationality.
It starts in September and ends in August of the following year, to adjust to the academic year in the EU/COSME member countries.
- To study a range of the most advanced technologies used by a leading Japanese company.
- To learn Japanese, as well as to appreciate and understand Japanese culture by living the enriching experience of a year abroad.
- To broaden job prospects by coming into contact with Japanese professionals and companies.
To know more about the programme:
The IACOBUS Program aims to promote cooperation and exchange between the human resources of the higher education centers of the Euroregion Galicia - North of Portugal. It is meant for professors, researchers, administrative and services staff to facilite the sharing of training, research and dissemination activities.
This initiative of the Euroregion is a pioneer in Europe and the GNP, AECT is its managing entity.
Someone is considered a mobility student when they make a temporary academic stay at a foreign higher education institution to study something related to an official degree of the Universidade de Vigo. It is not required to have been considered for a grant of mobility under the programs or agreements signed by the Universidade de Vigo.
Banco Santander, within the framework of the agreements signed with the universities, offers complementary Erasmus+ scholarships to the students selected in this call. The ORI will publish the calls and those interested must register on the Santander platform within the deadlines established for each call.
Students from Universidade de Vigo who participate in an international mobility program (ISEP, UVigo Mobility Programs, GE4, Erasmus) will have access to the additional economic aid from the Xunta de Galicia. This scholarship is announced when the students are already on their destination, so it is very important that they pay attention to the communications from the ORI in order to submit the application, timely and in due form.
Similarly, there may be other sources of complementary funding from provincial governments.
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