Selection criteria

The ones who can participate in the selection are those who:

a. are 1st year students (B.A.) - after the successful completion of the first semester of studies they can conduct a traineeship mobility programme only in the second semester of the first year of study;
b. are 2nd year students (B.A.) and 1st year students (M.A.);

c. are students in the final years of B.A. or M.A. study programmes and may benefit from an Erasmus traineeship mobility programme only if the duration of the mobility is prior to the time-frame of the graduation exam from “Danubius” University
d. are B.A. or M.A. graduates, who have participated in the selection during the last year of study and who will conduct a traineeship mobility and finalize it no later than one year after graduation.

In order to be eligible for an Erasmus + traineeship mobility, the student must: 
a. have no unattended examinations until the last session, including it

b. have the average grade of minimum 7 for all academic years of study until the selection period (for M.A. students, the average grade for the B.A. study cycle / cycles already completed and the grade of the graduation examination will be also taken into account);

c. have a test in order to check the level of knowledge of the language used for the traineeship for which he/she applies for (e.g. the minimum grade of 8/10 or higher, in the case of ratings) The test is organized by "Danubius" University and represents a stage of selection;
d. get at least 7 at the interview which is part of the selection conducted at the faculty.

The ranking of all student candidates will be made as follows:
1. For students enrolled in B.A. programmes: the average of the results obtained until the last session, including it (accounting for 50% of the overall average), the grade of the language test * (30% of the overall average) and the grade obtained at the interview (20% of the overall average).
2. For students enrolled in M.A. programmes: the average of the results obtained until the last session, including M.A. studies + the average of B.A. study + the grade from the B.A. graduation examination (50% of the overall average), the grade from the language test * ( 30% of the overall average) and the grade obtained at  the interview ( 20% of the overall average).
3. Other certificates and diplomas obtained by the student represent further selection criteria in case two candidates receive an identical overall average.
The overall average of the selection = the average of academic years (50%) + the grade of the language test (30%) + the grade of the interview (20%) * Candidates who have a certificate of proficiency stating the score obtained by the student will receive a grade equivalent to the score, which will be taken into account when calculating the overall average of the selection. The grade equivalent to the score mentioned in the certificate of proficiency will be decided by an English or French teacher. In the case of certificates attesting knowledge of other languages, for example the Italian language, the grade related to the score will also be decided by one of the two teachers.

Those students who are at the top of the hierarchy become beneficiaries of those student mobility programmes according to the allocated funds. Other students who meet the eligibility criteria become reserves, with the possibility of obtaining the grant, in the same order of hierarchy, in the case of renunciation / redistribution of funds or if the funds are supplemented. Those candidates who do not meet the selection criteria will be considered rejected.

In addition, students from the reserve list may benefit from Erasmus mobility without funding (zero grant), covering all their expenses for the study or traineeship period abroad from their personal funds.  They however benefit from all other rights of an Erasmus student (exemption from tuition fees at the host university, recognition of study period spent abroad etc.).
In case an admitted student gives up the chance to conduct their Erasmus mobility, his/her place will be taken by a student from the reserve list, in descending order of the score obtained at the selection by candidates with the reserve status.

PREPARATION OF THE MOBILITY

After the selection of beneficiaries of study and traineeship mobility programmes, in view of their preparation, they will go through the following stages:
1. The Office for European Programmes will notify the host university / institution of the results from the selection and will request confirmation concerning the acceptance of the beneficiary (which may take the form of a letter of acceptance).
2. Preparation of documents (Learning Agreement for Study / Traineeship Programme) necessary for the mobility, together with the faculty's Erasmus coordinator and their approval by the Host University / institution. The learning agreement will detail the curriculum content and the duration of the program that the beneficiary will have to follow. It is recommended that it be comparable to the curriculum of "Danubius" University for the period of mobility. The subjects mentioned in the study agreement will ensure that the student can accumulate a number of ECTS according to the Erasmus +Procedure: 3 months - 20 ECTS, 1 semester - 30 ECTS, one academic year - 60 ECTS.
3. Signing the financial contract under which he/she will receive the grant allocated for the mobility. The beneficiary is required to support the bank transfer fees of the grant. The grant will be transferred in two tranches or in accordance with the provisions of the financial contract (it is recommended that the beneficiary should have a bank account at BCR in order to pay a lower transfer fee).
4. Travel organization (transportation, accommodation, health insurance etc.) is the responsibility of the beneficiary.

MOBILITY RECOGNITION

"Danubius" University, through the Committee for Equivalence and Recognition of transferable credits and the period of study, will, in integrum and automatically, recognize the Erasmus + periods of study or traineeship and the number of transferable credits accumulated by the student during the mobility.

When returning from the mobility, the beneficiary must submit to the Office for European Programs the following documents attesting that he/she conducted the mobility:
1. The certificate of participation issued at the end of the mobility by the host university / institution must show the exact period of mobility and must correspond to the assumed period in the financial contract under the sanction of full grant return;
2. The records transcript for the study mobility programme, signed and stamped;
3. The proof of having carried out specified tasks in the traineeship agreement (Transcript of Work) for the traineeship mobility programme, signed and stamped;
4. The transport ticket and receipt / payment order (boarding pass, bus ticket, train, etc.);
5. The narrative final report (print and electronic);
6. Testimonial.

The equivalence of Erasmus + study and traineeship periods, following the recognition of grades / marks obtained in the subjects studied during the mobility, is made using the equivalence scale (Appendix to Order no. 3223/08.02.2012 concerning the approval of the methodology for recognition of study periods abroad) as an intermediate scale between the scale of Romania and that of the host country, directly related with the grades obtained by students. The number of credits related to each comparable discipline will be the one from the curriculum of "Danubius" University and not that which was obtained at the host university.

The subjects mentioned in the study agreement can be equated with subjects studied in the year in which the mobility is conducted as well as with subjects that are studied in subsequent academic years.

The beneficiaries who have completed a study or traineeship mobility must attend events organized by "Danubius" University Office for European Programs for the purpose of disseminating information on the mobility experience and promoting the received grant.

 

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