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Wydział Nauk EkonomicznychUniwersytet Warszawski
Outgoing Students
Applications for Erasmus exchange in the academic year 2017/2018

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are starting the recruitment for Erasmus exchange in the academic year 2017/2018. You can submit your applications from January 30th till February 12th, 2017. This recruitment will be conducted under the new rules introduced by the rector. There are two important changes:

1. You cannot apply for Erasmus exchange if in the academic year 2016/2017 you have to retake a course because of a conditional pass from the previous year.
2. Erasmus scholarship in the academic year 2017/2018 may be awarded only to students with the average grade not lower than 3.49. Students with lower average grade who want to receive the scholarship may be qualified for exchange only in the summer semester 2017/2018 and will be awarded scholarships only if the university has extra funds available.

Students with lower average grade may apply for exchange in the winter semester but without any possibility of obtaining the scholarship. We do realize that such restrictions may create problems for some of you. However, the rector decided that they are necessary.

The information meeting took place on Monday, December 13th, 2016, at 18:30 (see presentation). I encourage you to look for universities to which you would like to go. The current list of schools is available below.

While looking for the university I advise you to check first of all the language requirements and list of courses available for Erasmus students. Of course, a warm climate and proximity to a beach are important, but in the end you're going there to study. If the selected university does not offer courses, which are interesting for you, or they are in a language you do not know, it may be better to look for another school.

Check carefully pages with information for Erasmus students at the university to which you want to go. Wherever possible, we will endeavor to notify you about language requirements, in some cases we have some knowledge of the courses offered, but it often changes. So you have to check it yourself, and better do it more than once. We have had situations where one of the partner universities suddenly announced an increase in the required level of language, or changes in the list of courses in English, which caused big problems for students already nominated for exchanges in this university.

If one of you wants to travel to the university, at which the agreement does not allow for the exchange at your level of study, please include it anyway in the application. If there are no candidates for exchange fulfilling the conditions of the agreement, we will ask the partner university, whether it is possible to use available places for students at other levels. If you want to go to a university, with which our faculty does not cooperate, check the agreements of other departments. If their students do not fill in all the available places, you will be able to apply for them. Theoretically, there is a rule that you can only use the agreements of faculties from similar field - in our case IRO think this is just management - but in practice there are exceptions to this rule.

I ask you to read the Rules of faculty recruitment in the "Requirements and Procedure" below. Apart from the new rules mentioned above, the basic rule is that all students can go for exchange, provided that they know the language of instruction at the level demanded by the host university and English at B2 level. Your average grade (at least 3.49) is important only in there are more candidates for a given place. In order to go for exchange you must pass the current year of studies. In the semester in which a student has a retake of a course which he failed, he cannot go for exchange.

All students of the second and third year of bachelor studies, the first year of master studies and PhD students can apply for an exchange. Third year BA students will be allowed to apply for exchange only in the period when they are admitted to master studies. It means that if you are finishing your bachelor studies and want to go for an exchange in the first semester of your master studies, at the moment of the start of your exchange you must already be a master student. This can be a problem for those, who want to defend their B.A. thesis in September and want to go to a university where the winter semester starts before October.

I remind you that you can go for Erasmus+ exchange many times during your studies. At each cycle the student has the right to leave for 12 months (total of exchange and internship).

           I invite all of you to apply for Erasmus exchange,
           Grzegorz Kula

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