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Erasmus+ Programme

The Erasmus+ Programme is the most important student exchange program in the European Union, and since its launch, more than one million students have enjoyed the experience of studying in another country. This Program involves thousands of higher education institutions from different countries.

It is a program that, despite having a large part of its action in higher education’s dimension, it extends to social and cultural aspects that provide a space for openness, tolerance and intercultural dialogue.


This program allows mobility of a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months at a partner University.

List of Parners Universities

The list of partner universities to be considered for the January 2022 application period in which students will be able to carry out their mobility in the academic year 2022/2023 will soon be available here.

Conditions and Application Deadlines

Applications for study mobility within the scope of the Erasmus+ Program take place twice a year, in periods to be designated annually, and information on mobility taking place in the academic year 2022/2023 can be consulted here.

The application phase opened in January 2022 covers only 2nd cycle students (Master’s), and, in a general overview:

  • Applications of January 2022 – for all students in the 2nd cycle who wish to undertake an international mobility study in the 1st semester or throughout the whole academic year of 2022/2023
  • Applications from September 2022 – for 1st, 2nd or 3rd cycle students who meet the eligibility criteria listed here (PDF 246KB) who wish to undertake an international mobility study in the second semester of the academic year of 2022/2023.


When applying to an Erasmus+ Studies mobility, the student is automatically applying for the Erasmus+ Scholarship, which will complement the expenses incurred during the mobility. After the results are released, NMCI will contact the selected students in order to share with them the procedures for applying for the scholarship.

The values to be attributed vary depending on the destination and may undergo slight changes in different periods of mobility; however, the values shared below can be used as a reference:

390€ GROUP 1

Program Countries with high living costs

(Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway and Sweden)

340€ GROUP 2

Program Countries with medium living costs

(Germany, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands and Portugal)

290€ GROUP 3

Program Countries with low living costs

Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey)

After Selection

About two weeks after the end of the applications, the students will know its results. Subsequently, NMCI will contact the students so that they can enroll officially in the host universities and fill in the necessary documentation so that they can receive the Erasmus+ scholarship from the University of Lisbon.

Procedures After Mobility

After the mobility, the student will have to send the Declaration of Stay signed and stamped with the mobility start and end dates to NMCI, as well as the Transcript of Records (ToR) with their final grades.

After receiving the ToR, the Final Study Plan will be sent so that the final grades of the equivalences carried out during the mobility can be converted.

The Final Study Plan and the Transcript of Records must be sent by your Mobility Coordinator to NMCI’s Erasmus team, who will later send it to the Graduate Area, which will launch the final grades in Fénix.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Because last year many colleges canceled Erasmus and there is an excess demand for Erasmus next year, there will be some increase in vacancies?
No, the number of vacancies is fixed and per school year, and are stipulated for the entire duration of the agreement.
I would like to know how it works in case we eventually fall behind in some subject during the semester when we go on Erasmus or if we want to make some improvement, for example, how it works.
The students enroll in fênix and may take the subject at a distance or, if they have not been evaluated, they may include this overdue subject in the equivalence plan before going on mobility, it may be 1 subject per semester up to a maximum of 2, if it is 1 year.

How do I know which subjects have/get equivalence to subjects at IST?
You choose the subjects on the university’s website and then propose a study plan to the mobility coordinator who will tell you whether you agree or not.
There are no pre-defined plans, each student makes his or her own according to the subjects they want to take, and that is an added value to their CV.

The average to apply for Erasmus is counted until which semester?
The average that counts will be the average of all the subjects that are posted by the closing of the application.
Do I have to have chosen the master’s degree before I apply?
Yes, because the universities/vacancies are associated with IST’s various Master’s degrees.
What happens to those who at the time of the 1st application period is in a master’s program and then switch to another master’s program?
In that case, they should only apply for mobility in the 2nd semester, when they will already be in the new master’s degree, in the application period of September/October.

How do we know if the course units chosen have equivalences at IST? How are the equivalences processed?
The equivalences are always made based on 30 ects (30 ects if it’s 1 semester, 60 ects if it’s 1 year) if you don’t do them all, you will have the equivalences corresponding to the ects you do.
The equivalences are made with your mobility coordinator who is the one who establishes with you the plan of equivalences and also counts all the changes that may happen during your mobility period.

Existing Agreements?
Técnico has more than a hundred agreements with several European Universities. The Erasmus vacancies are fixed and divided by study areas, which correspond to the different courses existing in Técnico.

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