General Conditions

  • Exchange programme mediated by VSE is based on an exchange quota with VSE partner universities.
  • Students must be enrolled in a full-time study at VSE for the whole duration of the selection procedure, for the period between the selection procedure and the departure, and for the whole duration of study abroad, i.e. the interruption of study at VSE during this period contradicts the possibility to study within the exchange programme abroad.
  • Students who have finished their study plan at VSE, eventually who have passed all the state exams, or who have passed all the state exams except for Bachelor/Master Thesis Defence, cannot go on exchange.
    • In addition, due to technical and organizational reasons, it is not recommended to go on exchange during the semester in which student wants to finish off his/her study at VSE.
  • Exchange programme cannot be realized in the 1st year of a bachelor study and in the 1st semester of a master study.
  • Applicants who graduated from another institution than VSE must have successfully completed at least one semester of study at VSE by the time of the selection procedure.
  • Before the departure, students must have a sufficient number of registration coupons for a full recognition of study abroad (ideally 30 ECTS) and for the completion of all the study duties related to the completion of study at VSE.
  • Student cannot apply for study abroad in the country whose citizenship the applicant has, or where the applicant permanently resides, or more precisely, all other applicants for study abroad in the respective country will be prioritized.
  • The selection procedure has one round.
  • Students can apply in one, or in two different languages.
  • In the application form, students can state as many universities as they like.
  • The selection of a preferred semester is not binding and it is not taken into account during the selection procedure. The semester can be changed afterwards.
  • The minimum points that applicants need to achieve are not set in advance as this number depends on the number of points that other applicants achieve in the actual selection procedure. Spots at partner universities are firstly allocated to applicants with the highest number of points, then stepwise to applicants with lower number of points, up to applicants with the lowest number of points.
  • The results of the selection procedure are published in InSIS (Student’s portal -> My studies -> My study abroad -> Selection procedure results) according to the selection procedure schedule.
  • To each successful applicant, only one partner university is allocated.
  • If no partner university is allocated to an applicant, he/she can be placed on the list of substitutes.
  • VSE reserves the right not to send a student to study abroad, if he/she does not meet the requirements (e.g. academic requirements, language skills) of the host university for which he/she was selected.

 

Who can apply
Master Selection Procedure
      • Students who can apply the usual way:
        • students of the 5th or higher semester of a bachelor study who will be enrolled in a master study the following academic year (for an exchange during the 2nd semester of the master study),
        • students of the 1st or 2nd semester of a master study (for an exchange during the 3rd or higher semester of the master study),
        • students who are at the time of the selection procedure in the 3rd or 4th semester of a master study can apply the usual way, but these applications must be assessed by the respective Vice-dean, who decides if the student can apply or not.
      • Students who are at the time of the selection procedure in a lower semester than mentioned above, might in substantiated cases apply the special way. These applications must be assessed by the respective Vice-dean, who decides if the student can apply or not.
        • Such students do not apply via InSIS but they must fill in a special application form that will be, upon request, available at the International Office after the start of the selection procedure.
Bachelor Selection Procedure – 3rd year
      • Who can apply:
        • Full-time students of the 3rd or higher semester of a bachelor study at VSE.
Bachelor Selection Procedure – 2nd year
      • Who can apply:
        • Full-time students who will be at the time of the selection procedure students of the 1st year of their bachelor study at VSE and will have completed at least 1 semester at VSE.

 

Repeated Exchange
  • Students can go on exchange mediated or sponsored by VSE 1x during their bachelor study and 1x during their master study.
  • Students can go on exchange for 1 semester only, it is not possible to extend the stay to 2 semesters.
  • If a student has already taken part in the Erasmus/Erasmus+ Programme (study or internship abroad) within the frame of a study at another university, or if a student has undertaken an Erasmus/Erasmus+ internship within the frame of a study at VSE, he/she can apply for a study abroad at European partner universities, where he/she would receive the Erasmus+ scholarship. However, it is necessary to comply with the general rule, which states that students can receive the Erasmus+ scholarship during one level of a university study for a maximum of 12 months in total.

 

Repeated participation in the selection procedure
  • Students who took part in the selection procedure in past years, and who were either not selected, or who were selected but finally did not go on exchange (they did not receive a scholarship), can participate in the selection procedure repeatedly.
    • Students who were not selected or who cancelled their exchange the proper way, will not be penalized in the current selection procedure.
    • Students who were selected but did not go on exchange, and at the same time, they did not cancel the exchange the proper way, might be penalized in the current selection procedure by penalty points.

 

Information for applicants who apply in two different languages
  • If a student applies for study abroad in two different languages, he/she has to prove the level of language knowledge of both languages.
    • If the student proves the knowledge of only one of these languages, all the universities for which he/she applied in the other language will be crossed out of his application.
  • To a successful applicant, only one university is allocated (the system will allocate the university that the student reach with his number of points, and which is, at the same time, the highest available preference of the applicant).
  • If no partner university is allocated to an applicant, he/she is placed on the list of substitutes for both languages (if the applicant proved the knowledge of both languages on B2 level).