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Studies and Traineeships

This mobility project may include mobility of students for a period of study abroad at a higher education institution (HEI) or a traineeships (work experience) at a company or other relevant place of work abroad.

Eligible participants:

Student Mobility for Studies (SMS): Students enrolled in a course leading to a recognized degree or other recognized qualification level (up to and including doctoral level). In the case of mobility for study purposes, the student must be enrolled in at least the second year of higher education. This condition does not apply to internship.

Student Mobility for Traineeships (SMT): New graduates of higher education can take part in an internship. New graduates must be selected by their respective Faculty / Institute / School of NOVA during their final year of study and must attend and complete their internship abroad within one year of obtaining their respective degree.

Location of the activity:

The participant must carry out his mobility activity in any Country of the Program, different from the country of the sending organization and the country where the student resides during his studies.

Duration of the mobilities:

SMS: from 3 up to 12 months

SMT: from 2 up to 12 months

Host Institution:

SMS – Any European Higher Education Institution holding the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) with a valid Bilateral Erasmus Agreement.

The mobilities to Partner Countries of the Program should occur exclusively within the framework of projects or consortia created as stated.

SMT – Any relevant Institution inside one of the Programme Countries.

Studies mobility allowance 

Students who intend their mobility to one of the Programme Countries have an allowance as per the following monthly reference values (except for those who cannot be awarded with a scholarship, so-called "zero grant mobility"):

Programme Countries


HEI Portugal

Students and Recently Graduated

Individual Support for Studies (SMS)

Individual Support for Traineeship (SMT)

Group 1 | Programme Countries with higher living costs: Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway 300 € 400 €
Group 2 | Programme Countries with medium living costs: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland , Turkey 250€ 350 €
Group 3 | Programme Countries with lower living costs: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 200 € 300 €


Selection Criteria:

The application to a mobility programme takes place in the mobility offices of the respective Faculty / Institute / School of the students, which opens vacancies in accordance with the bilateral agreements signed with the Partner HEIs, following their own competitions and internal regulations.

Mandatory documents for a mobility period:






Application at the Home Faculty/Institute/School

Before The Mobility

Learning Agreement Student Mobility for Studies

Learning Agreement Student Mobility for Traineeships

Personal data and mandatory document to be delievered  until the issue of the contract in the student’s sheet:_Documento de identificação (CC; ID; Passporte; Residence Permit) https://erasmus.unl.pt/

Application for the additional scholarships for participants with Special Needs (if applicable)

During The Mobility

Changes to the Learning Agreement

Changes to the Learning Agreement

Request for Change the Erasmus+ Mobility Period 

After The Mobility

Certificate of Attendance

Traineeships Statement

Transcript of Records

Final Report of the mobility submitted in the M-Tool

Language assessment (initial and final) in the  OLS Platform

Academic Recognition

Proof of Academic Recognition

Before the mobility, participants must have their Learning Agreement (agreement between the parties which guarantee the mobility recognition: NOVA, Host Institution and the participants themselves), to know the Erasmus+ Student Charter (Anexo 6) and formalize the own mobility contract.
For studies mobility, it is up to the participant to check during his mobility, the opportunity to change the mobility period and / or the Learning Agreement.

At the end of the mobilities, all the participants must demonstrate their accomplishment as well as their academic success through a Certificate of Attendance (or Certificate of Internship), Transcript of Records (for study mobility) and successfully submit the Final Report on the platform of the European Commission, the Mobility Tool.

With the Erasmus+ Programme, the European Commission seeks to assess and check the mobility’s impact on the language development of the participants. The Online Linguistic Support was created for this reason; the platform allows the realization of tests at the beginning and at the end of mobility, as well as offers the possibility of an online course.

Additional scholarships for participants with Socioeconomic Difficulties and Special Needs:

Socioeconomic Difficulties

Exceptional scholarships are available to help participants with socioeconomic difficulties who are awarded the Erasmus+ Scholarship, complementing this with the Social Action Scholarship they already receive. They shall benefit, for the approved mobility period, from a monthly financial supplement.

The Rectorate's Office of International Relations sends a list to SASNOVA with the students participating in the ERASMUS+ program for payment. Participants do not need to carry out any procedure to access the scholarship to which they are entitled.

Special Needs

The Erasmus + program intends to promote equality and inclusion. In this sense and in order to actively support the participation of people with special needs, this program provides complementary financial support for this type of beneficiary. A person with special needs is a person whose health, physical or mental state implies that his mobility is not possible without an additional financial support.

In these cases, the participant should fill in the Application Form (Anexo 5) deliver it to the International Relations Office at the Rectorate. If his request will be accepted by the National Agency, the participant will receive an additional funding which expenses must be totally justified.