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Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM)-KA171

Since 2015, the European Commission has extended the traditional intra-European Erasmus mobility under the Erasmus+ framework programme to student and staff mobility outside the EU/EEA. The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) accepts applications once per year, and each higher education institution may send in only 1 application with all of the planned mobility projects combined into the one application. The International Office handles the internal application processes for the University of Borås.

The ICM programme contributes to improving the quality of higher education and to creating greater transparency among educational programmes in different countries. Participating higher education institutions must work in accordance with the basic principles of Erasmus+ in the following areas:

  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Green sustainability
  • Digital switchover
  • Active citizenship.

ICM provides mobility/exchange opportunities outside Europe for students and staff. Students enrolled at a Swedish higher education institution at all levels, be it Bachelor’s, Master’s, or doctoral, can study for 2-12 months in another country. It is also possible to organise an internship within the programme. Teaching staff at the institution may teach at an institution in another country. Job shadowing or other forms of skills exchange can be implemented for both teaching and technical or administrative staff.

The University of Borås is responsible for both incoming and outgoing mobility and scholarship administration. If project funds are granted  by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, the International Office will be responsible for administrative support in collaboration with the faculties and the partner institutions.

Application and schedule

More information about the application round for Erasmus+ ICM call 2024 will be published in the beginning of October.

Tips for project applications

  • It is important that projects have good support at both your department and at the partner higher education institution. There should be a plan for who is to participate and in what way. It must also be ensured that no major changes are planned within the next three years affecting the implementation of the project.
  • It is important that there be a clear thought behind the project’s purpose. For example, how the experiences of the project participants should be shared in the department and the university as a whole.
  • The project must be in line with the Faculty/department's policies and priorities for international education collaboration.
  • For projects that include mobility for students in Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, well-established collaboration must have earlier been in place with the partner institution.
  • Please also note that for some countries, it is not possible to send out students at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.

Key links:

Erasmus Charter for higher education 2021-2027

Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) for UB