University of Tampere

Erasmus+ Programme

Key Action 1
– Mobility for learners and staff –
Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility

 Inter-institutional[1] agreement 2018-2020[2]
between institutions from
programme and partner countries

 

This agreement contains the mobility numbers for the totality of the funding period 2018-2020

The institutions named below agree to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Erasmus+ programme. They commit to respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of the organisation and management of the mobility, in particular the recognition of the credits (or equivalent) awarded to students by the partner institution. The institutions also commit to sound and transparent management of funds allocated to them through Erasmus+.

 

This agreement is valid during the project period starting from 1.7.2018 until 31.7.2020. Should there be changes in the described number and type of mobilities, all amendments to the agreement will be made in mutual understanding by e-mail correspondance.

 

  1. Information about the higher education institutions

Full name of the institution / country

Erasmus code or city[3]

Name of the contact person

Contact details

(email, phone)

Website

(eg. of the course catalogue)

UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE

SF TAMPERE01

Laura Lalu

laura.lalu@staff.uta.fi

+358 50 318 6858

www.uta.fi

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

DUHOK

 

 

 

 

  1. Mobility numbers[4] per funding period

The table below includes all the mobilities for the funding period of 2018-2020. In case of changes to the mobility numbers, amendments will be mutually agreed by email.

 

FROM

 

TO

 

Subject area code

[ISCED 2013]

 

 

Subject area name

 

Study cycle

 

 

Number of student mobility periods

Student Mobility for Studies



Student Mobility for Traineeships*



UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

SF TAMPERE01

 

 

2nd


 2 student/5 months each

[Not relevant]

 

  

FROM

 

TO

 

Subject area code

[ISCED 2013]

 

Subject area name

 

Number of staff mobility periods

Staff Mobility for Teaching


Staff Mobility for Training
*

SF TAMPERE01

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

 

 

1/7 days

--

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

SF TAMPERE01

 

 

1/14 days

--

  

  1. Recommended language skills

The sending institution, following agreement with the receiving institution, is responsible for providing support to its nominated candidates so that they can have the recommended language skills at the start of the study or teaching period.

Receiving institution

 

 

Optional: Subject area

 

 

Main language
of instruc­tion

 

Additional language
of instruc­tion

Recommended language of instruction level[5]

Student Mobility for Studies

 

Staff Mobility for Teaching

 

SF TAMPERE01

--

English

 

Minimum recommended level: B1

Minimum recommended level: B2

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

--

 

 

 

 

 

For more details on the language of instruction recommendations, see the course catalogue of each institution [Links provided on the first page].

  1. Respect of fundamental principles and other mobility requirements

The higher education institution(s) located in a programme country[6] of Erasmus+ must respect the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education of which it must be a holder. The charter can be found here:

 http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/funding/2014/call_he_charter_en.php

The higher education institution(s) located in a partner country of Erasmus+ must respect the following set of principles and requirements:

The higher education institution agrees to:

  • Respect in full the principles of non-discrimination and to promote and ensure equal access and opportunities to mobile participants from all backgrounds, in particular disadvantaged or vulnerable groups.
  • Apply a selection process that is fair, transparent and documented, ensuring equal opportunities to participants eligible for mobility.
  • Ensure recognition for satisfactorily completed activities of study mobility and, where possible, traineeships of its mobile students.
  • Charge no fees, in the case of credit mobility, to incoming students for tuition, registration, examinations or access to laboratory and library facilities. Nevertheless, they may be charged small fees on the same basis as local students for costs such as insurance, student unions and the use of miscellaneous material.

The higher education institution located in a partner country of Erasmus further undertakes to:

Before mobility

  • Provide information on courses (content, level, scope, language) well in advance of the mobility periods, so as to be transparent to all parties and allow mobile students to make well-informed choices about the courses they will follow.
  • Ensure that outbound mobile participants are well prepared for the mobility, including having attained the necessary level of linguistic proficiency.
  • Ensure that student and staff mobility for education or training purposes is based on a learning agreement for students and a mobility agreement for staff validated in advance between the sending and receiving institutions or enterprises and the mobile participants.
  • Provide assistance related to obtaining visas, when required, for incoming and outbound mobile participants. Costs for visas can be covered with the mobility grants. See the information / visa section for contact details.
  • Provide assistance related to obtaining insurance, when required, for incoming and outbound mobile participants. The institution from the Partner country should inform mobile participants of cases in which insurance cover is not automatically provided. Costs for insurance can be covered with the organisational support grants. See the information / insurance section for contact details.
  • Provide guidance to incoming mobile participants in finding accommodation. See the information / housing section for contact details.

During and after mobility

  • Ensure equal academic treatment and services for home students and staff and incoming mobile participants and integrate incoming mobile participants into the institution’s everyday life, and have in place appropriate mentoring and support arrangements for mobile participants as well as appropriate linguistic support to incoming mobile participants.
  • Accept all activities indicated in the learning agreement as counting towards the degree, provided these have been satisfactorily completed by the mobile student.
  • Provide, free-of-charge, incoming mobile students and their sending institutions with transcripts in English or in the language of the sending institution containing a full, accurate and timely record of their achievements at the end of their mobility period.
  • Support the reintegration of mobile participants and give them the opportunity, upon return, to build on their experiences for the benefit of the Institution and their peers.
  • Ensure that staff are given recognition for their teaching and training activities undertaken during the mobility period, based on a mobility agreement.

 

  1. Any additional requirements

Special arrangements for students:

If there are compelling reasons a student may apply for special arrangements. Such compelling reasons may be deafness, visual impairment or other sensory impairment, dyslexia, panic disorder or Asperger’s syndrome. Special arrangements can be applied for on the form entitled “Application for special arrangements in studies”. The form, pdf includes more detail on applying and the necessary enclosures. Please contact opintoneuvonta@uta.fi for further guidance.

  1. Calendar
  2. Applications/information on nominated students must reach the receiving institution by:

Receiving institution

Autumn term*

Spring term*

SF TAMPERE01

April

October

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

 

 

 

[* to be adapted in case of a trimester system or different seasons]

  1. The receiving institution will send its decision within 6 weeks.
  2. A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished at the receiving HEI.
  3. Termination of the agreement

This Agreement shall be effective for the duration of the funding period 2018-2020 after it has been signed. This Agreement is subject to change, renewal, and termination by mutual consent. Any alteration or amendment to this Agreement must be made in writing and agreed and accepted by both institutions. This Agreement between the two institutions may be terminated at the request of either institution, provided that a written request is made at least twelve months prior to the termination date on July 31 2020.

Neither the European Commission nor the National Agencies can be held responsible in case of a conflict.

 

 

  1. Information
  2. Grading systems of the institutions

Finnish credits are ECTS compatible, i.e. one Finnish credit (opintopiste) corresponds to one ECTS credit.

A 5-tier grading scale (5-1) is used at the University of Tampere. It is compatible with the ECTS grading scale (A-E). Furthermore, pass/fail (HYV/HYL) is used in course evaluation as such without grading to indicate that the student has fulfilled / not fulfilled the requirements set in the curriculum for the course.

   Visa

The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance, when required, in securing visas for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:

Institution 

Contact details    (e-mail, phone)

Website for information

SF TAMPERE01

info.firptr@vfshelpline.com +90 212 373 58 23

http://www.finland.org.tr/public/default.aspx?nodeid=37351&contentlan=2&culture=en-US

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

 

 

 

  1. Insurance

The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance in obtaining insurance for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

The receiving institution will inform mobile participants of cases in which insurance cover is not automatically provided. Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:

Institution 
[Erasmus code or city]

Contact details (e-mail, phone)

Website for information

SF TAMPERE01

Laura Lalu

laura.lalu@uta.fi

 

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

 

 

 

  1. Housing

The receiving institution will guide incoming mobile participants in finding accommodation, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Information and assistance can be provided by the following persons and information sources:

Institution 
[Erasmus code or city]

Contact details    (e-mail, phone)

Website for information

SF TAMPERE01

toasoffice@toas.fi

tel. +358 800 95560

http://toas.fi/en/

UNIVERSITY OF DUHOK

 

 

 

 SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)