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About Erasmus+

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Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.
The general objective of the Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship.


Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

The Cyprus Institute is a holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) since 2011 (CY LEFKOSI02). The ECHE is a prerequisite for all HEIs participating in mobility projects.  The ECHE provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities that a higher education institution carries out within Erasmus+.

Here you can download the CyI ECHE certificate.


Mobility Projects for Higher Education Students and Staff

The Cyprus Institute Graduate School coordinates all CyI Erasmus+ mobility projects implemented under Erasmus+ Key Action 1 for Learning Mobility of Individuals.
All CyI students, faculty, research and administrative staff can participate in physical and blended mobility activities funded by Erasmus+.


Eligible Mobility Activities

  • Student Mobility for Studies
  • Student Mobility for Traineeships (also for recent graduates)
  • Staff Mobility for Teaching
  • Staff Mobility for Training
  • Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs)

See separate section for more details on each type of student and staff mobility and BIPs.


What Are the Benefits of an Erasmus+ Mobility?

For students

  • Be exposed to different views, knowledge, teaching and research methods as well as work practices in the European and international context
  • Develop transversal skills such as communication skills, language skills, critical thinking, problem solving, inter-cultural skills and research skills
  • Develop forward looking skills, such as digital and green skills
  • Develop personal skills such as the ability to adapt to new situations and self-confidence
  • Enhance your employability prospects

For staff

  • Professional and personal development
  • Share expertise
  • Experience new teaching and working environments
  • Acquire new innovative pedagogical and curriculum design skills as well as digital skills
  • Exchange good practices in teaching and research
  • Enhance cooperation between higher education institutions

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