The Erasmus programme came into force in 1987 and is the one that collects the largest proportion of students’ participation. According to this programme, students can follow a study cycle in Technical Universities of European Union Member States and beyond, with which the NTUA has conducted cooperation agreements. The study period extends from three months to one academic year, ensuring recognition of studies.
In order to cover the extra costs incurred by the difference in cost of living abroad, Erasmus grants scholarships from the European Union and supplementary scholarships from NTUA as well. Apart from the linguistic and cultural benefits, the Erasmus programme offers each student the opportunity to gain international experience and work across national borders. As a rule, students taking part in the Erasmus programme must have completed their first year of study, but the procedures for granting the scholarship must have started at least six months before moving abroad.
The programme concerns cooperation between higher education institutions of the European Union and the countries of Eastern Europe in areas of research, technological development and in the fields of education (exchanges of undergraduate, postgraduate students, research-teaching staff). Since 1991 the NTUA participates in the Tempus Programme in the fields of Communication, Informatics, Telematics, Metallurgy, Shipbuilding, Industrial Research, Environment, and more.
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