GBSB Global Business School is part of the Erasmus+ Program both for student and staff mobility and for applicant participation in Erasmus funded projects. By participating in the Erasmus+ program, GBSB Global Business School is committed to developing the Institution and contributing to the objectives of the inclusive European Education Area and the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027.
What is erasmus+
Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It has an estimated budget of 26.2 billion euros. This is almost double the funding of its predecessor program (2014-2020). The 2021-2027 program has a strong focus on social inclusion, green and digital transitions, and promoting young people's participation in democratic life. It supports the priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, the Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda.
GBSB Global graduates can gain their first work experience in Europe immediately after graduation, within a period of 12 months after obtaining their degree. They can also travel beyond the borders of the European Union to countries associated with the Erasmus+ program.
In addition to opportunities for students, the Erasmus+ program also offers full-time faculty and staff the opportunity to realize funded mobilities for teaching or training abroad.
Participants traveling abroad will generally receive a grant.
GBSB GlobaL & Erasmus+
In the framework of Erasmus+, GBSB Global has already established cooperation with higher education institutions in the following countries:
Albania, Croatia, France, Georgia, Italy, Spain, Turkey
To learn more about the updated list of institutions for student/staff mobility opportunities and the fields/programs of study that have been agreed upon through an inter-institutional agreement, please contact the International Office at email@example.com
GBSB Global supports incoming and outgoing student exchanges at all levels of study (undergraduate and graduate) between EU Member States and third countries associated to the Erasmus+ program.
Incoming Student Mobility
If you would like to participate in the Erasmus+ exchange program at GBSB Global, you must first contact the International Office or Erasmus Office at your home institution to express your interest and to check if you are eligible to apply for Erasmus+ student mobility. Make sure that your institution has a bilateral agreement with GBSB Global in your field of study.
To define your study plan, please check the modules offered in relation to your studies at your home institution.
Outgoing Student Mobility
All GBSB Global students can apply to participate in the Erasmus+ program for studies and/or internships.
In order for you to study with Erasmus+, GBSB Global and the host institution must have an inter-institutional agreement between them. The host institution should also hold the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. By signing the inter-institutional agreements, institutions from partner countries commit themselves to the principles of the Charter.
Participants are eligible for an Erasmus+ grant to contribute to their travel and subsistence costs. The funding levels and fixed rates for exchanges between Program and Partner countries are published in the Erasmus+ Program Guide. GBSB Global students can email to the International Office for more information on financial support.
Study periods abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months. Students can also undertake blended mobility, which combines a virtual period with a short or long-term physical mobility. The short-term physical presence abroad as part of a blended mobility lasts a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 30 days.
You can benefit from an Erasmus+ exchange more than once, either as a student or as a trainee, but your total time abroad (including study periods abroad) must not exceed 12 months within one study cycle.
Each type of mobility is divided into three phases: Before-During-After. The International Office will support any action related to student mobility.
- The Learning Agreement must be signed by all parties involved before the start of the mobility. The academic recognition will be completed accordingly, provided that the initially agreed courses and ECTS have been successfully completed.
- Students will receive the Erasmus+ Student Charter, which explains their rights and obligations during their study period abroad.
DURING THE MOBILITY/STUDY PERIOD
- If there are exceptional reasons, the student is allowed to make changes in the Learning Agreement, i.e. to change/substitute subjects. To make the changes, the student must complete Tables A2 and B3 of the Learning Agreement within a reasonable time (depending on the time allowed by each institution) and send the new Learning Agreement to both institutions. For changes to be approved, the new Learning Agreement must be signed by both institutions.
- The receiving institution must provide you and your sending institution with a transcript of records confirming completion of the agreed program and certifying the results. Transcript of Records - The student is responsible for obtaining the Transcript of Records prior to departure.
- Your home institution must recognize the credits (ECTS) as agreed in the learning agreement before the mobility and apply them to your degree without further requirements.
- If your home institution is located in a program country, your mobility period should also be recorded in the Diploma Supplement./li>
Erasmus+ supports traineeships abroad (work placements, internships) in any workplace for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Program Countries, at short-cycle Bachelor and Master level. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.
- Traineeships abroad can be supported by Erasmus+ from 2 to 12 months.
- Students and recent graduates can also undertake blended mobility combining a short physical stay abroad (between 5 and 30 days) with a virtual period.
- Trainees can also combine an Erasmus+ traineeship with a period of study abroad.
- Erasmus+ traineeship are open to any student enrolled in a higher education institution holding an Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education.
- The traineeship must be relevant to the learning and personal development needs related to the degree and, where possible, should be integrated into the curriculum.
- A traineeship can take place in any organization located anywhere in the world (excluding EU Institutions, bodies and agencies).
GBSB Global views staff mobility activities as a core added value for improving the quality of education and the learning experience of our students. The exchange of the best academic and research knowledge and practices will further contribute to our goals of internationalizing and modernizing education and developing the European Education Area.
GBSB Global welcomes applications for both outgoing and incoming staff mobility. All full-time faculty and administrative staff are eligible to apply for European Mobility or International Mobility during an open call for applications at the beginning of each academic year. The relevant information for each call is emailed to all eligible individuals to enable them to apply or obtain further information.
- For European mobility, faculty members should refer to the list of institutions with which GBSB Global has an established bilateral agreement. The European Teaching Mobility should last from a minimum of 2 days to a maximum of 2 months, and include a minimum of 8 hours of teaching.
- For an International Mobility, GBSB Global provides funding for both teaching and training mobilities to Partner Countries around the world. Staff members and employees interested in experiencing a non-European academic environment and culture should contact the International Office to get the current academic year's partner list. The international mobility should last a minimum of 5 days. For more information on dates and locations, please contact the International Office.
Outgoing Staff Mobility
The International Office will inform GBSB Global staff when the applications will be opened and what the deadlines will be. All applications will be reviewed by the International Office, which will give priority to staff members who have not participated in the Erasmus+ program in previous years.
Incoming Staff Mobility
Prospective applicants should verify the existence of an inter-institutional agreement between GBSB Global and the sending institute.
Financial support is provided by the visitor's home institution.
Interested visitors should contact the GBSB Global International Office and express their interest, clearly stating their academic background.
The International Office will connect you with the appropriate GBSB Global faculty/staff member who will contact you to discuss your interest.
The faculty/staff member in the appropriate department will review your request and once you receive a positive response along with the agreed upon dates for the visit, a teaching/training program will be prepared.
You will receive an email with a formal letter of invitation from the host faculty/staff/department.
Embodying diversity is one of the core values of GBSB Global Business School and the school celebrates diversity at every level of the learning process by fostering inclusiveness, empathy, and internationalism. To ensure that this value is shared by everyone in the community, GBSB Global develops common policies (e.g., Equal Opportunities Policy, Disability Policy, GBSB Global Code of Conduct) for students and staff to build and develop a diverse, culturally inclusive community.
Welcomes applications from students with disabilities and provides a range of services to help them reach their full academic potential;
Encourages all students and staff to disclose their disabilities so that appropriate support can be provided. All information and documentation regarding a condition will be used solely for the purpose of planning and implementing appropriate accommodations;
Provides an inclusive technological environment that empowers people of all abilities to push their limits and achieve what they want. As an official Microsoft Showcase School, GBSB Global is committed to accessibility and this culture is reflected in the digital technologies used by the school;
Strives to provide students with equal access and support to participate in all aspects of student life, including but not limited to:
- Access to school buildings and facilities;
- Access to services provided by the school;
- Access to school events and activities;
- Access to make suggestions and complaints to the school;
- Access to the Erasmus+ program.
Will make reasonable adjustments to course materials and their delivery while maintaining quality standards and fairness. These adjustments are intended to provide equal access to learning for all students without giving some students an academic advantage over others;
Provides staff with information about disabilities to enhance their ability to support the needs of students with disabilities;
Strives to make curricular and extracurricular activities accessible;
Makes every effort to ensure that off-campus events are held in accessible locations;
Promotes a positive non-discriminatory attitude among its students and staff.
Members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) that are members of the European Economic Area (EEA): Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein;
Acceding, candidate and potential candidate countries: North Macedonia, Republic of Turkey, and Republic of Serbia;
Other third countries associated to the Program.
The EU Member States and the above-mentioned third countries associated to the Program are hereinafter referred to as “EU Member States and third countries associated to the Program.”