Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a programme designed for universities, students and academic and administrative staff. Its aim is to support international cooperation between higher education institutions, enable students to go abroad for part of their studies and placements, promote the mobility of university staff, and provide numerous opportunities for universities to participate in projects with foreign partners.

New Erasmus+ programme perspective 2021-2027

The new Erasmus+ programme is set to become more accessible and innovative, as well as more digital and green. The programme will be central to the creation of a European Education Area by 2025 and will mobilise the education, training, youth and sport sectors for a rapid return to normality and future growth. 

Erasmus+ for 2021-2027 offers new opportunities for learners. Flexible mobility formats will ensure participation from a diverse audience and enhanced collaboration fosters innovation in curriculum formulation, learning and teaching practices.

Countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme:

  • Programme Countries - may participate fully in all actions of the Erasmus+ programme
  • Partner countries - may participate in specific actions of the programme, subject to specific criteria or conditions
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Erasmus University Charter

The document authorising higher education institutions to participate in the Erasmus programme is the Erasmus University Charter (Erasmus University Charter), awarded by the European Commission. It is a certificate that allows you to apply for funding for specific activities under the programme.

By the decision of the European Commission, the Pomeranian University of Starogard Gdański was awarded the following prize Erasmus card. The card entitles you to carry out activities under the Erasmus+ Programme.

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Course offerings in English for Erasmus+ students Pomeranian University of Technology*

More information:  http://erasmusplus.org.pl/

*Exit application can only be submitted via email to: erasmus@twojestudia.pl

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Erasmus+ Policy Statement

Erasmus + Programme Policy Statement 2021-2027

The mobility of students and research and teaching staff, as well as the development of international cooperation in research in the leading disciplines at PSW (administration, logistics, pedagogy) play a significant role in the strategy of the Pomeranian University of Higher Education in Starogard Gdański. It is intended to ensure the University's competitive position in the European Higher Education Area. 

Due to the dynamic development of the PSW, as well as the new staff involved, the University is learning lessons from previous years of operation by setting new goals and making significant changes in the area of internationalisation. 

Education at the Pomeranian University is provided in close cooperation with the external environment, which is an important distinctive feature of the university in the region. Through cooperation and good practice, the PSW connects communities and brings European values closer locally and promotes the Kociewie Region as an important and developing part of the European Union. This is also of practical significance. Domestic and foreign students are taught by scientists and practitioners connected to the region, which shows them the importance of the regions in creating common policies in the fields of science, education and the labour market. All these activities are designed to give students and staff the experience and competences they need to function in the realities of a diverse and changing Europe and modern world.

These actions are consistent with the EC's objectives to create a European Education Area and take into account the three essential elements which are:

  • the wider introduction of English as a language of instruction,
  • creation of study programmes in cooperation with universities from other countries within the framework of European programmes on the basis of agreements with partner universities,
  • Promotion of the Pomeranian University of Starogard Gdański in academic circles in Europe.

Learning mobility (KA1)

Mobility will be developed through the systematic implementation of the PSW Internationalisation Strategy, as well as through the establishment of cooperation with foreign partner universities for the exchange of students and teaching staff. Promotional activities and recruitment of Erasmus+ beneficiaries will be designed and directed by the Rector's Plenipotentiary for Communication, and conducted and coordinated by the University's Erasmus+ Programme Coordinator. 

All information about the opportunity to participate in Erasmus+ activities will be disseminated through the PSW website, individual student and staff accounts on the Extranet, social media, information meetings, as well as through the University's organisational units, lecturers and the Student Council. The Erasmus Charter and the Erasmus Policy Statement will be available on the website. During the implementation of Erasmus+ activities, particular emphasis will be placed on respecting the principles of equal access and non-discrimination and ensuring the widest possible access to participation by students of all majors and modes, regardless of social and economic status, gender, race and religion. 

The University operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The University also takes advantage of the opportunities offered by ECTS in terms of combining different forms of learning, such as university studies and work-based learning, in the same study programme or in a lifelong learning perspective. The university has an internship regulation that will take into account the possibility of an internship in a foreign institution within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. The detailed organisation of internships is described in their regulations available on the University's website. A European Student Card will also be implemented at the University.

On the basis of inter-institutional agreements, the academic community will continue to travel to foreign universities, and foreign students and staff from partner universities will be given the opportunity to stay at Pomerania University. All mobilities will be implemented in accordance with the regulations, available on the websites of the sending universities. Outgoing students will be selected on the basis of criteria such as knowledge of foreign languages, high grade point average and the opinion of the faculty supervisor attesting to the student's special achievements and intellectual activity. Recruitment will be carried out twice an academic year, as will the acceptance of nominations and application documents from international students. The process will be carried out through the tools developed under 'Erasmus Without Paper', as well as the Erasmus Mobile App. Recruitment for student placements and internships will take place continuously during the academic year. In the same way, qualification for staff mobility and the implementation of visits of staff from partner universities abroad will be carried out. The qualification process will include an assessment of knowledge of the language of instruction at the host university and the content of the lecture series offered by the university. The detailed principles of recruitment, together with its timetable for a given academic year, will be published on the University's website. Activities related to the implementation of mobility will be complemented by broad promotion of the programme and the benefits of intercultural exchange of knowledge and experience.    

Cooperation between organisations and institutions (KA2)

Erasmus bilateral agreements as well as international cooperation agreements are negotiated by the Vice-Dean for International Cooperation and signed by the Rector of PSW. The university is rapidly establishing further foreign cooperation, which is evidence of its dynamic development. When selecting foreign partners, the university is guided by their reputation, previous cooperation and related flagship courses. The PSW chooses partners operating in Europe, with a particular focus on EU member states, the UK, Turkey and in Eastern Europe (Georgia, Ukraine). The main objectives with regard to academics revolve around increasing the international research and development activities of the staff, promoting exchanges with foreign partners and improving the teaching competences of the staff.

With regard to students of all levels and all forms of study, the university focuses on ensuring access to the teaching process at all levels, especially in the leading areas (administration, logistics, pedagogy) and on improving the quality of the teaching process, expanding the teaching offer in foreign languages, the participation of foreign partners in the teaching process, and gaining international accreditation in selected fields of study.

Partnership for Excellence: European Higher Education Institutions and Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters programmes

Participation in the Partnership for Excellence: European Universities will enable the HEIs to develop their educational programmes, promote European integration and values, expand scientific and research cooperation and increase the quality of their research, intensify cooperation with foreign partners, and develop the mobility of foreign staff and students.

Participation in Partnerships for Excellence: the Erasmus Mundus joint master's programme will allow the PSW to develop modern education programmes in foreign languages, increase the implementation of modern tools in education, and raise the level of education in master's programmes.

The Vice-Dean for International Cooperation, Erasmus + Programme Coordinator, together with the Learning Quality Team, will be in charge of the implementation and management of the project with regard to cooperation within the partnership: European Higher Education Institutions and the conduct of Erasmus Mundus joint master's programmes. Cooperation agreements in accordance with the statutes of the PSW will be concluded by the Rector of the University. The Vice-Dean for International Cooperation will refer the cooperation proposal to the Educational Quality Team in order to make an initial substantive assessment of the possibility of such cooperation. The University's Erasmus + programme coordinator will provide students interested in participating in joint studies with information on the requirements for participation in the project, as well as carry out project reporting, collect and control project documentation, and create project dissemination tools. The recruitment and qualification process will be based on transparent, fair criteria and will be properly documented in accordance with national and international law. The Vice-Dean for International Cooperation will be in contact with the project partners during the different phases of the project to discuss the project plan, its development and the difficulties encountered. The Education Quality Team will be responsible for the substantive implementation of the project. At the end of the project, the Erasmus+ Coordinator will carry out a qualitative evaluation of the project.

Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices and innovation partnerships

Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices and innovation partnerships will enable the PSW to carry out research projects with foreign universities, public institutions and research entities. This will enable the PSW to introduce best practices in management and R&D into its daily activities, train staff in the area of innovation, and thus increase its competitiveness in response to the dynamically changing reality, which will translate into the employability of graduates and their functioning in the world.

Support for policy development and cooperation (KA3)

The Learning Quality Team will be in charge of activities aimed at supporting the development of policies and cooperation, i.e. the proper implementation of the Bologna process and transparency and recognition tools. At executive level, this activity will be handled by the Vice-Dean for International Cooperation and the Erasmus+ coordinator.

Through participation in Action 3, the PSW will be able to effectively implement the assumptions of the Bologna process, use the tools of transparency and recognition of education, cooperation with European and international networks and NGOs to jointly organise research and education. This will contribute to strengthening the University's position as a centre for the development of science and education in Europe and in the Kociewie region.

In implementing Action 3, PSW will adhere to the principle of non-discrimination and equal opportunities for all, ensure gender balance, support students and staff from underrepresented groups, people with disabilities and those from disadvantaged groups by applying the University's gender equality and non-discrimination policy. 

Action Jean Monnet

European Union Studies is important for the PSW due to the dynamic development of the administration faculty and the strong cooperation with the Kociewie region. In line with the policy of the European Commission, the PSW develops intersectoral cooperation with local governments, entrepreneurs and NGOs to provide education and research with a strong connection to the Kociewie region. For this reason, the Jean Monnet action will be an excellent opportunity to develop studies in collaboration with European partners.

 

Erasmus Policy Statement for 2021-2017

Mobility of students as well as the research and teaching staff, development of international cooperation in research within the leading disciplines at Pomeranian Higher School (PSW) in Starogard Gdański plays a significant role in the strategy of PSW. It is intended to ensure the School's competitive position in the European Education Area. 

Due to the dynamic development of PSW, as well as the new staff involved in, the School has created a new strategy based on conclusions from the previous years of operation by setting new goals and making significant changes in the area of internationalisation.

Education at PSW is carried out in close cooperation with the external environment, which is an important distinctive feature of the School in the region. Through cooperation and good practices, PSW connects communities and brings European values closer locally, and promotes the Kociewie Region as an important and developing part of the European Union. It also has practical significance. This is because domestic and foreign students are educated by researchers and practitioners associated with the region, which shows them the importance of the regions in creating common policies in the areas of science, education and the labour market in the EU. All these activities are aimed at providing students and staff with the experience and competence needed to function in the realities of a diverse and changing Europe and the modern world.

These activities are consistent with the EC goals aimed at creating the European Education Area and include three important elements which are:

  • wider introduction of English as a language of instruction,
  • creation of study programmes in cooperation with universities from other countries within the framework of European programmes on the basis of agreements with partner universities,
  • promotion of the Pomeranian Higher School in Starogard Gdańskii in academic circles in Europe.

 

Key Action 1 (KA1) - Learning mobility of individuals

Mobility will be developed through the systematic implementation of PSW's Internationalisation Strategy, as well as through the establishment of cooperation with foreign partner universities for the exchange of students and teaching staff. 

Promotional activities and recruitment of Erasmus+ beneficiaries will be designed and directed by the Rector's representative for communication, and is conducted and coordinated by the University Erasmus+ Coordinator.

All information about the possibility to participate in Erasmus+ activities will be disseminated through the PSW website, individual students and staff accounts on the Extranet, Social Media, informational meetings, as well as through the PSW organisational units, lecturers and the Student Government. The Erasmus Charter and Erasmus Policy Statement are available on the website. During the implementation of Erasmus+ activities, special emphasis will be placed on respecting the principles of equal access and non-discrimination, and ensuring the widest possible access to participation by students of all majors and modes, regardless of social and economic status, gender, race and religion.

There is the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) operating at PSW. The School also takes advantage of the opportunities provided by ECTS in terms of combining different forms of learning, such as university studies and learning through practice, in the same study programme or in a lifelong learning perspective. PSW has internship regulations that will take into account the possibility of internships in a foreign institution under the Erasmus+ programme. The detailed organisation of internships is described in their regulations available on the PSW website all PSW students should use the European Student Card Initiative.

On the basis of inter-institutional agreements, the academic community will continue exchanges with foreign universities, and foreign students and staff from partner universities will be given the opportunity to stay at PSW. All mobilities will be implemented in accordance with the regulations, available on the websites of the home universities. Incoming students will be selected taking into account such criteria as knowledge of foreign languages, high grade point average and the opinion of their supervisor, certifying special achievements and intellectual activity of the student. Recruitment will be conducted twice per academic year, as will the acceptance of nominations and application documents of foreign students. The process will be carried out using tools created within the framework of "Erasmus Without Paper." Recruitment for student internships and placements will take place continuously during the academic year. Qualification for staff exchanges and implementation of visits by staff from foreign partner universities will be conducted in the same way. The qualification process will include an assessment of the host university's knowledge of the language of instruction and the content of the lecture series it offers. Detailed rules of recruitment along with its schedule for the academic year will be published on the School website. Activities related to the implementation of mobility will be complemented by broad promotion of the programme and the benefits of cross-cultural exchange of knowledge and experience.    

Key Action (KA2) - Cooperation among organisations and institutions:

Erasmus bilateral agreements, as well as international cooperation agreements, are negotiated by the Director of International Cooperation and signed by the Rector of PSW. PSW is establishing foreign collaborations at a rapid pace, which indicates its dynamic development. When selecting foreign partners, the university is guided by their reputation, past cooperation and related flagship majors. PSW chooses partners operating in Europe, with a particular focus on EU member states, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Eastern Europe (Georgia, Ukraine). The main goals with regard to academics are increasing the research and development activity of the staff internationally, promoting exchanges with foreign partners and improving the teaching competence of the staff.

With regard to students of all levels and all forms of study, the PSW focuses on ensuring access to the teaching process at all levels, especially in the leading areas (administration, logistics, pedagogy), as well as on improving the quality of the teaching process, expanding the teaching offer in foreign languages, participation of foreign partners in the teaching process, obtaining international accreditation in selected fields of study.

Partnership for Excellence: European Universities and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degrees

Participation in the Partnership for Excellence - European Universities Initiative will enable PSW to develop its educational programmes, promote European integration and European values, expand scientific and research cooperation and increase the quality of its research, intensify cooperation with foreign partners, and develop the mobility of foreign staff and students.

Participation in Partnerships for Excellence: the Erasmus Mundus joint master's degree programme will allow PSW to create modern educational programmes in foreign languages, greater implementation of modern tools in education, and raise the level of education in master's degree programmes.

The Director of International Cooperation and Erasmus + Coordinator together with the Education Quality Assessment Commission, will handle the implementation and management of the project with regard to cooperation within the partnership: European Universities and the conduct of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree Programs. Cooperation agreements in accordance with the statutes of the PSW will be concluded by the Rector. The Director of International Cooperation will refer the proposal for cooperation to the Education Quality Assessment Commission, for preliminary substantive assessment of the possibility of such cooperation. The Erasmus + Coordinator will provide students interested in participating in joint studies with information on the requirements for participation in the project, as well as will carry out project reporting, collect and control project documentation, create project dissemination tools. The recruitment and qualification process will be based on transparent, fair criteria and will be properly documented in accordance with national and international laws. The Director of International Cooperation will contact project partners during the various phases of the project to discuss the project implementation plan, its development and the difficulties encountered. The Education Quality Assessment Commission will be responsible for the substantive implementation of the project. Upon completion of the project, the Erasmus+ Coordinator will conduct a qualitative evaluation of the project.

Partnerships for Innovation and Alliances for Innovation

Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices and innovation partnerships will enable the PSW to implement research projects with foreign universities, public institutions and research units. This will enable the PSW to introduce best practices in management and R&D into its daily operations, train staff in the area of innovation, and thus increase its competitiveness in response to the dynamically changing reality, which will translate into graduates' opportunities in the labour market and their functioning in the world.

Key Action 3 (KA3) - Support to policy development and cooperation.

The Education Quality Assessment Commission will deal with activities aimed at supporting the development of policies and cooperation, i.e.the proper implementation of the Bologna Process and tools for transparency and recognition of education. At the executive level, this activity will be handled by the Director of International Cooperation and the coordinator of the Erasmus+ programme.

Through participation in Action 3, PSW will be able to effectively implement the Bologna Process, use the tools of transparency and recognition of education, and cooperate with European and international networks and NGOs to jointly organise research and education. This will contribute to strengthening the PSW position as a centre for the development of science and education in Europe and the Kociewie region.

In carrying out the objectives of Action 3, PSW will implement the principle of non-discrimination and equal opportunities for all, ensure gender balance, support students and employees from underrepresented groups, people with disabilities and those from disadvantaged groups by applying the PSW gender equality and non-discrimination policy. 

Jean Monnet Action

European Union studies are important to PSW due to a dynamic development of administration studies, and strong cooperation with the Kociewie Region. In accordance with the European Commission politics, PSW develops intersectional cooperation with local authorities, entrepreneurs and NGOs so as to offer education and conduct research strongly connected to the Kociewie Region. Due to this reason Jean Monnet Action will be a great opportunity to develop the studies in cooperation with European partners.

Conditions and criteria for participation in the Erasmus programme

Who can participate in the Programme?
Eligibility criteria:
Departure procedure
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Application documents

The offer is aimed at students of all majors, studying full-time and part-time (with the exception of first-year undergraduate students), who meet all of the following conditions:

  • are PSW students;
  • have obtained an average grade point average of at least 3.5 throughout their studies to date - placement trip; 4.0 - study trip;
  • have sufficient knowledge of the foreign language(s) in which the mobility will take place to be able to complete a placement abroad or a part of their studies at a foreign university (for studies, a minimum level of B2 is required);
  • they are not subject to a disciplinary penalty at the time of their eligibility for departure and at the time of their departure, nor are they subject to disciplinary proceedings;
  • have successfully completed all periods of study to date;
  • will not be on dean's leave during their mobility.

Studies

The following criteria will be taken into account in the admissions process:

  • knowledge of the required foreign language (max. 5 points, with priority being given to knowledge of the language of instruction of the course);
  • grade point average over the entire course of study (max. 5 points)
  • the result of the interview in terms of suitability to study abroad (max. 8 points);
  • years of study; priority is given to students in higher years of study (max. 2 credits).

The candidate can receive a maximum of 20 points in total.

Internships

The following criteria will be taken into account in the recruitment process for placements abroad:

  • knowledge of the required foreign language (max. 5 points, with priority given to knowledge of the language of practice);
  • CV assessment, with particular reference to previous work experience, voluntary work, etc. (max. 5 points);
  • the result of the interview in terms of suitability for the placement abroad (max. 8 points);
  • your grade point average over your entire course of study to date (max. 5 points);
  • year of study; priority is given to students in higher years of study (max. 2 credits).

Applicants may be awarded an additional 5 points if they enclose with their application documents a letter of intent or a Learning Agreement proposal from an organisation willing to host the student on a placement. In contentious cases, the grade point average for the entire study period will also be taken into account.

Qualified students are advised to find a suitable host institution on their own. The University may provide support in the search for a host institution, but does not guarantee finding one.

Each Erasmus+ scholarship holder is required to take out accident insurance before departure and to obtain adequate health insurance (against medical expenses). Basic health insurance is guaranteed by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by the NFZ. Detailed information can be found on the NFZ website. You should also obtain information from your host institution about the requirements for third-party liability (third-party) insurance and take out appropriate insurance if necessary.

Students may use part of the scholarship to cover the costs of the host country's language course. Participation in the language course must not reduce the length of stay at the host institution.

Before signing the agreement, the student is obliged to provide the Erasmus + Coordinator with a letter of intent from the host institution, certifying its readiness to host the student for the placement and specifying the start and end dates of the placement.

The host institution may require the trainee to submit additional documents (e.g. a criminal record certificate).

The student is obliged to make an account of the placement/study stay within 10 days of the end of the mobility. 

Settlement of studies involves the submission of the following documents:

  • a certificate of the period of stay at the host university, including the actual date of commencement and completion of studies, according to the model and in the form prescribed by the University;
  • a certificate of completion of the study programme with a list of the results obtained according to the model and in the form prescribed by the University;
  • Completion of the Erasmus+ Participant Report in the form of an online document;
  • Completion of a pre- and post-mobility language test in the form of an online document on the OLS language platform;

If all the conditions agreed in the Learning Agreement are met by the student, the period of study will be recognised and credited to the student.

Decisions on whether the agreed conditions have been met by the student are made by the PSW after verification of the documentation provided by the student.

In the event of non-compliance, a decision on the extent of the credit shall be taken by the sending University, which may also decide whether the student's failure to comply with certain conditions makes it necessary to repay part or all of the scholarship received.

No repayment of the grant will be required in the event of a circumstance described as 'force majeure' (i.e. a situation beyond the student's control, related to a serious illness or misfortune). In order to qualify a case as 'force majeure' it is necessary to obtain a written agreement from the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme.

The apprenticeship settlement includes the following documents:

  • a certificate of the period of stay at the host institution, including the actual date of commencement and completion of the placement, following the model and in the form prescribed by the University;
  • a certificate of completion of the programme objectives of the placement, with its assessment by the placement supervisor at the host institution, according to a model and in a form specified by the University;
  • Completion of the Erasmus+ Participant Report in the form of an online document;
  • Completion of a language test before and after practice in the form of an online document on the OLS language platform;
  • A Practice Diary, kept for the first month of the placement, according to the model and in the form specified by the University - if the Erasmus+ placement is to be counted as a compulsory placement provided for in the study programme;

 

If all the conditions agreed in the "Placement Agreement" are fulfilled by the student, the placement period will be recognised and treated as a credit for the student's compulsory placement, if provided for in the programme of study, under the terms of the Student Placement Regulations.

If the study programme does not provide for compulsory placements or the student has already completed a compulsory placement, information about the Erasmus+ placement will be included in the Diploma Supplement.

Decisions on whether the agreed conditions have been met by the student are made by the PSW on the basis of verification of the documents provided by the student.

In the event of non-compliance, a decision on the extent of the credit shall be taken by the sending University, which may also decide whether the student's failure to comply with certain conditions makes it necessary to repay part or all of the scholarship received.

No repayment of the grant will be required in the event of a circumstance described as 'force majeure' (i.e. a situation beyond the student's control, related to a serious illness or misfortune). In order to qualify a case as 'force majeure' it is necessary to obtain a written agreement from the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme.

 

According to the timetable adopted by the European Commission, it will be possible to apply for student and academic mobility funds in the second quarter of 2024.

Coordinator

Marta Matuszewska

email: erasmus@twojestudia.pl
tel: 786 442 116

 

Rector's Plenipotentiary for Internationalisation

Dr Wojciech Duranowski

email: wojciech.duranowski@twojestudia.pl

 

* The exit application can only be submitted by e-mail to: erasmus@twojestudia.pl 

Pomeranian University
in Starogard Gdanski
112/114 Kościuszki St.
83-200 Starogard Gdański
Pomeranian voivodeship

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Pomeranian University
in Starogard Gdański
the first university
in Kociewie, established
more than 20 years ago.
PU offers under- and postgraduate studies
on various courses:
. Administration, Pedagogy,
Logistics, Internal security

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