FAQs

Where can I go?

Check out our list with all of our ERASMUS partner locations.

What do I pay?

Here are the costs you need to consider before applying for an Erasmus exchange:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation & living expenses
  • Possible extras – bedding, crockery, cutlery etc.

Do I pay tuition fees?

No, exchange students do not pay tuition fees and you are entitled to any grant or loans you already receive. 

You must notify SAAS that you will be going on exchange and check with them to find out if you are eligible for more funding.

You also must register online with GCU at the beginning of term even when you are on exchange. 

Is there any funding?

Yes, there is Erasmus funding to support your exchange, but will not cover the total cost. 

You will receive a monthly allocation for the full number of months into your UK bank account before your departure.  All GCU students going abroad in 2012/13 will receive a monthly allocation of up to €370/month. 

1. If you select a priority country from the list below you will receive one supplementary payment of €400:

  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey

2. If you qualify for 'Widening Participation' you will receive a supplementary payment of €500.

‌3. Exchanges/EU Summer Programmes & work placements with Spanish speaking institutions are eligible for Santander funding in addition to the above Erasmus funding. The amounts are:

  2012/13
Year £1000
Trimester £500
3 months £300

 

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Can I study a language?

Yes, you can study French, German, Spanish or Italian independently at City of Glasgow College, or for less widely used languages take an Erasmus Intensive Language Course (EILC) in a host country immediately before your exchange. 

Note: You need to submit an EILC funding application a year before you go abroad.

What are ECTS credits?

The ‘European Credit Transfer System’, 20 SCOTCAT credits = 10 ECTS credits

What are the deadlines for 2013/14?

Going out inDeadline
Trimester 1 01 February 2013
Trimester 2 01 October 2013

How do I find out more about the countries?

  • Contact GCU’S ‘Erasmus Student Network’ (ESN), they will put you in contact with students who have been on exchange or who are here on exchange and tell you of any upcoming events.
  • ‘Rough Guide’ publications in the GCU Library
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office

What are the next steps?

Visit the Exchange & Study Abroad Office during our drop in times to check eligibility and complete an enquiry form, we can advise you on how to proceed with an application.

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