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International Credit Mobility

The Erasmus+ programme ‘International Credit Mobility enables students, PhD and staff exchanges with universities outside the European Union by means of individual scholarships and travel allowance.

The programme

'The ICM programme addresses mobility on all academic levels. It can therefore be used for various ends, depending on the goal of your partnership. The overall goal of the programme is to increase knowledge and skills by mutual cooperation. This programme is ideal for exploring mobility cooperation with partner universities outside Europe and for enabling student exchange with partner universities with lesser means. The ICM programme can also be used as a tool to consolidate already existing academic ties with partners outside of Europe. In case of a positive result, the running time of a project is 2 academic years.

Student exchange

Student mobility can take place on Bachelor, Master and PhD level and can focus on both incoming and outgoing mobility. Though there might be certain mobility restrictions to specific regions. The minimum duration of the mobility period is 3 months, the maximum duration of the mobility is 12 months. Students receive a fixed travel allowance based on the distance between Leiden and the partner university and a scholarship of 800 euro/month for incoming and 650 euro/month for outgoing students. 

Staff exchange

Staff exchanges can be used for teaching and for training of a minimum of 8 hours/week. The minimum duration of the mobility period is 5 days, the maximum duration of the mobility is 2 months. Staff members receive a financial contribution of 160 euro per day and a fixed travel allowance based on the distance between Leiden and the partner university.

Who can apply?

Staff representing programmes, institutes and faculties within Leiden University can submit a project proposal.

Applications are being made by Leiden University to the Dutch National Agency for Erasmus: Nuffic. All mobility project proposals are coordinated and combined into one central application. Application, administration and reporting of the ICM programme is the responsibility of the International Relations department of Leiden University, while the activities within the project are managed by the applicant of the project.

Interested?

The application for this programme takes place once a year in early February. The exact deadline of the application will be published annually under the ‘call for proposals’ page. The outcome of the application is published in May.

Each focus region has a specific budget and number of mobilities available. There can be mobility restrictions attached to cooperation with certain regions. If multiple applications for one region are received, additional criteria might be applied. Please see the ‘Call for Proposals’ for the latest documents and information to prepare your application for International Credit Mobility.

In order to prepare for a strong project proposal and work towards an affective partnership, you are recommended to contact the subsidy advisor as soon as possible and start preparing your project in October/November.

Successful Leiden University International Credit Mobility Project applications

Leiden University has been awarded the following ICM mobility projects:

2017-2019 projects

  • Cuba: LUMC with Havana University & Finlay Institute
  • Japan: LUMC with Nagasaki University
  • Lebanon: Faculty of Law with Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
  • Morocco: Faculty of Humanities with École de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat
  • Russia: Leiden University (university wide) with National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • South Africa: Leiden University (university wide) with University of the Western Cape
  • Ukraine: Leiden Institute of Chemistry with Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

2016-2018 projects

  • Cuba: LUMC with Havana University & Finlay Institute
  • Israel: Leiden University (university wide) with Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Kazachstan: ICLON with Gumilyov Eurasian National University, University of Kazguu, Innovative     University of Eurasia & West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University
  • Uzbekistan: Central Asia Studies with Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies

2015-2017 projects

  • Cuba: LUMC with Havana University & Finlay Institute
  • Georgia: Humanities with Tblisi State University
  • Indonesia: LUMC with Universitas Indonesia
  • Israel: Humanities with Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Kazachstan: ICLON with Gumilyov Eurasian National University, University of Kazguu and Innovative University of Eurasia
  • Morocco: Humanities with École de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat
  • Ukraine: Chemistry with Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
  • Ukraine: Humanities with National University of Kyiv – Mohyla Academy

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