Students: study

General information / How to apply

Under Erasmus+, a student can stay abroad for a minimum of 2 months, and a maximum of 12 months for each level of study (bachelor's, master's, doctoral - internal or part-time). For study programmes consisting of a single cycle (e.g. medicine), mobilities may together last for a maximum of 24 months during the entire study. Interruption of studies due to or during mobility is not possible and mobility must be started and completed within one academic year. Student mobility is organised on the basis of interinstitutional agreements (IIAs) on student and teacher mobility (a list will be provided by your faculty or you can find a suitable contract on the university mobility portal), which are concluded between universities at the level of departments, faculties or universities. You can consult the study options in advance with the international relations department of your faculty.

University Erasmus office announces a call for applications for student mobility every year. Students apply in the Mobility Online system (use the university login name and password - as in AiS), application is possible only during the period when the call is open, usually from 15 December to 15 February. After applying for Erasmus+ mobility, students are included in the selection process that takes place at the faculty.

After the application has been accepted by the partner university, the student creates a Digital Learning Agreement for studies (DLA or OLA). The learning agreement is a tripartite agreement on which subjects the student will complete at the foreign university and which will be recognized by the home faculty. The right to recognize subjects according to LA is guaranteed by the Erasmus+ Charter. The Digital Learning agreement is not a grant agreement, the student signs the grant agreement directly with the Comenius University Erasmus office. Further procedure and conditions for concluding the Agreement on the provision of financial support can be found in the section Before mobility.

You can find contact information for the Erasmus+ faculty coordinator on Erasmus+ faculty coordinators.

Under the Erasmus+ programme, each university is assigned an identification code, the code of Comenius University is SK BRATISL02.

Erasmus charter for higher education 2021 - 2027

ENLIGHT mobilities

As part of Erasmus+ mobility, you can benefit from a multilateral interinstitutional agreement (IIA) concluded within the ENLIGHT university alliance for all fields of study at university level. Before choosing an ENLIGHT agreement in the application form, please check the website of the partner university and the ENLIGHT course catalogue whether the field of study you are interested in is taught at the partner university and is compatible with your study program at Comenius University. ENLIGHT mobility has the same conditions as other Erasmus+ semester mobility (signature of learning agreement by faculty and partner, same grant amount...).

Places for student mobilities under ENLIGHT interinstitutional agreement (IIA) are valid for the entire university, not for individual faculties. Students who indicate ENLIGHT IIA in their application form will be included in the selection of students who can use ENLIGHT. The selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • study average
  • level of language competencies (language of study at foreign university)
  • preference of first time Erasmus+ mobility
  • preference for disadvantaged students (health, social conditions...)

ENLIGHT is a European network of universities, founded to promote a balanced quality of life, sustainability, and global engagement through the transformation of higher education. The Alliance was created to help build the foundations of an integrated European higher education system. More information on ENLIGHT UK.

Partner universities:

Gent (Belgium): www.ugent.be/en  

Bordeaux (France): www.u-bordeaux.com/

Uppsala (Sweden): www.uu.se/en/

Groningen (Netherlands): www.rug.nl/

Basque Country/Bilbao (Spain): www.ehu.eus/en/en-home

Göttingen (Germany): www.uni-goettingen.de

Irish National University, Galway: www.nuigalway.ie/

Tartu (Estonia): www.ut.ee/en

Numbers of Comenius University students who can take semester mobility at ENLIGHT universities during each academic year: 

GENT5
BORDEAUX30
UPPSALA5
GRONINGEN2
BILBAO20
GOTTINGEN2bachelor's and master's degree only
GALWAY5bachelor degree subjects only
TARTU20

Deadlines for nomination of students within ENLIGHT IIA:

Winter semesterSummer semester
GENT15 April15 October
BORDEAUX15 April15 October
UPPSALA1 April1 October
GRONINGEN15 April15 October
BILBAO31 May15 November
GOTTINGEN15 May15 November
GALWAY15 May15 October
TARTU31 March30 September