With the aim of promoting internationalization as an essential part of the university learning process for students, at EDEM we are constantly looking to sign new international cooperation agreements for our students to study abroad.
The study exchange may take place through the Erasmus Program or the International Program. The difference between the two is that the former is focused on universities within the European Higher Education Area, and there is the possibility of receiving financial aid; while the International Program features exchanges at universities outside the European Union.
Spending time studying abroad provides numerous advantages for our students, such as first-hand experience of a foreign language, contact with different educational systems, knowledge of other cultures and enhanced self-confidence, not to mention meeting new friends. At EDEM we feel these are crucial factors in our students’ professional, personal and academic development, as more and more companies are looking for, and value, the highest international qualifications.
To participate in the Erasmus Studies Program, or the International Program, one must meet the following requirements:
- The applicant must be enrolled in official studies at the EDEM University Centre, both when applying and during his stay.
- Have passed, upon completion of the course prior to application, 48 ECTS credits.
- There must exist an agreement between EDEM and each host university.
- In addition to the general requirements, applicants must meet the specific requirements established by each host university.
- Certify a B2 level of English.
- With reference to the Erasmus Program, students must be citizens of a European Union member state, or in possession of a valid residence permit to reside in Spain during the period in question.
Interested students are to apply according to the schedule and manner indicated by the EDEM.
Recognition of the studies carried out at the host university is guaranteed, provided that the studies completed have been approved by the Erasmus Coordinator or International Programs Coordinator, as the case may be.
The slated mobility periods are:
- The first semester of the third academic year for students of the Business Administration for Entrepreneurs degree.
- The first semester of the fourth academic year for students of the Engineering and Business Management degree.
The assignments of students to the destinations will be made taking into account the objective criteria laid down in the EDEM’s Rules for Outgoing Students.
These criteria include the student’s average grade and accredited language level. All students must demonstrate a minimum level of English (B2) in order to participate in an exchange program.
Students who study at a foreign university, whether through the International Program or the Erasmus Program, must:
- Comply with the regulations of the host university.
- Properly fill out all the documents associated with the Erasmus Program or the International Program.
- Enroll at the EDEM University Centre for the number of credits dictated by the Study Agreement.
- Hold health insurance, throughout the entire foreign stay, covering travel assistance, and repatriation assistance, depending on whether it is an Erasmus Program or International Program. For participants through the Erasmus Program the European Health Insurance Card will partially, or fully, cover these needs.
- Commence studies at the host university on the date established by it and report this to the EDEM University Cent on time and in the established manner.
- Complete, entirely, the established mobility period.
- Pass at least 50% of the credits at the host university, except for reasons of force majeure.
Students who complete an Erasmus Studies Program stay must, in addition:
- Comply with the rights and duties of the “Erasmus Student Charter.”
Failure to comply with any of the obligations will entail exclusion from the Erasmus Studies Program or the International Program, as well as a loss of the right to academic recognition and, when applicable, the financial assistance granted.