International mobility

You can find the current calls under the individual tabs – Study abroadTraineeships abroad, Mobility for teaching and Training mobilities.

The call for applications for the academic year 2023/2024 can be found here – Study abroadTraineeships abroadMobility for teaching and Training mobilities.

The call for applications for the academic year 2022/2023 can be found here – Study abroadTraineeships abroadMobility for teaching and Training mobilities.
 
The call for applications for the academic year 2021/2022 can be found here – Study abroadTraineeships abroadMobility for teaching and Training mobilities.
 

The call for applications for the academic year 2020/2021 can be found here – Study abroadTraineeships abroad, Mobility for teaching and Training mobilities.

The call for applications for the academic year 2019/2020 can be found here – Study abroadTraineeships abroad, Mobility for teaching and Training mobilities.

The call for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 can be found here – Study abroadTraineeships abroad, Mobility for teaching andTraining mobilities.

 

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for international cooperation in education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ aims to raise the quality of education and training, thereby strengthening social cohesion and the competitiveness of the Union’s economy.

Erasmus+ aims to enable as many individuals as possible to participate, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and highlights as key themes and activities inclusion and diversity, sustainable development (Green Erasmus+), the digital transition and active participation or engagement in democratic life (more informations).

The programme facilitates cooperation between education and training providers, from kindergartens to universities and adult educators. Other institutions (companies, associations, societies, etc.) that are in any way linked to the activities of the field may also participate in the projects. Through the activities, individuals acquire a variety of personal and professional skills and competences, undertake study or practical training abroad, expand their network of acquaintances and their knowledge of education systems in different countries. Institutions also acquire new skills, different working methods that improve the quality of their operations and their capacity for international cooperation.

The list of subjects to be taught in English is agreed on an individual basis, depending on needs.

Eligible participants are students enrolled at FIŠ – in the case of mobility for study, you must be enrolled in at least the first year of your undergraduate or postgraduate studies. Young graduates are also eligible to participate in the mobility for practice. Applicants are selected by FIŠ in their final year of study and must complete and complete their placement abroad within one year of graduation. Through the ERASMUS+ programme, we also offer international mobility opportunities for teaching and professional staff.

Language assessment licences will be available for participants who will take part in mobility abroad for more than two months. For mobility participants going on mobility in the second semester, you will be required to participate in an online language assessment before and at the end of the mobility period. There will also be some licences available to participate in the online language course.

The Erasmus+ programme is open to the following countries: the 27 Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Serbia and North Macedonia. The Faculty of Information Studies facilitates study exchange or cooperation with the following faculties:

Institution

Country

Agreement

Algebra University College

Croatia

Agreement 2021-2027

University of Zadar

Croatia

Agreement 2021 – 2027

Technical University – Sofia

Bulgaria

Agreement 2016

Universidad de la Laguna – Tenerife

Spain

Agreement 2021-2029

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Spain

Agreement 2021-2029

Faculty of Economics and Management/Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Czech Republic

Agreement 2015

Fakultet organizacije i informatike Varaždin

Croatia

Agreement 2013

Polytechnic of Rijeka

Croatia

Agreement 2022-2027

Veleučilište Velika Gorica

Croatia

Agreement 2017

Visoko učilište Algebra Zagreb

Croatia

Agreement 2014

University of Rijeka/Sveučilište v Rijeci

Croatia

Agreement 2013

Visoka škola za informacijske tehnologije

Croatia

Agreement 2014

Waterford Institute of Technology

Ireland

Agreement 2014

Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences

Lithuania

Agreement 2014

University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul The Apostle”

Macedonia

Agreement 2021-2028

Pavol Jozef Šafarik University in Košice

Slovakia

Agreement 2015

Uskudar University (študijski programi)

Turkey

Agreement 2014

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Agreement 2014

Modern Business School

Serbia

Agreement 2014-2021

University of Economics in Katowice

Poland

Agreement 2020-2021

SS. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje

North Macedonia

Sporazum 2020-2023

Copenhagen Business School

Denmark

Sporazum 2022-2023

Atlantic Language Galway

Ireland

Sporazum 2024 – 2028

If you would like to exchange at another faculty, you can propose to sign a bilateral agreement with the new faculty.

You can also visit FIŠ Erasmus+ Policy Statement (EPS), Erasmus Policy Statement (2021-2027) and new Eche list.

Student mobility

  • Study mobility in one of the partner countries, for a period of 3 to 12 months.
  • Training (traineeships) abroad for 2-12 months.

Students can undertake up to 12 months of mobility per academic cycle (i.e. 12 months during their undergraduate studies, 12 months during their Masters, etc.). Each 12-month period can consist of any combination of eligible mobility for the purpose of study and/or training. In addition, “young” graduates can take part in training, but they must have been selected for mobility by their home institution during their final year of studies, and their training must have taken place within 12 months of graduation.

Students with fewer opportunities can apply for a supplement to the Erasmus+ grant (the basis for the award will be the relevant decision/certificate from the Social Work Centre).

Staff mobility

  • Mobility of staff to teach in a higher education institution abroad
  • Mobility of staff for training, education or job shadowing with a relevant organisation abroad

The funding is intended for the mobility of both teaching and non-teaching staff at the higher education institution. Participants’ activities can last from 2 days to 2 months, and travel time is not included in the duration of the mobility. It is compulsory for teaching staff to carry out at least 8 hours of teaching per week as part of their mobility.

Key Action 1 (KA1) of the ERASMUS+ programme is an action on learning mobility for individuals, aiming to reach 20% of tertiary students in mobility by 2020. Mobility is expected to help raise the quality of teaching and learning and to challenge change and internationalisation in higher education institutions. More information on the programme can be found here.

Mobility for students with special needs

Erasmus+ provides additional support for participants with physical, mental or health problems to meet their specific needs. These Erasmus+ grants can therefore be higher than the study, placement and training grants, as they also cover costs related to the specific needs of the participant (e.g. adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical assistance, support equipment, adapted learning materials, companion for disabled students and staff). This additional grant is based on actual costs.

Under the E+ programme, participants with special needs are entitled to special treatment not only when it comes to setting the conditions for co-financing, but also when it comes to providing and offering all-round support for the decision to go on mobility, the follow-up during mobility and the integration after return. Persons with special needs include individuals with intellectual disabilities, blind and partially sighted persons, deaf and hard of hearing persons, persons with speech and language impairments, persons with physical disabilities, persons with long-term illness, persons with deficits in certain areas of learning and persons with emotional and behavioural disabilities who require the implementation of programmes with additional professional support or adapted or special programmes.

CMEPIUS has published Call for applications for additional funding for participants, students, young graduates and staff with disabilities. You can find the form to apply for additional mobility funding for participants with disabilities at this link.

Foreign language education

The Faculty of Information Studies organises foreign language courses for large groups of participants, or can help you with information on language training in cooperation with educational institutions and centres in the surrounding area. To the same extent and in cooperation with educational centres, it also offers Slovenian language courses or language upgrading for foreign students.

For more information, please contact the ERASMUS+ Coordinator at the Faculty, Associate Dean for Education, Dr. Katarina Rojko. Applications and any further questions should be sent to erasmus@fis.unm.si. On mail erasmus@fis.unm.si suggest foreign faculties where you would like to go on an Erasmus+ exchange.

Your rights and obligations on mobility are summarised in the Student Charter. The Faculty of Information Studies has been awarded theErasmus+ University Charter for the period 2014-2020, and our Erasmus+ ID code is: SI NOVO-ME05. You can also visit FIŠ Erasmus+ Policy Statement (EPS). The new Erasmus+ strategy for 2021-2027 is now available here and a new Erasmus+ University Charter for 2021 – 2027 is available here.

The faculty also had a signed charter for the previous period 2009-2013 (Erasmus+ university charter (EUC) 254360-IC-1-2009-1-SI-ERASMUS-EUCX-1).

CEEPUS programme and network (CIII-BG-1103-05-2021, Modelling, Simulation and Computer-aided Design in Engineering and Management)

CEEPUS – Central European Exchange Program for University Studies, is a Central European programme for student and teacher mobility. The aim of the programme is to establish and promote student and faculty mobility between participating countries, and to exploit the links of friendship and the possibilities for creating joint study programmes. Higher education institutions from the following countries participate in CEEPUS: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Serbia. CEEPUS operates on the basis of networks. Each network is set up by a university, a faculty or their departments in a specific field. So-called “networks” must consist of at least three partner universities/faculties/departments, at least two of which are from different countries. One of these institutions is the network coordinator. The network as a whole applies for a certain number of exchange months, which can only be dedicated to hosting foreign students and professors in accordance with the approved exchange programme proposal. The network’s website is available here

Link to the Slovenian CEEPUS website.

Contact person: Assoc. Prof. Dr., blaz.rodic@fis.unm.si

Highlights of Erasmus exchanges at FIŠ:

At the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year, FIŠ student Urška Dolenc decided to take part in the Erasmus+ international mobility for internship. After a long search for the right country and the right company to do her internship, she went to Brussels in February 2017, where she worked for three months at Obelis.

We asked Urška some questions and we believe that they will answer many students interested in international exchange and that the new information will encourage them to choose to study or do a placement abroad, which can make a real difference to an individual, both in terms of work experience, language skills and personal development. You are welcome to read!

Why did you decide to do an Erasmus+ exchange?

I have always been interested in what other European countries have to offer in terms of employment in my field of study (Informatics in Modern Society, VS), so when I had the opportunity to do a work placement abroad, I decided to do it.

What made you decide to go to Brussels?

At the beginning, I had no particular reason why Brussels, as I sent many CVs and cover letters to different EU countries. In the end, I was convinced by the responsiveness of the company where I did my traineeship, as they responded very quickly and positively to my application. Moreover, Brussels was relatively close to Slovenia, so this also helped me to make my decision.

Was it difficult to find a company to do your traineeship with? Where did you find it and what was most important to you in your search?

I found the company where I did my traineeship on the website www.erasmusintern.org. When looking for an internship, my main focus was on the work I would have to do there (it was important that it was relevant to the study programme I was currently studying) and that I would be paid at least a minimum monthly wage as an intern.

Was the organisation very demanding? How did you go about finding an apartment?

It was definitely a challenge to organise, especially as I planned everything from afar. The most stressful part was finding accommodation, as there are many websites that rent rooms to students. I found my room on one of these websites and I stayed there for 3 months.

First feelings when you arrive abroad? How were you received by your new “cimrs” and colleagues?

The first feelings were “confused”. Arriving at the airport, I suddenly found myself in an unfamiliar situation that I had never experienced before. For the first week, I was getting used to the new environment and the people around me, but also to the fact that when I am outside, for the first time, I don’t really understand the people around me (the official languages in Belgium are French and Dutch).

I will never forget the people I met, both at work and in the house where I lived. By choosing to do my work placement abroad, I have had the opportunity to meet many different people, from all over the world, and I have learnt something new from each one of them, as well as making new friendships.

Was the traineeship or internship what you expected? How did you feel in the company?

Having never done an internship or traineeship before, I had no idea or expectations of how it should be before coming to Brussels. However, at the end of the internship I was more than satisfied with the work I had done throughout the internship, the experience I had gained, the friendliness of my colleagues and the relaxed atmosphere in the company.

What was your exchange life like, apart from your work at the company?

Belgium is certainly a country that offers many wonderful cities to visit, in addition to Brussels. Living there allowed me to travel by train on weekends to other famous cities in Belgium such as Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, … Also, the excellent public transport system makes it possible to take a trip to the Netherlands or to other neighbouring countries. There’s certainly never a dull moment in Brussels, as there’s always something for everyone.

Is living in Belgium or Brussels expensive? Were you able to cover all your expenses with an Erasmus+ grant?

Compared to Slovenia, the price differences are certainly noticeable. Especially when it comes to spending time out with friends or just shopping for food and drinks. But you can also find cheaper versions in Brussels, as you can everywhere. The Erasmus+ grant mainly covered my accommodation for the whole duration of my placement, as this room wasn’t exactly the cheapest. Certainly without the other financial resources I had at my disposal, the experience would not have been what it was.

What was the most valuable part of this experience for you? What is the most memorable aspect?

As well as improving my working skills and having the opportunity to learn about working in another country, I will definitely remember all the people I met. Each and every one of them has stuck in my mind in their own way and made my Erasmus+ experience special and unforgettable.

Is there anything stuck? Any bad experience?

At the moment, I can’t think of any negative experiences.

What would you say to those who are considering studying/interning abroad? Anything in particular you would warn them about? Why would you recommend mobility?

International mobility is something that everyone who has the opportunity should experience. It is an experience that puts you outside your comfort zone and forces you to be independent. Once you get past the first days of “scared” and “not knowing”, so many new possibilities open up that you soon realise that three months is definitely not enough to see everything that is on offer. You get the chance to meet new people and make new friends – after all, most of the people you meet on mobility are in the same situation as you, which is why everything seems easier.

“Living and adapting to a new environment might be a bit of a challenge, but it’s worth its weight in gold,” says Anže Barle, a student of our faculty who went to Malta this winter, specifically to Valletta. For a reason – to do a work placement as part of an Erasmus+ exchange.

After a few days in Malta, he tells us: “Every day at the company, employees come to work smiling, despite the early hours, because they know they will spend the day in good company. Communicating in English is great and I am really happy that I can actually use this knowledge every day. The work is a bit boring, but I think it’s just right for practice. I’m at work 8 hours a day, behind a computer, communicating with my co-workers, electronic components sales people and employees from other positions in the company (HR, sales, invoices, it,…).”

Although he has only been in Malta for a short time and hasn’t really had a chance to explore it, Anže is already convinced that he has made the right choice. “An Erasmus+ placement is something that every student should go through. The daily cooperation and meeting new people and foreign cultures will be very welcome in my life!”

If you too want to experience working abroad, please contact erasmus@fis.unm.si for more information on doing a work placement.

From January to February 2020, FIŠ student Jaka Lah will undertake a compulsory work placement in Latvia. He found his opportunity at Liepaja University through the Erasmus+ programme. Jaka’s compulsory work placement involved tasks in the field of information technology, but the fact that he was working in an international office also allowed him to make contact and connections with students from all over the world. The way he worked allowed him to gain a lot of work experience and he was able to spend his free time exploring the host city and also the capital of the country (Riga).

He describes his experience in the following account:

“I am very grateful to have been able to take advantage of this opportunity to do a work placement through the Erasmus+ programme. I believe that every student gains important life experience when they take advantage of this opportunity. The programme helps to make the link between practical work and the theory we learn at university, but it also takes us out of our comfort zone. This is also, in my opinion, very important for building the personal character of an individual entering the labour market. I recommend the Erasmus+ programme to every student, it is an unforgettable experience”.

If you would like to experience working abroad, please contact: erasmus@fis.unm.si for more information on doing a work placement.

FIŠ student Cristian Gangaliuc took part in an Erasmus+ international exchange from 7 to 8 August 2021 for a work placement at Link Campus University in Rome.

He rated the exchange as very enjoyable and successful. The professors and project staff at the university were very welcoming and gave him a lot of useful feedback and guidance on how to improve his work.

He said of his experience:

My Erasmus+ exchange was a pleasant and successful experience. The professors and project Staff at Link Campus University were more than welcoming. I received a lot of constructive feedback, support, and relevant advice on how I can improve my work skills. But work is only a part of it. Being able to spend some summertime in Rome is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am happy I took the chance to apply for the Erasmus+ programme!

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