NEW Call for Student Applications for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program (ICM )

Last updated: 21.09.2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW Call for Applications for the second semester/summer term 2023 for European seats is open now!

DEADLINE: 15th of October 2022, 11:59 pm Jordanian Time

Please note that the English version is the only official version. The Arabic version serves as a guidance. The International Affairs Department works exclusively with the English version. 

 

Program Description 

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) funding program for education and training between 2021 and 2027. The Erasmus+ program builds on the achievements of 30 years of European programs in the fields of education, training, and youth.

The German Jordanian University has successfully established several partnerships with distinguished universities all over Europe under the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM). It encourages the student to study and work in Europe. It promotes trans-national co-operation projects among Universities across European countries.

The Erasmus+ program provides GJU students with the opportunity to spend one semester at one of our partner universities. The program supports students with a monthly scholarship that covers living expenses for up to five months as well as a travel allowance. More details about what you can expect from your home University and the receiving University at each step of your mobility, and rights and obligations as ERASMUS students you will find in the Erasmus Student Charter

 

Who can apply?

All GJU undergraduate students who start their third study year in spring 2023 and all master students who checked with the deanship of graduate studies (Prof. Ziyad Masoud) can apply to participate in Erasmus+ International Credit Student Mobility (check list of partners below!). All partner universities require proficiency in English. For GJU undergraduate students it is important to have elective courses left for their German Year and that you have more than your graduation project left. Having completed the German year is not required for applicants. 

 

Before applying for the European seats:  

  • Students are required to choose from the ERASMUS+ partner Universities list a suitable University that offers mobility programs acknowledged by their school. Assistance in the process can be given by the exchange coordinator/officer or dean of each GJU school. 

 

  • For the course's recognition, students are asked to contact their exchange coordinators/officers in advance of the application to discuss the recognition and the equivalency of the potential courses abroad. 

 

  • Erasmus+ requests the students to have a workload of a minimum of 18 ECTS for their ERASMUS+ semester abroad unless the partner university has another workload requirement which should be considered. Thus, we advise the students to plan between 25-30 ECTS in case one or two courses are failed.

 

 

How to apply? A step-by-step application guide:

  1. The first step is to check your eligibility for the Erasmus+ study semester. Therefore, please consult with your exchange coordinator/officer or dean regarding this.
  2. The second step is to check the courses at your preferred partner University and that they match your major and your study plan. Under partner Universities you can browse through all the partner Universities. Mobility offers for the summer term 2023 start approx. February 2023. You can name a first and second choice for your host University.  All partner universities require proficiency in English (min. B1 when you arrive).
  3. The third step is to prepare your documents. The application needs to include the following documents: 

  1. Application form. Please click here or scan the QR code!
  2. Transcript of Record
  3. Updated CV 
  4. Language Certificate English and/or German (optional) 
  5. Letter of motivation in English (one page) 

 

The letter should include answers to these questions: 

  • Why you choose the partner University that you picked? 
  • What do you wish to improve by studying a semester abroad? 
  • How do you intend to improve?
  • How do you intent to inform others about your Erasmus+ experience?  

You apply through the above mentioned Microsoft form and upload all your documents there. Please fill in the requested questions carefully and upload the required documents in PDF format.

 

Erasmus+ Scoring Criteria

There are four criteria on which the students are assessed on; each criterion is weighed on a different level. There are also two aspects set by the assessment center that will play a role in students’ ranking; the  formal aspect (application documents) and the performance of the students during the meeting  at the assessment center. A scholarship committee will review the students documents and rate their performance at the assessment center meeting in order to find suitable candidates at each stage. The weights/points assigned to each criterion are defined and approved by the International Affairs Department and the Presidency. The table below describes each criterion in details;

Erasmus+ Scoring Criteria Points /Weight (from Total Estimation)

Formal Aspects;

  • Academic Merit Scoring (GPA)
  • CV; quality, and experience
  • Letter of motivation; grammar, structure and especially the content

60% including:

  • 80% weighed
  • 10%
  • 10%
Performance during the meeting at the assessment center

40%

 

After the deadline applications will be reviewed by the International Affairs Department. In case there are more eligible applicants than available seats, suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with a GJU selection committee. If other partner Universities offer us more seats during the call we will offer the new seats in the assessment center. The assessment center will be approx. in the week between 30th of October - 3rd of November 2022. The results will be communicated to the candidates by approx. 10th of November 2022. 

If you need feedback on your application or you are not satisfied with the result, kindly refer to the International Office Students' Complaint Policy section.

 

ALL APPLICATIONS:

Be sure to submit your completed application before Saturday, 15th of October, 11:59 pm Jordanian Time.  Applications after the deadline will not be accepted.

 

EUROPEAN SEATS:

Suitable candidates for the European seats will receive an invitation e-mail to the assessment center latest 19th of October 2022..

The assessment center appointments for European seats are planned in the week between the 20th -27th of October 2022. 

 

Please read through the FAQ and Rules and Regulations carefully!!!

 

For questions regarding the Erasmus+ program or further inquiries please refer to the following contact person at the International Affairs Department for assistance:

 

Ari Kehr

Scholarship Coordinator

Building F, Office 017

E-Mail:  Scholarship.Coordinator@gju.edu.jo