Erasmus+ is a European funding programme providing grants for a wide range of activities in the fields of education, youth and sports. An important requirement for taking part in the Erasmus+ programme is that each Higher Education Institution must apply for an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
Following the submission of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and based on our latest performance within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, University of Applied Sciences Leiden has been successfully assessed by the National Agency for Erasmus+ (EP-Nuffic). The European Commission has therefore decided to award us with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) ( pdf, 111 KB ) for the entire period of the Erasmus+ Programme which runs from 2014 – 2020.
Erasmus Policy Statement
By applying for this Charter we have committed ourselves to implementing the activities funded by the Erasmus+ Programme in line with the fundamental principles of the Charter and to publishing the Erasmus Policy Statement ( pdf, 143 KB ) on our website.
Recognition of mobility activity in Erasmus+
For a study period, internship or research assignment abroad every Erasmus+ student will receive ECTS, as agreed upon in a learning agreement to be signed by home and host institution before departure.
Incoming students will participate in one of the English taught minors offered by UAS Leiden. General information about these minors, including the number of credits that can be obtained for each of them, are mentioned on the website. After their mobility period incoming students will receive a Transcript of Records.
Students from UAS Leiden going abroad receive ECTS as mentioned in the Learning Agreement and confirmed in the Transcript of Records. For a study period students can go to one of the Erasmus+ institutional partners of UAS Leiden which can be found here ( pdf, 300 KB ).
Where applicable, the examination board will convert the credits obtained to the institutional grading scale, taking into account the grade distribution information from the host institution. UAS Leiden issues a Diploma Supplement to each student upon graduation in which all activities during the study period are registered. The recognized components and/or credits for study period, internship or research assignment abroad are mentioned on the student’s grade list.
General information on the Dutch grading system can be found here.
Rights of Erasmus students
Students participating in the Erasmus+ program have the right to expect the following:
- The home and host university have an inter-institutional agreement for mobility
- The learning agreement sets out the details of the planned activities abroad, including the credits to be achieved
- The host university does not charge fees for tuition, registration, examinations, access to laboratory and library facilities during the stay abroad
- Credits obtained abroad will be recognized for satisfactorily completed activities and where applicable converted into the institutional grading scale
- The host university will treat and serve the Erasmus incoming students in the same way as their home students
- The student grant or loan from the home country can be maintained during the stay abroad.
More information and contact
More information about Erasmus+ can be found on the website of the European Commission. If you are interested in cooperating with us in the Erasmus+ programme you can contact the International Office of UAS Leiden at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org