Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2021 - 2022

The institutions named below agree to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Erasmus+ programme. They commit to respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects related to the organisation and management of the mobility, in particular the recognition of the credits awarded to students by the partner institution.

A. Information about higher education institutions

Name of the institution
(and department, where relevant)
Erasmus code Institutional Coordinator Contact details
(email, phone)
Departmental Coordinator Contact details
(email, phone)
Website
(eg. of the course catalogue)
Aristotle University of ThessalonikiG THESSAL01Institutional Coordinator/Head of the Office
Full name: Georgiadou Ioanna
Address: Department of European Educational Programmes, University Campus, Administration Building, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 995293
Fax: +30 2310 995292
Email: erasmus-agreements@auth.gr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Associate Professor Paparnakis Athanasios
Department: School of Pastoral and Social Theology
Address: Faculty of Theology building, University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki
Tel: +30 2310 99 7119
Fax: +30 2310 99 7119
Email: apaparna@past.auth.gr
General University Webpage: http://www.auth.gr
For Erasmus+ students: https://eurep.auth.gr/en
Course catalogue: http://qa.auth.gr/en/studyguide/
Theological School of the Church of CyprusCY NICOSIA34Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Solomontos-Kountouri Olga
Address: Isokratous 1-7, 1016
Tel: 0035722443063
Fax: 0035722443050
Email:o.solomontos-kountouri@theo.ac.cy
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Assistant Professor Ioannides Gregorios
Address: Isokratous 1-7, 1016
Tel: +357 22443056
Email: g.ioannides@theo.ac.cy
General University Webpage: http://www.theo.ac.cy
For Erasmus students: https://www.theo.ac.cy/en/incoming-students/
Course catalogue: https://www.theo.ac.cy/προγράμματα-σπουδών/


B. Mobility numbers per academic year

FROM
[Erasmus code of the sending institution]
TO
[Erasmus code of the receiving institution]
Subject area code
[ISCED]
Subject area name
Study cycle
[short cycle, 1st , 2nd or 3rd]
Student Mobility for Studies
[number of students x number of months per student]
Student Mobility for Traineeships
G THESSAL01CY NICOSIA3402210221 - Religion and Theology1st 2nd 3rd 4 students x 6 months2 students x 6 months
CY NICOSIA34G THESSAL0102210221 - Religion and Theology1st 2nd 2 students x 6 months1 students x 6 months


FROM
[Erasmus code of the sending institution]
TO
[Erasmus code of the receiving institution]
Subject area code
[ISCED]
Subject area name
Study cycle
[short cycle, 1st , 2nd or 3rd]
Staff Mobility for Teaching
[number of staff members x number of days per staff member]
Staff Mobility for Training
G THESSAL01CY NICOSIA3402210221 - Religion and Theology1st 2nd 3 staff member x 7 days2 staff member x 7 days
CY NICOSIA34G THESSAL0102210221 - Religion and Theology1st 2nd 2 staff member x 7 days2 staff member x 7 days

Additional information:


C. Recommended language skills

The sending institution, following agreement with the receiving institution, is responsible for providing support to its nominated candidates so that they can have the recommended language skills at the start of the study or teaching period:

Receiving institution
[Erasmus code]
Optional: Subject areaLanguage of instruction 1 Language of instruction 2 Student Mobility for Studies
[Minimum recommended level: B1]
Staff Mobility for Teaching
[Minimum recommended level: B2]
Comments about this language
G THESSAL01GreekGreekB2 - Vantage
G THESSAL01GreekGreekB2 - Vantage
CY NICOSIA34GreekGreekB1 - Threshold
CY NICOSIA34GreekGreekB2 - Vantage

For more details on the language of instruction recommendations, see the course catalogue of each institution


D. Additional requirements

1. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

Courses at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are normally taught in Greek. However, there are courses in other languages too, especially at the Foreign Language Faculties, Faculty of Law (courses in English, French and German language), School of Journalism & Mass Communications, School of Economics and School of Political Sciences. In all other cases, there are special arrangements for Erasmus+ students, such as assignment of essays in English with the use of English bibliography in small groups of students.

Information concerning courses and other academic matters can be obtained at the website of the University: http://www.auth.gr/en/faculties

Greek Language courses for Erasmus+ students

There are regular and online Greek language courses, which start at the beginning of each semester. These courses are organized specifically for Erasmus+ students with the support of the EU and are offered free of charge under certain conditions in regard to absences. You can find more information at the School of Modern Greek Language of AUTH: http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en


Students with disabilities

Social and Health Policy Committee of AUTH was established in 1997 with the aim to facilitate students with disabilities. Services have been developed and updated according to European and International standards. There are several fields that Social and Health Policy Committee is getting involved, always aiming to make student life easier so that all students can focus on their academic demands.

Services available

Students with visual impairment

- Converting books or notes in any file the student is using to study (text to speech, print them in Braille etc)

Students with hearing disabilities

- Interpretation in Greek Sign language everywhere in the campus of our University during working hours.

- Co-operation with Hellenic Federation of the Deaf in order to provide sign language interpreters for all lessons of deaf students.

- Unfortunately we do not provide interpretations in other foreign sign languages.

Students with mobility disabilities

- We provide transportation to students with mobility disabilities from their residences to the campus and vice versa in an everyday basis.

Services to all students

- blood donation days

- connect students with other institutions so that they will be given the professional care they need depending on their issue.

Social and Health Policy Committee is always personalizing its services adjusting them to the needs and wills of every single student.

Contact details: Tel. (+30) 2310 995360, (+30) 2310 995386, (+30) 2310 991376
E-mail: socialcom@ad.auth.gr

2. Theological School of the Church of Cyprus

CY NICOSIA 34

Theological School of the Church of Cyprus can accommodate students and staff with special needs.

  • Application procedure / deadline

In order to apply for Erasmus Studies in TSCC, interested incoming students must submit the following documents:

  • Fully completed and typed Application Form signed by incoming student.
  • Official transcript for all years of study at the Sending University, translated into English
  • Copies of passport
  • Copies of the EU Health Card or Personal Health Insurance Card
  • Official certificate/proof of linguistic proficiency in Greek
  • Two passports sized photos

The above documents must be sent by e-mail to erasmus@theo.ac.cy before the deadline for the submission of applications. Application documents received after application deadlines will not be accepted.

  • Integration of Erasmus students in TSCC

Incoming students will be treated in the same way as the existing students of the School. TSCC wishes to offer to incoming students a welcoming and friendly living environment so that they can attend their lessons with ease. The incoming students will have the opportunity to stay in TSCC Students’ Hall, located within walking distance to TSCC buildings in the old Nicosia town area. The Student Welfare Office will offer them all the benefits and services offered to the students of TSCC. Also, the Student Union will accept them as members, who can participate in the events and the groups. Prior to their arrival in Cyprus, the students will receive electronically all the necessary information for their studies, accommodation, and daily life in Cyprus.

TSCC will provide to Erasmus incoming students:

  • the student card
  • the library card
  • gym card
  • access to Moodle
  • personal email
  • academic tutor
  • tours in Cyprus in order to visit historical and religious sites and learn the culture and the social life of Cyprus
  • the choice to stay at TSCC Students’ Hall

It is not possible for exchange students to defend their BA/MA/PhD thesis at the host university.

  • Infrastructure for students and staff with disabilities

All areas of the TSCC and the TSCC Student Hall are wheelchair accessible, there are disabled parking spots and accessible bathrooms. There is provision for additional funds to cover the various needs of visitors with disabilities such as:

  • A trip guide (to the hosting country and back) during staying abroad if mandatory
  • Special arrangements for the transport from the Institution of Origin to the receiving Institution or to the business as well as locally, during the period of staying abroad
  • Accommodation in an appropriately equipped room (in case when the student accommodation does not have a proper room)
  • An assistant during the day or night time
  • Caretaker of the patient
  • Help during the lessons (for keeping notes etc.)
  • Medical attention (physiotherapies, frequent medical check at the hosting country)
  • Special teaching material (“Braille” system, printed copies zoomed-in, lecture recording)
  • Medical supplies in case they are not covered by the European Insurance card or the private insurance contract

Details can be found here: https://www.theo.ac.cy/en/mobility-of-people-with-special-needs-2/

Applicants with special needs will be contacted before the final approval of the acceptance. The final decision depends on extra services/ facilities available.



E. Calendar

1. Applications/information on nominated students must reach the receiving institution by:
Receiving institution
[Erasmus code]
Autumn term
[month]
Spring term
[month]
G THESSAL01Nominations: 15th June
Applications: 30th June
Nominations: 15th November
Applications: 30th November
CY NICOSIA34

Nominations: 1st of June

Applications: 1st of July

 

Nominations: 1st of November

Applications: 1st of December



Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
2. Following the receipt of the paper application (printed online application), AUTH will send its decision within 4-6 weeks.
3. A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished at the receiving HEI.

Theological School of the Church of Cyprus
2.

TSCC will send its decision within 3 weeks after the deadline for applications. 

3.

A Transcript of Records will be issued by the TSCC no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished at the TSCC. 


4. Termination of the agreement

In the event of unilateral termination, a notice of at least one academic year should be given. This means that a unilateral decision to discontinue the exchanges notified to the other party by 1 September 20XX will only take effect as of 1 September 20XX+1. The termination clauses must include the following disclaimer: "Neither the European Commission nor the National Agencies can be held responsible in case of a conflict."



F. Information

1. Grading systems of the institutions

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education

8,5-10

Άριστα (Arista) - Excellent

6,5-8,49

Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) – Very Good

5,00-6,49

Καλώς ( Kalos) - Good

0-4,99

Ανεπιτυχώς ( Anepitychos) - Fail

Theological School of the Church of Cyprus

The table below shows the grading scale, which spans from 0 to 100.

Pass gradeInterpretation    Percentage  Highest possible percentage
AExcellent85-100%100
BGood65-84%84
CGood50-64%64
FFailure0-49%49


The student is considered to have passed a course if they achieve a grade from A to C. The pass grades are made clear before the course starts, at the beginning of each semester, in the published study program for each course and in the “Study Guide”. See www.theo.ac.cy/en/policy-to-develop-satisfactory-academic-progress 


2. Visa
The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance, when required, in securing visas for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:
Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/students/info/visa_residence

CY NICOSIA34Loizidou Antigoni tel: 0035722443049
email: erasmus@theo.ac.cy
https://www.cyprusvisa.eu/cyprus-student-visa-requirements.html



3. Insurance

The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance in obtaining insurance for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

The receiving institution will inform mobile participants of cases in which insurance cover is not automatically provided. Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/students/info/medical_care

CY NICOSIA34Loizidou Antigoni tel: 0035722443049
email: erasmus@theo.ac.cy
https://www.theo.ac.cy/en/incoming-students/
https://swisscare.com/en/product/international-student-health-insurance-europe


4. Housing

The receiving institution will guide incoming mobile participants in finding accommodation, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Information and assistance can be provided by the following persons and information sources:

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list

CY NICOSIA34Loizidou Antigoni tel: 0035722443049
email: erasmus@theo.ac.cy
https://www.theo.ac.cy/en/incoming-students/
https://www.theo.ac.cy/en/procedure-and-information/



G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Professor Dr. Dimitrios S. Koveos
Vice Rector for Academic & Student Affairs
CY NICOSIA34Associate Professor Olga Solomontos-Kountouri
Director of Research and International Relations Office