Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2014 - 2021

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, Administration Βuilding, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 995293
Fax: +30 2310 995292
Email: Erasmus-agreements@auth.gr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Regkakos Antonios
Department: School of Philology
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: regakos@lit.auth.gr
General University Webpage: http://www.auth.gr
For Erasmus+ students: http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Course catalogue: http://qa.auth.gr/en/studyguide/
Universiteit van AmsterdamNL AMSTERD01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: ten Bloemendal Femke
Address: Faculty of Humanities, Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 525 3094
Fax:
Email:international-fgw@uva.nl
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor de Jong Irene
Address: Faculty of Humanities
Tel: +31 20 525 2559
Email: I.J.F.deJong@uva.nl
General University Webpage: http://www.uva.nl
For Erasmus students: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/other-programmes/exchange
Course catalogue: http://coursecatalogue.uva.nl


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 THESSAL01NL AMSTERD01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue1st 2nd 1 students x 5 months
NL AMSTERD01G THESSAL01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue1st 2nd 1 students x 5 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 THESSAL01NL AMSTERD01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue
NL AMSTERD01G THESSAL01023 (223)023 (223) - Mother tongue

Additional information:

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES



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]
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishA1 - Breakthrough
NL AMSTERD01DutchEnglishB2 - 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 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 Communication, and School of Economics. In all other cases, there are special arrangements for LLP/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 web site of the University http://www.auth.gr/en/faculties

Greek Language courses for Erasmus+ students

There are courses organized specifically for Erasmus+ students with the support of the EU at the beginning of each semester: in October and in March (beginners’ level). Moreover there are on-line courses at the beginning of each semester.

You can find more information at the School of Modern Greek Language of AUTh: http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en

Information on the website: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/doc902_en.htm

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. Universiteit van Amsterdam

Study programme for exchange students
 It is not possible for students to hand-in their final BA-/MA-/PhD-thesis at the host institution. Final theses need to be graded and supervised by the home institution.
 Exchange students are expected to stay and study for the complete duration of the semester. It is not possible to arrive later than the start date of the semester, nor to end the exchange before the end of the semester (special circumstances excepted).
 It is not possible to attend courses as an auditor. Students have to attend all sessions and participate actively in class discussions and presentations, and are also required to take the exam(s).
 Exchange students nominated to the Faculty of Humanities are expected to take their courses at the Faculty of Humanities. Exchange students do not need to limit themselves to the study area of the exchange agreement and can choose courses from the complete range of study areas within the faculty. It is sometimes possible for students to take 1 or 2 courses at another faculty, but this is difficult and cannot be guaranteed.

Master programmes
 Master students need to send a bachelor degree including a transcript of records OR a transcript of records with 180 EC in the study area to the Admissions & International Office Humanities. Acceptance into courses on MA level is dependent on the approval of the MA coordinator. An official English language certificate is obligatory to participate in English taught MA courses.  Courses of selective Master's programmes (such as research Master's and professional Master's) are not open to exchange students.
 It is quite difficult to participate in MA-courses. These courses are often fully booked and have very specific entry requirements. During the second semester hardly any MA-courses are offered.
 Master students need to contact the UvA academic advisor to discuss their courses.


Special needs
The university is open to students with special needs, including students with apparent or non-apparent disabilities or learning disorders.
We would like to encourage students and our foreign colleagues to contact us as soon as possible if a special needs student is contemplating a study abroad in Amsterdam.
Students with children
Students travelling with children are asked to contact the Humanities’ International office as soon as possible.
University’s housing facilities is not open for students with children.
 



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 THESSAL0130th June30th November
NL AMSTERD01

Nomination deadline: 15 April

Application deadline: 1 May

Nomination deadline: 1 October

Application deadline: 15 October



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.

Universiteit van Amsterdam
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 6 weeks.

3.

Students will receive a transcript of records when all their results have been officially registered.


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

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Universiteit van Amsterdam 10 point system / ECTS Quality Assessment / Distribution Percentages / Recommended U.S. grades / Recommended ECTS grades

8 ≤ grade ≤ 10 / Excellent / 10% / A / A
7.5 ≤ grade < 8 / very good / 25% / B / B
7 ≤ grade 7,5 / Good / 30% / B / C
6 < grade < 7 / satisfactory / 25% / C / D
5,5 ≤ grade ≤ 6 / Sufficient / 10% / D / E
< 5.5 / Fail / - / F / F


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 THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
NL AMSTERD01

Humanities International Office

Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, the Netherlands

international-fgw@uva.nl

http://www.uva.nl/visa



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 THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
NL AMSTERD01

Humanities International Office

Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, the Netherlands

international-fgw@uva.nl

http://www.uva.nl/insurance



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 THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://new.eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list
NL AMSTERD01

Humanities International Office

Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, the Netherlands

international-fgw@uva.nl

http://www.uva.nl/housing




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
NL AMSTERD01

Professor Frank van Vree

Dean, Faculty of Humanities