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: Assistant Professor Grammatikopoulou Evgenia-Christina
Department: School of French Language and Literature
Address: Faculty of Philosophy, 03 Old Building, University Campus 54124, Thessaloniki
Tel: +30 2310997507
Fax: +30 2310997489
Email: egrammat@frl.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/
Université Rennes 2F RENNES02Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: JOUFFE - EL AMRANI Amal
Address: International Office, Place du Recteur Henri Le Moal, CS 24307, 35043 Rennes cedex, France
Tel: +33 2 99 14 10 92
Fax: +33 2 99 14 10 95
Email:international@univ-rennes2.fr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Le Bot Marie-Claude
Address:
Tel: +33 0299141556
Email: marie-claude.lebot@univ-rennes2.fr
General University Webpage: http://www.univ-rennes2.fr/
For Erasmus students: http://www.univ-rennes2.fr/service-relations-internationales/etudiants-echange
Course catalogue: https://www.univ-rennes2.fr/service-relations-internationales/guide-ects-enseignements


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 THESSAL01F RENNES02022 (22)022 (22) - Humanities1st 2nd 2 students x 4 months
F RENNES02G THESSAL01022 (22)022 (22) - Humanities1st 2nd 2 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 THESSAL01F RENNES02022 (22)022 (22) - Humanities1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 days
F RENNES02G THESSAL01022 (22)022 (22) - Humanities1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 5 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]
G THESSAL01GreekFrenchC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
G THESSAL01GreekFrenchC2 - Mastery
F RENNES02FrenchFrenchB2 - Vantage
F RENNES02FrenchFrenchB2 - 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. Université Rennes 2

The academic year is made up of two semesters:

- First / Autumn semester: September - January

- Second / Spring semester: January - May

The final examinations take place in January (First / Fall semester) and May (Second / Spring semester). Retake examinations for the two semesters take place in June. Retake exams are an opportunity for students who failed (grades below 10/20) to try and improve their results.

At the beginning of each semester, the International Office (IO) organises a Welcome Week for International exchange students. Exchange students are encouraged to join the buddy program organised by the IO.

Students with specific needs, especially those with disabilities, must directly contact the International Office which will examine their particular situation and needs before referring them to the Disability Office, which aims at facilitating everyday life for students with disabilities. That office offers guidance and, if required, organizes timetable adjustments to allow disabled students to complete their exchange period in the best possible conditions.

Contact: international@univ-rennes2.fr

Information about the Disability Office: http://www.univ-rennes2.fr/devu/relais-handicap



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
F RENNES02

1st May

1st 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.

Université Rennes 2
2.

Rennes 2 University usually trusts its partners and admits the students they select, except if there are specific problems. Rennes 2 University sends its decision within a maximum of 8 weeks.

3.

The International Office establishes and sends its partners their students' final transcripts (grades and ECTS). It will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the assessment period has finished at Rennes 2 University.


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

Université Rennes 2

A course guide is available on line: http://www.univ-rennes2.fr/service-relations-internationales/etudiants-echange . It presents the courses that international students on an exchange programme can choose for free as well as the teaching schedule and procedures (ECTS per course, assessment and evaluation procedures, etc.).

General principles: international students on an exchange programme can choose their courses in a maximum of two departments, plus the language support class in French as a Foreign Language at the CIREFE if necessary; at least 50% of the selected courses must be connected to the students' Major. Priority is given to the students for whom there is a specific agreement with the department. International students can have access to courses in a department for which there is no specific agreement only within the limit of the number of places available.

International students on an exchange programme who failed their exams (grades below 10/20) can retake their exams in June to try and improve their results. Retake exams take place in June only and at Rennes 2 University only, even for the students who were on an exchange programme in the 1st semester (Autumn semester) only.


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
F RENNES02

You will need to complete some mandatory administrative formalities to regularise your immigration status.

You may be required to apply for a visa, depending on your country of residence. Information about visas (who is concerned, how to apply, cost, etc.) can be found on the Campusfrance website. If you do require a visa, please plan ahead, as the process can take some time.

Depending on the country of origin, there are different entry and residence regulations for students.

http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/page/le-visa-de-long-sejour-pour-etudes-titre-de-sejour-vls-ts


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
F RENNES02

Adequate health insurance is obligatory for all exchange students. There are different regulations depending on the students' country of origin and age.

European students:

- must bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). If the dates indicated on the EHIC do not cover the entire stay in France, your registration to the French Social Security is compulsory.

- If they go to the doctor's, they must pay directly the GP consultation and the medicines.

To get a refund on your medical care, they have two possibilities:

1. They can send directly to their health insurance company of their home country:

- the prescription form (which they will obtain from their doctor)

- the bills / receipts of payment

2. Or they can send the following documents to the CPAM (Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie = French healthcare system):

- feuille de soin = prescription form which they will obtain from their doctor

- a photocopy of their European health card

- R.I.B. (Releve d'Identite Bancaire) = bank account information form

- a photocopy of their student ID card

Non European students:

They have to pay the student health insurance of Rennes 2, compulsory to be registered at the University, even if they have already paid for another health insurance to get their visa.

If they are more than 28, they will have to subscribe to a private French social security as soon as they arrive. Without this compulsory document, they won't be allowed to register at the University.



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://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list
F RENNES02

International students can ask the International Office to make a reservation for a room in a University residence through their application procedure. The International Office deals with room reservations and prior to the students' arrival it sends them their letter of admission in a University residence. Further information is provided to the students who wish to find accommodation outside University residences.

http://www.univ-rennes2.fr/service-relations-internationales/incoming



G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
F RENNES02

Dr. Amal Jouffe El-Amrani

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator