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 Zerdelis Dimitrios
Department: School of Law
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: zerdelis@law.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/
Freie Universität BerlinD BERLIN01Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Heym-Halayqa Gesa
Address: Internationale Studierendenmobilität, Iltisstr. 4, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 838 73443
Fax: +49 30 838 73420
Email:outgoing-erasmus@fu-berlin.de
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Lecturer Fijal Andreas
Address: Boltzmannstr. 3 D-14195 Berlin
Tel: 0049 3083852527
Email: afijal@zedat.fu-berlin.de
General University Webpage: http://www.fu-berlin.de
For Erasmus students: http://www.fu-berlin.de/studium/international/studium_fu/auslandssemester/erasmus_in
Course catalogue: http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv


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 THESSAL01D BERLIN010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law1st 2nd 3rd 1 students x 10 months
D BERLIN01G THESSAL010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law1st 2nd 3rd 1 students x 10 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 THESSAL01D BERLIN010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law1st 2nd 3rd 1 staff member x 7 days
D BERLIN01G THESSAL010428 (380)0428 (380) - Law1st 2nd 3rd 1 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]
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB1 - Threshold
G THESSAL01GreekGermanB1 - Threshold
G THESSAL01GreekFrenchB1 - Threshold
D BERLIN01GermanGermanB2 - 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. Freie Universität Berlin
  • At the time of the conclusion of this agreement, the study programme at the Law Department at Freie Universitat Berlin does not follow the Bologna structure (1st cycle LL.B/ 2nd cycle LL.M).  Law studies at Freie Universitat Berlin take 4 years and end with a state exam after 5 years.  Incoming Bachelor students and Incoming Master students will be enrolled in the undergraduate program and will be allowed to take courses from the 1st to the 4th year of legal studies.
  • PhD students need to send a Master certificate to the Student Exchange Office in order to get enrolled. PhD students will only receive ECTS-credits if they complete courses at the host institution.  Therefore, the will not receive any ECTS-credits from the host institution for PhD-related research they undertake. The home institution is responsible for accrediting PhD students with ECTS-credits for research completed at the host institution.
  • It is not possible for incoming exchange students to turn in their final BA-/LL.B.-/MA-/LL.M.-/PhD-thesis at the host institution. Final thesis need to be graded by the home institution.
  • Family-friendly organisation of studies: To enhance compatibility between academic careers and family life, Freie Universitat Berlin strives to ensure a family-friendly higher education environment. The University has already taken a number of actions to ensure that academic activities are organised to be friendly toward families, including preferential registration for seminars. Contact: Family Support Center of Freie Universitat Berlin, familienbuero@fu-berlin.de, www.fu-berlin.de/familienbuero
  • Freie Universitat Berlin offers councseling for students with disabilities and chronic diseases. We assist with finding suitable accommodation (wheelchair users are advises to apply for accommodation as early as possible), we provide information about public transport, access to health care, and about financial support in case of additional disability expenditure on the part of the student.  The Office for Students with Special Needs moreover gives information concerning the accessibility of university buildings and helps to move a class to another room, if needed. Accommodated study and exam conditions, e.g. additional study papers for blind and visually impaired students, or extra time to use technical devices during exams can also be arranged. Contact: Freie Universitat Berlin, Mr. Georg Classen, Counselling for students with disabilities and chronic diseases, Thielallee 38, at the corner of Otto-von-Simson-Str., D-14195 Berlin, 1st floor, room 213, Tel: +49 30-838-55292, Fax: +49 30-838-54511, georg.classen@fu-berlin.de/service/behinderung
  • For the implementation of STA-mobilities, a letter of invitation -- issued by an FU Berlin contact person -- is required.


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
D BERLIN01

May, 1st

November, 1st



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.

Freie Universität Berlin
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 6 weeks.

3.

A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 5 weeks after the end of the exchange period given that the transcript form and all relevant course work have been submitted by the student.


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

Freie Universität Berlin

ECTS Credits: The Freie Universität Berlin uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) which is a workload-based system for measuring and comparing study results. The student is awarded a certain number of ECTS credits for each course which reflects the workload necessary to successfully complete a course.
Credits are awarded only when the student has fulfilled the course requirements, for example regular attendance. The credits are allocated by the individual departments in accordance with the standard workload determined by the respective study and examination regulations whereby one credit equals 30 hours of study.
Please note that the Student Exchange Office refrains from prescribing a standard workload per semester.

Grades: The Student Exchange Office recommends the following grading equivalency table:

Freie Universität Berlin

ECTS

Grade

Grade

Predicate

1,0 – 1,5

A

Excellent

1,6 – 1,7

B

Very Good

1,8 – 2,0

2,1 – 2,7

C

 

Good

2,8 – 3,0

3,1 – 3,5

D

Satisfactory

3,6 – 3,7

E

Sufficient

3,8 – 4,0

4,1 – 5,0

F

Fail

P

Participation; i.e. the student has successfully and regularly attended the course.

 


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
D BERLIN01

Info-Service
Iltisstr. 4
14195 Berlin
info-service@fu-berlin.de
Tel.: (0049 30) 838-70000

http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/international/studium_fu/einreise_aufenthalt/Visum



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
D BERLIN01

Info-Service
Iltisstr. 4
14195 Berlin
info-service@fu-berlin.de
Tel.: (0049 30) 838-70000

http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/international/studium_fu/einreise_aufenthalt/krankenversicherung



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
D BERLIN01

Accommodation
Malteserstraße 74 - 100
Building House S — Room S16 (1st floor)
12249 Berlin
accommodation@fu-berlin.de
Tel.: (0049 30) 838-73470

http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/unterbringung




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
D BERLIN01

Gesa Heym-Halayqa, Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator