Staff with Special Needs

“A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the project / mobility Action would not be possible without extra financial support.

Higher education institutions that have selected students and/or staff with special needs can apply for additional grant support to the National Agency in order to cover the supplementary costs for their participation in the mobility activities. For persons with special needs, the grant support may therefore be higher than the maximum individual grant amounts. (…)

Extra funding for students and staff with special needs may be provided also from other sources at local, regional and/or national level.

As regards the accompanying persons for students and staff with special needs, they are entitled to receive a contribution based on real costs.

Each higher education institution, by signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, commits to ensuring equal access and opportunities to participants from all backgrounds. Therefore, students and staff with special needs can benefit from the support services that the receiving institution offers to its local students and staff.”

(Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2016 Version 2 p.44).

How to request additional grant support?

Selected students and/or staff with special needs at Frederick University may visit the Mobility Office and submit backing documents as proof of their requirements and the expected expenses.

Once all documents are collected, the Mobility Office will submit a request to the Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning Programmes (National Agency), which will then decide whether supplementary funding may be awarded

Students with Special Needs

“A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the project / mobility Action would not be possible without extra financial support.

Higher education institutions that have selected students and/or staff with special needs can apply for additional grant support to the National Agency in order to cover the supplementary costs for their participation in the mobility activities. For persons with special needs, the grant support may therefore be higher than the maximum individual grant amounts. (…)

Extra funding for students and staff with special needs may be provided also from other sources at local, regional and/or national level.

As regards the accompanying persons for students and staff with special needs, they are entitled to receive a contribution based on real costs.

Each higher education institution, by signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, commits to ensuring equal access and opportunities to participants from all backgrounds. Therefore, students and staff with special needs can benefit from the support services that the receiving institution offers to its local students and staff.”

(Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2016 Version 2 p.44).

How to request additional grant support?

Selected students and/or staff with special needs at Frederick University may visit the Mobility Office and submit backing documents as proof of their requirements and the expected expenses.

Once all documents are collected, the Mobility Office will submit a request to the Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning Programmes (National Agency), which will then decide whether supplementary funding may be awarded.

Erasmus+

Frederick University was awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the whole period of the Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020).
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Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020, starting in January 2014.

This new program of the European Union aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising  Education, Training and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion. This represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and shows the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. In addition to providing grants for individuals, Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe. It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training and Youth sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

Frederick University can offer you as a student the opportunity to study abroad, through the Erasmus+, for one semester or one academic year and to have an internship abroad in one of the participating, in the program, countries. More information can be found here.

Frederick University gives also the opportunity to its graduates to have an internship abroad in one of the participating in the program countries, for 2 until 12 months. More information can be found here.

All the Frederick University teachers and rest staff, can see all the opportunities given by Erasmus+ here.

It is worth-mentioning that Frederick University received 3 Honorable Distinctions by the Cyprus National Agency for the excellent quality of the results obtained from the implementation of the Life Long Learning Program and for increasing the mobility numbers. More details, can be found here.

Online Linguistic Support

The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) has been designed to assist Erasmus+ participants in improving their knowledge of the language in which they will work or study, so that they can make the most out of their Erasmus experience!

Please note that the number of licences is limited, so we will follow a “first-come, first-served” policy.

How can you benefit from the Online Linguistic Support (OLS), as an Erasmus+ participant?

You can benefit from OLS in different ways. Before you set off, you can assess your language level online. This Online Language Assessment is a quick way for you to know whether you might need additional linguistic support through the Online Linguistic Courses.

For the linguistic courses, you can access online materials and language learning forums so that you can improve your language level. After your Erasmus+ experience, you have the opportunity to assess the progress you made.

OLS is currently available in the following languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch.  By 2020, Erasmus+ aims to have language learning online up-and-running for all official EU languages.

Online Linguistic Assessment

The OLS language assessment provides you with an easy and simple way to assess your proficiency in the language you will mostly use to study during your mobility abroad. By taking the OLS language assessment, you will be able to determine both your overall level in the language and detailed performance in each language area (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, grammatical competence, semantic competence and lexical competence), with final scores in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The OLS language assessment is compulsory for all students, and taking the OLS language assessment before your departure is a pre-requisite for the exchange.

However, in no case will the results of the assessment prevent you from taking part in the mobility activity. On the contrary, participants with lower language skills will surely have the chance of being offered a language course, in order to be best prepared for their mobility.

By taking the second OLS language assessment upon return from their mobility, you will have the possibility to evaluate how your language level has developed during your stay abroad and to quantify your progress. After having taken each of the OLS assessments, you will be able to save and print your language assessment results for further reference.

Online Linguistic Course

In case your result of your language level is below B1, then you must follow the Online Linguistic Course. The other participants who received above B1, they are advised to follow the courses but is not compulsory.

Thanks to unlimited access, it is possible to use the language courses both day and night, and study as much as you want at your own pace.

As no installation is required, the Erasmus+ OLS language courses can be followed from any computer or tablet, provided that the device is connected to the Internet.

Each user is assigned a personalised training programme. However, you are entirely free to choose the courses you find useful and you can follow them at your own space and in the order of your choice. Animations and videos based on real life allow you to practise your listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing and speaking skills.

Please click on the following links to download the relevant information guides to assist you with completing the language assessment and language course: 

Please click on the following link for the EU's FAQ: Online Linguistic Support FAQ 

ERASMUS+ presentation for Studies and Internship abroad! Academic year 2014/2015

Το γραφείο Κινητικότητας του Πανεπιστημίου Frederick, διοργανώνει δύο παρουσίασεις σε Λευκωσία και Λεμεσό αντίστοιχα, για το νέο Πρόγραμμα Erasmus+ (ΚΑ1). Τη Δευτέρα 10 Μαρτίου 2014, στις 10:20π.μ (μεγάλο διάλειμμα) στην αίθουσα Τελετών "Tάσσος Παπαδόπουλος", Seminar room 3, στη Λευκωσία και την Τρίτη, 11 Μαρτίου 2014 στις 10:00π.μ στην αίθουσα 303 στη Λεμεσό.

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