For 30 years now, the European Union has been funding Erasmus programmes. It has given students from all over Europe the opportunity to spend part of their studies at another university (in Europe). The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility, on the other hand, has taken a step further. First introduced in 2015, it aims at giving individuals and organisations from all around the WORLD the opportunity to have an enriching international experience. The International Credit Mobility, ICM in short, gives students and staffs from different universities the opportunity to exchange places for a certain period of time and indulge themselves in a new culture and environment.

The opportunities provided for individuals and institutions

Within ICM, participants have the opportunity to apply for the following mobilities:

o   Student mobility for studies – the mobility period can last from 3 months to 12 months

o   Student mobility for traineeships – the mobility period can last from 2 to 12 months

o   Staff mobility for teaching- the mobility period can last from 5 days to 2 months

o   Staff mobility for training – the mobility period can last from 5 days to 2 months

During these times, individuals have the opportunity to attend and perform guest lectures, engage in joint research programmes, work on a double degree, and much more.

Partner Institutions:


Facts about Kazakhstan:

· Stan is an ancient Persian word meaning “land” or “nation,” and Kazakh means “wanderer,” “adventurer,” or “outlaw.” As a result, the name Kazakhstan literally  translates to “Land of the Wanderers”

· There are more than 120 nationalities present in Kazakhstan

· Out of the 110 elements from Mendeleev’s table of chemical elements, 99 have been detected in Kazakhstan

· Kazakhstan is such a large country that the distance from one end to the other is about the same as from London to Istanbul

Our partner institutions:

Kazakh University of Technology and Business

Almaty Technical University

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Facts about Ukraine:

· “Ukraine” roughly means “borderlands”, and was referred to as “the Ukraine” during Soviet times

· It has the largest territory in Europe

· The deepest underground railway station in the world is in the Ukrainian capital Kiev

· Christmas in Ukraine is celebrated between the 6th and 19th of January

Our partner institution:

Poltava University

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Facts about Chile:

· It is the longest county in the world, being 4,620 km long

· The Andes Mountain Range extends the entire length of the country, going from North to South

· Chile is the 5th largest exporter of wine in the world

· The Atacama Desert is the driest place on earth

· The national sport of Chile is Rodeo

Our partner institution:

Finis Terrae

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Facts about India:

· India’s Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter, and prevernal

· Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus are studies which originated in India

· Taking Indian currency (rupees) out of India is illegal for foreigners

· The Bengal tiger is India’s national animal

Our partner institution:

St Mary's

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Facts about Israel:

· Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world

· With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley)

· Israeli bank notes have brail on them so the blind can identify them

· The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher

Our partner institution:

Jerusalem College of Technology

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South Africa

Facts about South Africa:

· Table Mountain in Cape Town is believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world and one of the planet’s 12 main energy centres

· South Africa’s drinking water is rated 3rd best in the world for being safe and ready to drink

· The South African Rovos Rail is considered the most luxurious train in the world

· The Karoo region in the Western Cape is home to some of the best fossils of early dinosaurs. In fact, it is estimated that some 80% of the mammalian fossils found to date were found in the Karoo

Our partner institution:

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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