Erasmus+ – Collegium Da Vinci Poznań
Collegium Da Vinci enables students to gain experience in an international and multicultural environment. We also implement cooperation and academic exchange projects with universities in European Union countries, following the best foreign models, developing partnership curricula, and creating opportunities for development in an international environment. Collegium Da Vinci has received the University's Erasmus Card under the new Erasmus+ 2021-2027 program. This certificate entitles us to international student and academic exchanges, which are financed by the European Union.

Erasmus+ Program in Collegium Da Vinci

Students at Collegium Da Vinci can pursue study trips to partner universities. They retain the full rights and responsibilities of being a CDV student. During their stay at a foreign university, they follow a specific study program, while gradually improving their language skills.

It is possible to go on a student internship with foreign companies, scientific and research institutions, non-profit organizations, as well as institutions (e.g. museums, libraries, and hospitals). It is not possible to do an Erasmus internship at EU institutions, institutions responsible for managing EU programs, or Polish diplomatic missions abroad. The internship lasts 3 months.

The countries in which you can do a study trip or internship are specified in the Regulations of the Erasmus + program at CDV.

Employees of Collegium Da Vinci can also carry out mobility under the Erasmus program. Teaching staff have the right to teach abroad or take part in training courses at a foreign university. Administrative staff have the opportunity to implement training trips. The main types of training trips are participation in training courses, seminars, workshops with training elements, exchange of experience, job shadowing trips, and so-called international staff training weeks.

List of all CDV partner universities where Erasmus+-related mobility can be realized

Erasmus + krok po kroku

To participate in the Erasmus+ Program you must go through the recruitment process. The recruitment process begins:

  • Stage I – April 1st and lasts until April 15th;
  • Stage II (if the limit of places is not reached, students from the reserve list and students applying for the trip for the first time will have the privilege) – October 1st and lasts until October 31st.

To participate in the recruitment process, you need to submit an application form which you can find on the university’s website or get from the University Erasmus+ Coordinator. Already at this stage you need to be oriented on which foreign university you will choose (from the list of partner universities of CDV or you can try to contact a university outside the list to find out about the possibility of mobility). When it comes to an internship, it’s a good idea to already prepare yourself a list of companies that can host you for mobility.

After submitting the form, you will be invited to an interview. The criteria for qualifying a student for the trip are: grade point average obtained since the beginning of studies at CDV, knowledge of a foreign language tested during the interview, student activity – membership in scientific circles of other organizations operating at the university, as well as outside it.

If you pass the interview, you will be informed of the results by the Erasmus+ Program Coordinator by e-mail or telephone. Recruitment results will also appear on the website.

You have successfully gone through the recruitment procedure and have been qualified to study abroad under the Erasmus+ Program. Now you need to find out about the host university, its program offerings, rules for studying and passing courses, the ECTS system and any issues that will help you decide on your study program. To do this:

  • First of all, look at the website of the university you are going to, in the section “Cooperation with foreign countries”; there you will find information about the study program, application forms, contact persons, maps and practical advice for incoming students.
  • Talk to the Erasmus+ Coordinator. The coordinator organizes and participates in the procedure of qualifying students for scholarships, helps draft the study program agreement, draws up contracts, etc. Contact with the Coordinator will also be necessary after your return.
  • Check out the website of the Erasmus Student Network: – this is a European student organization of Erasmus leavers and is happy to help all outgoing and incoming students.

The foreign university needs to know who is qualified. Therefore, you must fill out the application form (online or paper) of the host university, the so-called “Student Application Form”, as well as other documents required by the university. In the application form, you need to provide data about our university. CDV’s Erasmus code is as follows:  PL POZNAN16


Fill out all documents accurately and legibly, as the smooth organization of your trip and stay abroad depends on it, among other things. Leave yourself a copy of all documents, and submit the completed forms on time to avoid many problems.

Agree with the Dean and the Coordinator on the program of your studies at the partner university. You fill out the form “Agreement on the program of study” (“Learning Agreement”). In this document you provide the names of the subjects you intend to study and the number of ECTS credits assigned to these subjects. Note: in order for your trip to be credited, you must earn a minimum of as many ECTS credits as you would similarly earn in a given semester at CDV. The study program agreement signed by you, the Dean and the Coordinator of the host university is a binding agreement. You undertake to complete the selected subjects in the manner prescribed for students of a given university, and the Dean confirms with his signature that the subjects selected by you will be part of your study program at CDV and that, after their completion, the period of study abroad will be included in the period of study at CDV. In turn, the coordinator at the host university confirms that you can study the selected subjects on the same basis as students of that university.

You send the application form and the study program agreement to the partner university yourself. You also arrange accommodation yourself, consulting with the Coordinator at the university you are going to.

When leaving for an internship, you fill out a “Training Agreement” (“Training Agreement”).

You are waiting for a confirmation of your admission (Acceptance Letter) from the foreign university. It will arrive at the email address you indicated in the application form.

You will receive a confirmation from the partner university about your admission for the declared period of study, the Learning Agreement (“Learning Agreement”) form signed by the host party and information about accommodation.

With these documents, report to the University Erasmus+ Program Coordinator. He or she will give you a certificate confirming your status as an Erasmus Program participant. You will need this certificate to legalize your stay abroad or to obtain a visa (Turkey); you will often need to show it at the partner university upon your arrival. You will also receive such a certificate in Polish to submit, for example, to your bank to open a foreign currency account, or to the National Health Fund to obtain insurance for your trip.

The amount of the scholarship in the Erasmus Program is determined annually. It depends on the funds available to CDV (funds are distributed annually by the National Agency). The amount of the scholarship also depends on which country you are going to and for how long. You can find current scholarship rates in the “downloads” section.

You will have expenses waiting for you in connection with your trip (e.g.: dormitory fee, travel, insurance, etc.). Remember that the Erasmus Program scholarship is intended only to cover the difference between the cost of living and studying in your home country and the cost of living in the host country. As a result, the stipend you receive will certainly not be enough to cover all your expenses abroad. CDV assists outgoing students by allowing them, among other things, to apply for a tuition fee waiver for the period of their stay abroad under the Erasmus+ Program.

Remember that if you cancel your trip for important reasons (family, financial, health), contact the Erasmus+ Coordinator immediately. Also make sure that your resignation is brought to the attention of the university abroad and that you are not threatened with being charged for, for example, booking a place in a dormitory.

Erasmus+ Program scholarships are paid by bank transfer. Prior to departure, 70% of the grant is paid. The rest of the grant is transferred upon return and completion of all formalities. The account number should be provided to the University Coordinator by filling out the “Bank Details” form available in the “downloads” tab.

Now you need to get insurance. If you are going to a university of an EU member state, you will need to get a free European Insurance Card before you leave. The card is issued by the provincial branch of the National Health Fund upon your application (you can find it at You must attach to the application a certificate of insurance of your parents and a certificate of participation in the Erasmus+ Program. You will get such a certificate from the University Coordinator. Remember that the card is valid only in the countries of the European Union and covers only part of the benefits related to medical treatment. Detailed information can be found on the NFZ website. When going, for example, to Turkey, you should buy a policy from an insurance company. Some foreign universities require Erasmus scholars to buy mandatory insurance on the spot. In addition to the card, it is also recommended to purchase accident insurance. This can be done at any insurance company that offers insurance abroad. To avoid double expenses, find out before you leave what formalities you will need to complete at your host university. Also, don’t forget about luggage insurance for the duration of your trip!


Once you have completed the formalities, you must report to the University Coordinator to fill out and sign the appropriate agreement, no later than 3 weeks before departure.

Have with you:

  • the original or a copy of the personal invitation letter sent by the university;
  • the study program agreement (“Learning Agreement”);
  • in the case of an internship trip, a “Training Agreement” with the signature of;
  • a representative of the foreign company/institution;
  • data with full bank account number in EUR (bank name, address, branch, full account number);

The agreement obliges you to:

  • complete your studies within the declared period; if the document confirming the duration of your stay at the foreign university shows a shorter time than the one recorded in the agreement, the period of the scholarship payment will be reduced proportionally;
  • promptly notify the university of any changes in your study schedule, program, etc;
  • to provide the host university with a certificate confirming the completion of studies and obtaining appropriate credits;
  • not to apply for other scholarships financed by European Union funds for the same trip,
  • completing surveys on study abroad upon return.

Upon arrival in the country where you will be studying, you must legalize your stay – this is observed particularly strictly in Turkey. To do this, you will need to go to the appropriate administrative unit (such as the foreigners’ office or the nearest police station). When going there, remember to have a current passport or other proof of identity.

Before you leave, make sure that you have all the necessary documents entitling you to leave and that you have completed all the formalities with the University Erasmus+ Coordinator. Also, don’t forget to bring some current photos – you will need them to issue, among other things, a monthly ticket, an ID card, etc. Make sure you won’t need additional documents – especially those related to legalization of your stay in a foreign country.

You can always count on our help and advice. However, you must be able to contact us – preferably by email. So make sure you find out where and when you can use your mail at the foreign university.

Upon arrival, it may turn out that there have been changes in the study program and any of the elements of the already planned and approved program you can’t complete. In such a situation, you fill out the “During the mobility” part of the Learning Agreement document with the coordinator of the host university. You must get these changes approved by the local Erasmus Program Coordinator and notify the Coordinator at your home university. You must deal with this task at the very beginning of your stay and send the revised agreement to the CDV address.

Don’t forget about your status – a participant in the Erasmus+ Program. According to the rules of this program, you enjoy the same rights as local students, but you also have the same obligations to fulfill. The same requirements and organizational rigor await you. Your rights and responsibilities are written in the Erasmus Student Charter, which you will receive from the Coordinator before you leave Poland.

You study, obtain credits, pass exams – all your academic achievements are registered in the Transcript of Records.

Rules for recognition of achievement

Students study at a host university on the basis of a prior agreement (Learning Agreement). The agreement between the home and host universities should specify the period of stay and the list of subjects taken by the student during that time. For successfully passed subjects, the student receives grades and the appropriate number of credit points (predetermined and the same for all students who pass that subject). Students do not receive ECTS credits for simply attending classes – they must receive credit according to the evaluation criteria of the foreign university. There are various forms of evaluation of the student’s work: written or oral exams, activity in class, presentations, joint projects.

Upon return to the student’s home university, the passed subjects and the grades obtained for them will be fully recognized and entered in the student’s record (index). Then the student continues his studies in the next academic year without having to repeat the semester or subjects in which he did not participate while at the foreign university.


Applications for students

The new Erasmus+ App is one of the key results of the European Erasmus Student Charter Initiative.

It offers learners across Europe:

  • easy access to information about mobility opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ program;
  • support during the implementation of an overseas trip.

The Erasmus+ App is now available to download for mobile from Google Play and Apple App Store or online -> HERE

Mobile application for Erasmus+ Students coming to Poland for academic exchange.

Information to download –> HERE

Erasmus+ FAQ

  • Who can benefit from Erasmus+ student trips?

    To apply for an Erasmus+ trip, you must be enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree/diploma (bachelor’s, engineer’s, master’s or doctoral) and have completed the first year of your first degree (bachelor’s, engineer’s).

  • Where to apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship trip?

    You can only apply for a study or internship trip under the Erasmus+ Program at your home university. Universities receive funding for student trips and independently recruit and evaluate candidates, organize trips and pay scholarships.

  • What universities can you go to for part of your studies?

    You can plan to go to a foreign university that has a cooperation agreement with your home university, i.e. a partner university. You can complete part of your studies only at a faculty that educates in the same field you are studying, or possibly in a related field. The full list of universities to which CDV students can go can be found on the school’s website.

  • For how long can I go away to study?

    For a period from three months to one academic year. A stay abroad under Erasmus cannot go beyond one – the same – academic year – i.e. a scholarship that began in the summer semester of one academic year cannot be continued in the winter semester of the following year.

  • What is taken into account during the selection of candidates for trips?

    The main criteria considered are academic performance (grade point average), and knowledge of the foreign language in which classes will be conducted abroad.

  • Is it possible to leave again within the framework of Erasmus, e.g. while being a doctoral student or studying at a second university?

    Yes. In the Erasmus+ program it is possible to go abroad to study and practice more than once, for a period not exceeding 12 months for each study cycle, regardless of the type and number of mobility periods.

    Previous participation in an Erasmus exchange under the Lifelong Learning Program will be considered for students applying for an Erasmus+ grant within the same study cycle.

  • Can part-time students apply for an Erasmus scholarship trip?

    Yes. Part-time students are eligible to apply for a scholarship trip under the same rules as full-time students.

  • What are ECTS credits?

    ECTS is the European Credit Transfer System introduced by the European Commission. It aims to unify academic systems across the European Union. In a nutshell, it consists in the fact that for passing lectures, exercises and other forms of classes, students are awarded points that reflect the amount of work they have put into their studies. In order for an Erasmus trip to be recognized, you must earn a minimum of as many ECTS credits as you would earn if you were studying a given semester at CDV.

  • Transportation. When and how to go?

    In the Erasmus Program, transportation costs are borne by the student, and he/she has to arrange it on his/her own. Depending on where you are going, you can opt for a plane, train, bus or go by your own car. As for buying tickets, of course, the earlier you book them, the less you will pay. Once you know the start date of the semester at your foreign university, be sure to check if there is an introduction week organized there. This is a preparatory period for Erasmus students, which usually lasts about a week. Information meetings organized by universities, integration events for students, etc. take place then. So it’s worth attending, you can then get a lot of useful information about the organization of the academic year, choice of subjects, but most importantly, make the first acquaintances with other foreign students.

  • Where on the Internet can I find information about Erasmus?

    You can find basic information on the website of CDV – and the National Agency for the Education System –

    A huge database of practical information on Erasmus can be found at -

  • Who is in charge of the Erasmus+ Program at CDV?

    The university coordinator of the Erasmus+ program is Dominika Bonar. Please send your applications via email:

Downloadable documents necessary for Erasmus+ participants