The Department of Chemistry collaborates with the Department of European Educational Programs (DEEP) of AUTh in the context of mobility programs of both incoming and outgoing students, faculty members of all levels and other staff, strengthening the dynamic presence of AUTh in the European educational networks. TEEP provides all administrative, technical and management assistance to members of the university community who take initiatives, coordinating or participating in exchange programs.
The Erasmus+ Programme
Erasmus+ is the European Commission’s education, training, youth and sport program aimed at enhancing skills and employability as well as modernizing education, training and youth systems in all areas of Lifelong Learning (Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training, Adult Education, School Education, youth activities, etc).
The State Scholarship Foundation is the National Management Unit of the Erasmus + program. The Erasmus + program is structured in 3 Key Actions for education, training and youth which are:
- Key Action 1 (KA1 / BD1): Learning Mobility of individuals
- Key Action 2 (KA2 / NW2): Cooperation on innovation and exchange of good practices
- Key Action 3 (KA3 / NW3): Support for policy reforms
You can find the guide at the following links:
In the framework of the Erasmus+ Program, the Department of Chemistry cooperates and has singed bilateral agreements with European Universities and Institutes. Students and faculty members of the Department of Chemistry visit the Collaborating Organizations while at the same time receiving from them students and teachers. Specifically for students, the Erasmus + program supports the mobility of students for both studies (Erasmus + Studies) and traineeships (Erasmus + Traineeship) by receiving a grant from the above program in all courses, and in the framework of a joint Postgraduate Program Erasmus Mundus.
Erasmus+ Studies supports the mobility of students to attend courses or work on a project or doctoral dissertation department at other universities in the program countries with which there is a Bilateral Agreement.
Erasmus+ Traineeship supports the mobility of students to gain work experience in a body such as a company, research center, laboratory, etc. Students’ studies are divided into three Courses:
- The First Cycle of Studies includes undergraduate students
- The Second Cycle of Studies includes graduate students
- The Third Cycle of Studies includes doctoral candidates
The Total Duration of Mobility per student and per course is 12 months. This duration may include Travel Periods for either Study or Internship. For Studies the Travel Periods can be from 3 to 12 months, while for Internship from 2 to 12 months.
It is suggested that interested students visit the website of the Department of European Educational Programs of their (sending) Institute, where there is information about each stage of the mobility process. Incoming student to AUTH should consult with the corresponding Department of European Educational Programs of their (sending) Institute.
As an Erasmus incoming student
During your stay
- You will be treated and served by the School of Chemistry, AUTH, in the same way as home students.
- You will not have to pay fees to AUTH for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities during your Erasmus study period.
- You will be entitled to the same medical and food services as Greek students. For more information check The University Student Club.
- You will have a Student ID (pronounced as “paso”) for reduced fares on public transport and other concessions.
- You will have an Aristotle University account email, which will allow you to have access to Blackboard courses. You can combine your personal email account to the AUTH one.
- Theoretical courses: within the first two weeks of the semester the teaching staff will provide you with appropriate material (papers, books, notes, powerpoint presentations – in English).
- Practicals (obligatory) and/or field work: The teaching staff will make the best possible arrangements for your participation (in English).
- You will have two exam periods for each course. The first is at the end of each semester (February or June) and the second (does not apply to graduate students) is in September, as an additional opportunity to pass if you fail the first time. If you need to take the September exam, arrangements will have to be made with your home Institute to attend the exam(s) at your home country. Examination is usually through answering questions in English or through submission of a written essay in English, or a combination of these, or any other form of assessment the course teacher finds most appropriate. During written examinations you may have an English dictionary with you.
- At the end of your studies at AUTH, you will be given a transcript of records, with the grades achieved for each course, the ECTS and the ECTS grading.
What will be expected from you
- Respect the Erasmus Grant Agreement and the Host Institute Rules and Regulations.
- Choose the courses you want to attend from the same semester that you are visiting AUTH. The semester that each course is taught is identified from its code. The courses offered are analytically described in our English Study Guide provided at our website, where the ECTS credits and other useful information are also given.
- Before coming, send your Learning Agreement (written in English) through your local Erasmus Office to the Department of European Educational Programs in order to be checked and signed.
- As soon as you arrive, visit one of the School of Chemistry Professors responsible for Erasmus academic matters (see below) who will check your Learning Agreement. After that, submit a copy of the Learning Agreement and any changes to it, immediately, to the Secretariat of the School of Chemistry, AUTH.
- Ensure that any changes to the Learning Agreement are made in writing and are approved by both the Home and the Host Institution as soon as they occur. Changes can be made only during the first two weeks of each semester.
- Participate in all laboratory practicals and field work (which are both obligatory) of the course(s) you have chosen. Failure to do so will result in not being able to participate in the final exams, which will lead to failure in the respective course(s).
- Spend the full study/placement period as agreed at AUTH; if you arrive later or leave earlier than agreed, you may not be accepted to the course or take the exams, respectively.
- Inform the Greek Erasmus Agreement Coordinator and the Secretariat of the School of Chemistry, AUTH, before you return to the country of your Home Institute.
Mobility Committee of the Department of Chemistry
Information on the Erasmus+ program is provided by the members of the Mobility Committee, the heads of the individual Agreements and the Department of European Educational Programs. The Mobility Committee of the Department of Chemistry consists of:
Erasmus+ Studies & Internships for Outgoing Students:
Associate Professor Fani Mantzouridou, Department of Chemical Technology and Industrial Chemistry.
Tel: (+30) 2310-99 7774
Erasmus+ Studies & Internship for Incoming Students:
Assistant Professor Emmanuel Koukaras, Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry.
Tel: (+30) 2310-997708