Sharda University is the first private state university in the North of India that participates in the EU Erasmus+ Programme. The Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport globally. Its budget of €14.7 billion provide opportunities for study, training, gaining experience, and volunteer abroad. The Erasmus+ is extended to the whole of the world and India is one of the countries that participate in the programme. Sharda University was admitted to the Erasmus+ programme in February 2016 and a number of students are studying at present for a semester period with partner universities in the EU.
Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension (i.e. cooperation with Partner Countries) notably in the fields of higher education and youth.
In the field of higher education, Erasmus+ supports the following main Actions targeting cooperation with Partner Countries:
- International credit mobility of individuals and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees promoting the mobility of learners and staff from and to Partner Countries;
- Capacity-building projects in higher education promoting cooperation and partnerships that have an impact on the modernisation and internationalisation of higher education institutions and systems in Partner Countries, with a special focus on Partner Countries neighbouring the EU;
- Support to policy dialogue through the network of Higher Education Reform Experts in Partner Countries neighbouring the EU, the international alumni association, policy dialogue with Partner Countries and international attractiveness and promotion events;
- Jean Monnet activities with the aim of stimulating teaching, research and reflection in the field of European Union studies worldwide.
In the field of youth, Erasmus+ supports the following main Actions:
- Mobility for young people and youth workers promoting Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service and mobility of youth workers in cooperation with Partner Countries neighbouring the EU;
- Capacity-building projects in the field of youth promoting cooperation and mobility activities that have a positive impact on the qualitative development of youth work, youth policies and youth systems as well as on the recognition of non-formal education in Partner Countries, notably in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), Asian and Latin American countries;
- Involvement of young people and youth organisations from Partner Countries neighbouring the EU in the youth Structured Dialogue through their participation in international meetings, conferences and events that promote dialogue between young people and decision-makers.
For more information about participation in the Erasmus+ programme, eligibility, language and other requirements, and application procedure, please visit Study Abroad Department at International Relations Office, Block 3, Ground floor, Sharda University, Plot No. 32, 34, Greater Noida, 201306, (UP). (Tel. +91-120-4060224 and +91-120-4060227), or write to email@example.com