Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training.
Easmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.
Specific issues tackled by the programme include:
- Reducing unemployment, especially among young people
- Promoting adult learning, especially for new skills and skills required by the labour market.
- Encouraging young people to take part in European democracy
- Supporting innovation, cooperation and reform
- Reducing early school leaving
- Promoting cooperation and mobility with the EU's partner countries
Gdynia Maritime University has been participating in the international programme ERASMUS since 1998, coordinating and organizing the exchange of students and didactic staff. It has been also involved in elaborating and implementing ECTS, preparing curricula, syllabuses and modules. The aim of Erasmus is raising the quality of education in the countries participating in the programme by expanding the international cooperation between higher education institutions and supporting the mobility of students and university workers (more in Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and the GMU Erasmus Policy Statement).
The systematically increasing number of students of the partner universities realising a part of their studies within the Erasmus Programme in GMU is a clear sign of the increasing scale of internationalisation of GMU.
Gdynia Maritime University welcomes Erasmus applications from students enrolled in our partner universities. Please check with your Erasmus office whether your university has an Erasmus exchange agreement with GMU, and ensure that the exchange agreement includes your field of study. All applications must be approved by your Erasmus Office.
Application deadlines for Autumn semester or full academic year:
- Nomination Deadline: 15th May
- Application Deadline: 15th June
Application deadlines for Spring semes
- Nomination Deadline: 15th September
- Application Deadline: 30th November
Please note that nominations from partner Erasmus Offices should contain the following information about each incoming Erasmus student:
- Name of student
- Title of student’s degree course at home university
- GMU Faculty to which student is applying
- Student's personal email address
- Whether student is applying for the full academic year, the autumn semester only, or the spring semester only
English Language Skills
All Incoming Erasmus students are required to have a level of English language proficiency which will enable them to understand lectures, participate in classes fully, seminars and to sit examinations in the language. Ideally, students should have level B2, but at a very minimum level B1.
- Semester 1: first Monday of October
- Semester 2: second Monday of February
Please note: These dates are provisional and subject to change. Detailed days will be given in the Letter of Acceptance.
How to apply
If you wish to study as an exchange student at GMU, please follow the steps below.
After we receive your official nomination from your home university, you will be sent a link to the application procedure and forms. The application should consist of the following documents:
- The application form. This form can be downloaded as a Word document here
- The learning agreement. This document can be downloaded as a Word document here. The learning agreement must be signed by you and the by Erasmus academic coordinator at your home university.
- Your latest available transcript of records.
- Accommodation form.
Management and Quality Science
Guide for incoming students includes more useful information.
Please Note: Students who will require a visa to study in Poland should read the information at the following link:
Confirmation of Acceptance Applications will be reviewed by the GMU Erasmus Coordinators in the relevant faculty. When your application has been approved by the receiving faculty, you will receive a confirmation of acceptance email from the GMU Erasmus office. You can then start to prepare all other practical matters related to your stay in Gdynia. Any further information, such as orientation arrangements, will be emailed to you, in due course.
Please Note: Applicants should not book or pay for accommodation until they have received a confirmation of acceptance email from the Erasmus Office.
Each year GMU welcomes a number of academic staff members from its partner institutions. They visit GMU with the purpose of teaching or training. The Erasmus+ staff mobility programme offers excellent opportunities for acquiring innovative teaching methods and exchange of good practices, and contributes to professional development.
At GMU the staff mobility programme is implemented and facilitated by the Faculties. Teachers of partner institutions are welcome to contact the GMU by emailing the Erasmus office (a.datta [at] au.umg.edu.pl) or the Faculty Coordinators – contact details are on this list.
Erasmus partner universities
The list of partner institutions is changing during the time of programme realisation. The updated list is available here.
If your institution would like to sign the Inter-institutional agreement with GMU, please contact Erasmus office (a.datta [at] au.umg.edu.pl)
The documents (application, learning agreement, etc) must be filled in on the computer and scanned properly (scanned in good quality, not photographed).
The documents with handwrtiting will not be accepted.
All your documents shall be sent together in one email message.