Did you know that the School of Life Sciences has an Erasmus exchange agreement with the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany?
‘Erasmus’ stands for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students and is a scheme that enables students to study in other EU countries as part of their degree – in this case in Jena, Germany.
Why do it?
It provides a unique opportunity to experience a different culture and language, broadens your outlook, boosts your confidence, and increases your chances of finding employment or a PhD position. And last, but not least, it’s fun!
What about my expenses?
A stipend is available that will cover most of your expenses. The stipend is subject to change but in 2012/2013 Erasmus exchange students received €370 per month.
Who can go and when?
All Life Sciences postgraduate students (fulltime) enrolled on one of the following MSc courses are eligible to apply: Molecular Medical Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Microbiology & Immunology, and Immunology & Allergy. The scheme is open to non-EU citizens.
Up to two applicants will be selected based on their academic performance and motivation. The selected students will undertake the research project component of their course at Jena and are expected to remain there from about mid April to July (note that for some courses students may have to return temporarily to take part in exams).
Interested? Any further questions?
Please contact Life Sciences’ Erasmus Co-ordinator, Dr. Klaus Winzer.
Tel. 0115 82 32247