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6. Education and Training

6.5 Cross-border learning mobility

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  1. Policy framework
  2. Main cross-border mobility programmes for students in formal education
  3. Promoting mobility in the context of non-formal learning, and of youth work
  4. Quality assurance

Policy framework

The Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Youth 2014 – 2020 underlines importance of youth mobility.

Strategic goal 2 in Youth and the World section: "Recognizing the benefits of mobility"

  • promote and recognize the benefits of youth mobility and mobility of youth workers and develop international cooperation to promote the transfer of know-how from other countries, increase the quality of youth work, become aware of the link between local action and its global impact

Comprehensive information on the possibilities of Slovak students to study abroad (including scholarships provided by the MESRS or the Ministry of Education of the other partner country) is provided by the Slovak Academic Information Agency SAIA.

More information about the support of international mobility in Slovakia:

Main cross-border mobility programmes for students in formal education

Erasmus+ programme is the most important tool to promote learning mobility in Slovakia.

Within the framework of Vocational Education and Training:

  • Internship for pupils 2 weeks to 12 months
  • in a business compaby or other workplace (e.g., in a public or non-governmental organization)
  • in a vocational school with practical training in the partner company

The grant covers all costs, including language support, special needs and extra costs.

Within the framework of University studies:

  • Studying abroad
  • study at a university abroad over a period of 3-12 months,
  • full Master´s degree study abroad,
  • Internships for students - a practice for students in a company abroad in the length of 2-12 months

The grant covers life and travel expenses.

National Scholarship program of the Slovak Republic

  • students 3-10 months at university abroad
  • PhD students from 1-10 months at a university or research institute abroad
  • Post PhD studies 3-6 months at a college or research establishment abroad

The programme is open to students from Slovakia as well as from abroad.

The grant covers life and travel expenses.

Visegrad Scholarship Programme

  • support for Master and Doctoral Studies in the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovak Republic and Hungary), the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership

The grant covers the student's cost of living, the possibility of requesting reimbursement of travel costs.

Central European exchange programme for university studies (CEEPUS)

  • supports academic mobility in Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe.
  • short-term stays for students and doctoral students including the elaboration of bachelor, diploma, or dissertation work (1 - 2 months),
  • lecture and research stays for university teachers (1 month).

The programme is intended for candidates from Slovakia as well as foreigners.

The grant covers the student's cost of living, the possibility of reimbursement of travel costs on the reqest.

Action Austria – Slovakia (Akcia Rakúsko- Slovensko) cooperation in science and education:  

  • bilateral program to promote cooperation in the field of higher education, science and research
  • joint financing of the MESRS and the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria

Scholarships:

  • for students working on diploma theses 1 - 3 months,
  • PhD students 3 - 6 months,
  • Post-PhD students 3 - 6 months,
  • Short-term stays max. 3 days,
  • Summer language course

The grant usually covers subsistence and living costs. In some cases, for language courses, participants pay travel expenses themselves.

Promoting mobility in the context of non-formal learning, and of youth work

At national level, there is no mobility promotion program in the given area.

The most important tool for promoting mobility in the context of non-formal education and youth work is the EU Erasmus + Youth and Sports.

Quality assurance

At national level, there is no quality assurance system for learning mobility outside the Erasmus + regulations.