Student exchange

ERASMUS+

In 1998, Estonia joined the European Union SOCRATES programme, more specifically, the Socrates university programme for student and lecturer exchange, various university research projects and the introduction of transferable subject points (ECTS) in Estonian universities. From 2007 to 2014 the programme was called LLP ERASMUS (Lifelong Learning). Since 2014 it has been known as ERASMUS+.

The most important part of the programme is student exchange, which provides our students the chance to study at prestigious European music universities for up to a year.

Via the Erasmus+ programme it is possible to study in the following European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland*. In addition, students can study in Turkey and at universities in countries within the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

*Switzerland participates in the Erasmus+ programme under specific terms, and grants for students accepted into Swiss universities are paid for by the Swiss government.

OUTGOING STUDENTS

Via the Erasmus+ programme EAMT students can study abroad either in the form of an ordinary study exchange or an internship. The exchange period can be 3–12 months for a study exchange and 2–12 months for an internship.

In the case of both a study exchange and an internship, the student must send a corresponding candidate application to the university/internship institution. Application for student exchange places takes place at the beginning of the spring semester for the subsequent academic year.

The list of EAMT partner universities can be found here. Applications can be made to three universities/internship institutions at a time.

The applications to the host institutions should be submitted through the EASY Online Application System. NB! The recording and the transcript of records (issued by the Student Affairs Office), are to be uploaded to the EASY system.

EAMT students can apply providing:

  • they are a citizen of Estonia or of another country participating in the programme
  • they have a permanent Estonian living permit or are recognised by the Estonian state as a stateless individual
  • they have completed their first year of university studies (i.e. according the programme, the right to study abroad applies from the second year of the first level of university education)

Students accepted by destination schools/internship institutions are paid a monthly grant. The size of the monthly grant is authorised by the decree by the rector of the academy:

NB! Starting from the 2014/2015 academic year, students at all levels of university education can participate in several exchanges for a total of up to 12 months.

ERASMUS program grant maximums 2016–2017

ERASMUS program grant maximums 2015–2016

INCOMING STUDENTS

The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre accepts Erasmus exchange students in all degree programmes. Students who are interested in coming to study with us on an Erasmus exchange should first contact the ERASMUS Coordinator of their home institution. The prospective students must be nominated and selected by their home institution.

Application process:

  • Step 1: Your home institution must approve your nomination;
  • Step 2: Complete your application on the EASY Online Application System;
  • Step 3: Submit your application to the EAMT through the EASY Online Application System;
  • Step 4: Your application will be passed to relevant department in EAMT;
  • Step 5: ERASMUS Coordinator of your institution will be notified of the result.

The EAMT will receive applications only through the EASY Online Application System

Deadline for application: April 30

For more information, please contact thr International Relations Specialists:
Pilleriin Meidla
Tel: +372 667 5760
E-mail:pilleriin@ema.edu.ee

NORDPLUS

Since 2008, the Baltics have participated in Nordplus, the education programme of the Nordic Council. The purpose of the network-based programme is to strengthen cooperation between Nordic and Baltic countries via the exchange of lecturers and students and project activities (intensive courses, development projects and joint curricula).

Outgoing students:

The student exchange via the Nordplus programme offers our students the opportunity to study for 1–12 months at music universities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. In addition, the programme also supports short-term mobility (5 days–1 month). Applications are possible via networks, and EAMT belongs to the classical music network Sibelius, the jazz music network Nordpuls, the opera education network NordOpera and folk-music network Nordtrad. Find the list of member-schools in the networks here. Applications can be made to three universities at a time. Applications for the student exchange places takes place at the beginning of the spring semester for the subsequent academic year.

Application deadline is 1 March.

Documents necessary for the application:

  •  learning agreement
  • CV and application letter (recommended)
  • transcript of academic records from the home university
  •  sound recording (~15 min)

EAMT students can apply providing:

  • they are a citizen of Estonia or of another country participating in the programme
  • they have a permanent Estonian living permit or are recognised by the Estonian state as a stateless individual
  • they have completed their first year of university studies (except master's students on a joint curriculum)

Students accepted by destination universities are paid a monthly grant and a one-time travel grant.

The Nordplus programme monthly grant is 200€ and the weekly grant is 70€. The travel grant between Nordic and Baltic countries is 330€ and 660€ for mobility to Iceland.

Incoming students:

Students whose home university is part of the corresponding thematic network can study at EAMT via the Nordplus programme (list of network member-schools can be found here). The study period can be a minimum of one month; the typical duration of mobility, however, is one or two semesters. The Nordplus programme also allows for short-term mobility (min. 5 days). EAMT accepts applications during the academic year preceding the study period.

The application deadline is 1 March.

Documents necessary for the application:

  • learning agreement
  • CV and application letter (recommended)
  • sound recording (length ~15 min)

Additional information about the Nordplus programme...

For additional information: Hanneleen Pihlak

Coordinator of the Nordplus programme at EAMT

tel: +372 6675779   email: hanneleen@ema.edu.ee

 

DORA PLUSS

The aim of "DoRa Pluss", a programme that supports a more international higher education, mobility and growth, is to make Estonia a renowned and attractive place to study and conduct research as well as helping its university education compete on the international stage.

Sub-aims include:

  • publicising various study and research opportunities among young researchers and master's students and increase their participation in international cooperative projects
  • increasing the number of foreign master's and doctoral students in Estonian universities
  • making doctoral studies more effective
  • improving the efficiency of universities and the inclusion of foreign students
  • increasing the demand for foreign students in the Estonian labour market, and therefore, support the development of university education and the economy
  • strengthening the level of doctoral studies in Estonian universities in accordance with innovative doctoral principles

"DoRa Pluss" is open from 01.08.2015 to 31.05.2023 with a budget of 22,567,790 euros, of which support from the European Regional Development Fund comprises 87.29%.

The activity supports achieving the aims set by the Estonian Lifelong Learning Strategy 2020 higher education programme, the Estonian Research and Development and Innovation Strategy 2014–2020 "Knowledge-Based Estonia" and the National Reform Programme "Estonia 2020". EAMT master's students, doctoral students, young researchers and lecturers can apply for the following grants via the "DoRa Pluss" programme:

Action 1.1 "Short-term activities abroad related to the teaching and research work of Master’s students and young researchers in Estonia": grants to participate in a professional conference, seminar or course, or carry out other educational and research-related activities (e.g. working in libraries, using laboratories, developing study materials, working with a supervisor, participating in field work, consultations or other similar tasks) for up to 30 calendar days. The size of the grant consists of a transport allowance based on unit prices; study mobility accommodation allowance; daily allowance and the participation fees will be covered based on cost. The maximum size of the grant is 2000 euros for one activity independent of its duration or location.

Read more: DoRa Pluss grants for doctoral mobility

The application form can be downloaded here.

Applications can be sent electronically to the programme coordinator by the 5th of each month (except 5 July), taking into account that the mobility should start 6 weeks after the 10th of the month of application.

Action 1.2 "Mobility of doctoral students from Estonian universities to foreign universities or research facilities": support for EAMT doctoral student mobility in foreign universities or research facilities for the purposes of study, training or participation in non-formal or formal education. The grant can be applied for more than once during the nominal study period, taking into account that the minimum mobility period is 31 calendar days and the grant can be awarded for a maximum of 10 months according to the quota allocated by EAMT.

Applications can be made for a grant to cover the travel, accommodation and living expenses related to the mobility.

Read more: DoRa Pluss grants for doctoral mobility

The application form can be downloaded here.

Applications can be sent electronically to the coordinator 5 times a year: 23 February, 25 May, 25 August, 24 September and 24 November.

Additional information:

Kai Kiiv
Coordinator of the DoRa Pluss programme at EAMT
Phone: +372 667 5721   E-mail: kai@ema.edu.ee