- Erasmus FAQ is the place where we gathered advices useful to every student going on foreign exchange. We divided the topics into three sections - before going on exchange, during exchange and after coming back home. If you feel something is missing simply add a comment or submit your own advice.
Agreement with your University
Before you leave, you have to sign an agreement with your native school. It’s necessary for completing the exchange process and for receiving your scholarship. This agreement contains the list of your duties as an Erasmus student. That includes fulfilling the defined course of your studies abroad, informing your native school about any changes as well as completing all the necessary formalities. Some schools require a written report after returning from your abroad stay, but you can always simply paste in the opinion you left on our site :) As far as the scholarship is concerned – you should receive it if all the documents are OK but the usual practices are different in different schools. Sometimes you get it before leaving the country, but usually you get it during your stay. Have this in mind while preparing the budget for your stay. Remember to give your bank account number on the agreement you signed with your school. It’s also a good idea to check bank offers for student accounts in Euros. Some promotions allow you to open an account for free or paying very low provisions, when using cash machines later on. This way, you don’t have to bother yourself opening an account abroad and you will save considerable amount of time. But beware, in some countries (e.g. Holland) it’s better to have a local card because the Polish ones, like Visa Electron and Maestro aren’t accepted that widely. It’s better to have this issue covered before you arrive, because realizing you can’t pay for anything, after waiting half an hour in a queue at the supermarket, is not all that pleasant.